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Rainy Afternoon

<p><em>Rainy Afternoon</em>, also called&nbsp;<em>The Garden Porch</em>, Santiago Rusi&ntilde;ol, 1889, oil on canvas, 124 x 68.5 cm</p>

Rainy Afternoon, also called The Garden Porch, Santiago Rusiñol, 1889, oil on canvas, 124 x 68.5 cm

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Barcelona, 1861-Aranjuez, 1931) painted this work during his travels through Catalonia by wagon together with Ramon Casas. This oil painting was exhibited at the Sala Parés in 1890, along with The Widow by Ramon Casas and works by other modernista artists. Shortly afterwards, the artists themselves gave them as a gift to Víctor Balaguer for his Library Museum. 

This oil painting is an example of rural naturalism, peaceful with a touch of melancholy. It features a grey, cold atmosphere reminiscent of the climate of a city that fascinated the artist, Paris.

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