A chronological journey
Rendered during his scholarship stay in Rome, this painting depicts a rural theme bathed in a warm light, giving a magical air to an everyday scene. The work is also a sign of Gili i Roig's aim to approach directly to the scene he wanted to paint, as it is revealed by a photograph preserved in his personal archive which is nearly identical to the final work.
"Cosa lírica" —afterwards called "De l’aire a l’aire"— was a turning point in Leandre Cristòfol’s artistic production, and revealed the result of a research initiated by the artist in order to find his own, original track. This sculpture was the first non-figurative work exhibited publicly in Lleida, in 1933.
This is the smallest piece of the museum's collection. It consists of an ice cube, a transparent container that encapsulates calligraphic strokes. When Benet Rosell was in Paris, carrying the cubes in his pocket, he improvised exhibitions wherever he went, before finally slipping each piece into a small glass cup.
Àngel Jové returned to painting in 1982. However, artworks as this one are rather continuative: they maintain a photographic conception and Jové’s usual chromatism, to which new synthetic enamel colours are added while the presence of symbolic and poetic elements gets accentuated as they are mixed with disturbing characters or scenery.
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