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La bellesa

<p><em>La bellesa</em>, Josep Llimona, 1924, marble, 120 &times; 32 &times; 35 cm. Donated by J. Sala Ardiz</p>

La bellesa, Josep Llimona, 1924, marble, 120 × 32 × 35 cm. Donated by J. Sala Ardiz

La bellesa (Beauty) is a very characteristic example of the deliquescence of the sweet, mild and somewhat morbid forms of Art Nouveau. The blurry face confers a halo of mystery on the figure. Josep Llimona (1864-1934), one of the best Catalan sculptors, perfectly encapsulated the entire Art Nouveau movement from its inception under the influence of realism until the advent of the new Noucentiste trends.

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