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Carrer Cúndaro

<p><em>Carrer C&uacute;ndaro</em>, Mela Mutermilch (Warsaw, April 26 1886&nbsp;-&nbsp;Paris, 1967), 1914, oil on canvas, 50 x 60&nbsp;cm. Donated by the Montsalvatge family</p>

Carrer Cúndaro, Mela Mutermilch (Warsaw, April 26 1886 - Paris, 1967), 1914, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm. Donated by the Montsalvatge family

This Polish artist became deeply familiar with the city and embarked on a series of uniquely personal views of Girona, using a turbulent, direct style informed by bittersweet lyricism, as exemplified in this view of Carrer Cúndaro.

In the 19th century the Iberian Peninsula welcomed a large number of European visitors fascinated by Spanish exoticism who, like Gustav Doré and Sophie Dunbar, , expressed their perceptions of different parts of the country. In this context, Girona’s most illustrious visitor was the Polish painter Mela Mutermilch. She came here in 1914 from Paris, where she was already a celebrated painter, and exhibited at the Sala Athenea.

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