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The gamblers, Francesc Domingo

Francesc Domingo Segura (Barcelona, 1893 – Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1974)
 The Gamblers, 1920
Oil on canvas
MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

Francesc Domingo Segura (Barcelona, 1893 – Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1974)

The Gamblers, 1920

Oil on canvas

MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

Francesc Domingo’s The Gamblers was made in the cafe of the Círculo Instructivo y Recreativo in Caldes de Montbui and was presented in public at the Spring Art Exhibition in Barcelona in 1920 where it won a prize. This work is the result of a long process begun the previous year.

Salvador Dalí, in the diary from his youth, comments on this work: «But Domingo's merit is, above all, in having initiated a new painting (not a new concept)...». The Gamblers became an emblem at the time for the artists of their circle, like Josep Obiols or Josep Llorens Artigas.

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