"Joaquim de Miró (Sitges, 1849-1914) was a member of the Luminist School, a group of painters who met up in Sitges at the end of the 19th century with the aim of grasping the vibrant Mediterranean light in the area, which they had discovered as a pictorial motif.
In their search for sincerity, Luminist painters wanted to fill their work with light. They needed to leave the studio and set up their easels on the beach or in the countryside, transferring everything they saw to their canvases, convinced that without this faithfulness, it would be impossible to produce truthful painting.
Quan Rusiñol arrived in Sitges for the first time in 1891 and it was Rossend Bartés who showed him the studio that belonged to Joaquim de Miró, the first artist from Sitges with whom Rusiñol became acquainted. Rusiñol was very fond of him and quite possibly, for this reason, he hung his works in his bedroom, the most private part of the house.
The work is drenched in light and colour which causes an impression because of the confident drawing, the perspective and luminous force."


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