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Abandoned Palace

<p>Santiago Rusi&ntilde;ol, <em>Abandoned Palace</em>, 1898, V&iacute;znar (Granada), oil on canvas</p>

Santiago Rusiñol, Abandoned Palace, 1898, Víznar (Granada), oil on canvas

Santiago Rusiñol went on his third trip to Granada in December 1897. The final result was a total of forty paintings featuring the gardens of the city.

All of the paintings were done in Víznar, a small town on the outskirts of Granada with an old Episcopal mansion built at the end of the eighteenth century.

The weeds amongst the boxwood, the small pond without water, the half-erased graffiti, the broken windows – all told these details worked to create an ambience of melancholy, speaking to us of the inexorable passing of time.

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