Cala Forn

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JOAQUIM SUNYER

Cala Forn

Sitges, 1917

  • Oil on canvas
  • 120 x 140.5 cm
  • © MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • 011004-000


After a few years in Paris, where he was influenced by the French Post-Impressionists before adopting a language similar to Cézanne's, Sunyer returned to Catalonia, where he made his name as the leader of Noucentisme, an artistic movement that preached a return to classical models and upheld figurative art in opposition to the avant-garde movements. 'Cala Forn', one of Sunyer's and Noucentisme's most paradigmatic works, marked the peak of his creative development. With its great expressive power and feeling, the artist achieves perfect integration of the figures in the landscape, not limiting them to reproductions of everyday reality but turning them into symbols of the Catalonia of the time.

  • Collection
    Modern Art
  • Artist
    JOAQUIM SUNYER, Sitges, 1874-1956
  • Title
    Cala Forn
  • Date
    Sitges, 1917
  • Generic classification
    Painting
  • Material / Technique
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    120 x 140.5 cm
  • Subject
    Genre and society
  • Acquisition credit
    Donated by the Associació d'Amics de les Arts, 1918
  • Inventory number
    011004-000
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