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Pujada del Castell (The Castle Hill)

<p>Josep Blanquet Taberner (Figueres 1873 - circa 1930). <em>Pujada del Castell</em>, (The Castle Hill) 1899. Oil on canvas. 70 x 93.5 cm</p>

Josep Blanquet Taberner (Figueres 1873 - circa 1930). Pujada del Castell, (The Castle Hill) 1899. Oil on canvas. 70 x 93.5 cm

Identifying with an extremely realistic style avant la lettre is the result of a particular painting technique using photographs (mostly taken by the Catalan photographer living in Paris, J.M. Cañellas), and which shows us a reflection of Empordà society at the turn of the century. Impressed by the originality of his pioneering work, Dalí used some of these works to be part of an exhibition and tribute dedicated to him in 1979 by the Centre Georges Pompidou museum and art centre in Paris.

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