At the Palazzo Diamanti, Ferrara, for the exhibition ‘La Rosa di Fuoco – Picasso and Gaudi’s Barcelona’. The exhibition tells the story of the modernization of Barcelona at the turn of the twentieth century – a golden age of Catalan art and architecture. It starts with the optimism and celebration of Barcelona’s Universal Exposition in 1888 and ends with the events of Tragic Week in 1909, which brought about the end of the dream. At that time Barcelona became known as ‘La Rosa di Fuoco’ – the Rose of Fire, as the city bore witness to a violent uprising by an impoverished population.
The exhibition brings together architectural designs by Antoni Gaudi and others and paintings by artists such as Ramon Casas, Hermen Anglada Camarasa and ‘Blue Period’ Pablo Picasso.
Hermen Anglada Camarasa ‘The White Peacock’ (1904)
Picasso ‘Portrait of Gustave Coquiot’ (1901)
Picasso ‘Girl in a Chemise’ (1904 – 05)
Picasso ‘The Frugal Meal’ (1904)