Thursday, October 27, 2016

What a Party!

 A Party of Mobilization Day

Coming up on La Dia de Muertos, I thought I would share this wild painting with you.

Last time I was at the National Gallery d' Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, I was particularly drawn to this painting by Daniel Sabater Salabert -  (1888 - 1951).  He painted this during the Spainish Civil War.

Daniel Sabater Salabert was born in Valencia Spain on December 13, 1888.  Before heading to Madrid, he worked in a fan designer's studio.  In Madrid he was exposed to the work of Spanish masters such as Velazquez, Goya and Ribera. 

Below are some examples of his paintings.

 "En Repose"- 1942

 "La Novia de Juan" is simply just wonderful.

He painted military themes in his early career.  In 1912 he moved to Paris for a year where he was commissioned to paint religious compositions for the convent church of St. Vincent-de-Paul, which he executed in vibrant and luminous colors.

"Amor de Santa Teresa" - 1942

He returned to Spain and his canvases featured macabre scenes filled with witches and monsters.  This being his favorite subject, he became known as the "painter of witches." His color palette darkened and took on a sickly blue-green tinge.

One can definitely see the influences of Goya in this painting.

After having an expose in Barcelona in 1920 and troubled with family problems, he traveled to the Americas where he had several exhibitions along the way for the next three years.
Sabater exhibited his work at the Sociedad Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid in 1910 and also exhibited in Uruguay and Brazil. 

Today many of his works can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia.

I will be leading a group to Northern Spain next September and while in Barcelona, a morning at the National Gallery d' Art de Catalunya is on the schedule followed by lunch in the museum's elegant Restaurant, Oleum, with its breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Please email me if you are interested in joining me.  I am limiting it to a small group and I already have more than half the group filled.

Jewels of Northern Spain
September 11 - 24, 2017  


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