The Sea is a source of inspiration and more particularly the Mediterranean Sea one which has resulted in a very rich culture. Fundación Mapfre (Mapfre Founding), not for the first time, has devoted a monographic exhibition to marine landscapes, sailboats and swimmers. Eighteen years ago, in the old showrooms located in Avenida General Peron (General Perón Avenue),
a complete exhibition named A la playa (to the Beach November 2000 – January 2001) was entirely devoted to Spanish paintings between 1870 and 1936. This year though we have been able to rediscover some outstanding Spanish masters such as Sorolla or Picasso along with great names in the European Art, mainly French ones living from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century.
The new exhibition includes different pictorial trends. There are so many things in this much varied and colourful show which I have found delightful. It is a chance to look at works by lesser known artists like Othon Friesz, Maximilien Luce or Louis Valtat. I have so really enjoyed discovering the landscapes and the nudes by Josep de Togores, paying a new look at the magnificent views of submerged lands by Anglada Camarasa or admiring the beautiful collection of painted boards by Ignacio Pinazo, among other beauties.