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Where in the Sky Will I Find You, Joan Vilatobà

<p><em>En quin punt del cel et trobar&eacute;</em> (Where in the Sky Will I Find You), Joan Vilatob&agrave;, c. 1915, tinted bromide paper, 62 &times; 95 cm</p>

En quin punt del cel et trobaré (Where in the Sky Will I Find You), Joan Vilatobà, c. 1915, tinted bromide paper, 62 × 95 cm

Joan Vilatobà Fígols (Sabadell, 1878- 1954) was one of the pioneers in pictorialist photography in Spain. This movement, which sprang up in the late 19th century, claimed that photography should be given the status of an art. Vilatobà followed the trends of those who carried on the dictates of academic painting and used their cameras to recreate historical or literary themes.

The Sabadell Art Museum conserves many works by Joan Vilatobà, prominent among them the complete photography collection, including both positives and glass plates, which it either owns or holds as a free loan from the photographer’s granddaughter Isabel.

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