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Pueblo escalonado

  • Pueblo escalonado. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Pueblo escalonado. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)





Around 1906-1909


Joaquim Mir

Cultural background


Original title

Pueblo escalonado
National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)
Barcelona, Catalonia

Deemed to be one of the best landscape works in Catalan modernist painting, it displays the best qualities of an artistic personality as unmistakeable as that of Joaquim Mir.

Unlike the majority of the artists of his generation, Joaquim Mir never visited Paris and was not directly influenced by the impressionists. This view of the village of Maspujols (Tarragona), is one of the artist’s most extraordinary pictures. The explosion of colour is a sharp reflection of his inner experiences. The innovative way of interpreting the landscape is indicative of his great descriptive talent, an innate ability to capture an amazing atmosphere in an original manner by applying patches of vibrant, daring colours with harmonious chromatic tones.

Details of the work


121 cm x 164 cm

Oil on canvas


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