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125 YEARS OF CAU FERRAT. The construction of an ideal (1894-2019)

The Cau Ferrat in Sitges is one of Santiago Rusiñol’s most important creations. Painter, collector, writer and playwright, Rusiñol assembled, at his home in Sitges, the diverse collections he started while still in his teens and that he kept in the atelier he shared in Barcelona with his friend, the sculptor Enric Clarasó. This year we are celebrating the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the inauguration of the Cau Ferrat in Sitges on November 4th, 1894. On that day, Rusiñol, accompanied by an important delegation of the most outstanding representatives in Catalan culture, moved two works by El Greco there that he had acquired shortly before in Paris.

The diverse activities carried out at, or organized from, the Cau would make Rusiñol's home in Sitges the epicenter of Catalan Modernisme. This exhibition aims to explain the origin of this project, its consolidation and its main raison d’être: the assemblage of the painter’s different collections, as an expression of Total Art.

SPACES

Introducció. 125 anys del Cau Ferrat
Introducció. 125 anys del Cau Ferrat
Introducció. 125 anys del Cau Ferrat
<p><em>Mother of God</em></p>
<p>Catalonia, 13th century</p>
<p>Carved wood, with remains of polychromy</p>
<p>Centre Excursionista de Catalunya, Barcelona</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>One of the activities that the excursionists enjoyed was going to visit the collections that were in the country at that time. They were tours guided by their owners, who presented them with full detail, later collected in the publication of the event in the Association&rsquo;s bulletin.</p>
<p>On March 27th, 1887, a group of members of the Catalan Association of Scientific Excursions visited Rusi&ntilde;ol&rsquo;s collection in Barcelona. The text published containing the summary of this activity, in fact, was the first written news about the nature of his collection, consisting of about two hundred wrought iron pieces, sculptures, important Medieval and Renaissance furniture, and ceramics.</p>
<p>As customary, the host and member of the association would offer a gift to the other associates that would go on to become part of the museum housed at their headquarters. In this case, Rusi&ntilde;ol gifted this Romanesque image of the Mother of God from his collection, a clear testimony to the painter's commitment to the excursionist association.</p>
1. THE COUNTRY UNDER STUDY. THE ORIGINS OF SANTIAGO RUSIÑOL’S PASSION FOR COLLEC...
1. THE COUNTRY UNDER STUDY. THE ORIGINS OF SANTIAGO RUSIÑOL’S PASSION FOR COLLECTING
2. COLLECTING AND THE STUDY OF ANTIQUE CATALAN WROUGHT IRON
2. COLLECTING AND THE STUDY OF ANTIQUE CATALAN WROUGHT IRON
2. COLLECTING AND THE STUDY OF ANTIQUE CATALAN WROUGHT IRON
<p>Autor desconegut Fortuny&rsquo;s Studio in Rome, circa 1873-1874</p>
<p>Modern copy</p>
<p>Institut Amatller d'Art Hisp&agrave;nic - Arxiu Mas, Barcelona</p>
3. THE ATELIER, THE EXPRESSION OF THE MODERN ARTIST
3. THE ATELIER, THE EXPRESSION OF THE MODERN ARTIST
<p><strong>Joaquim de Mir&oacute; i Argenter (Sitges, 1849-1914)</strong></p>
<p><em>Bosch Street.</em> Sitges, circa 1880</p>
<p>Oil on canvas</p>
<p>Museu de Maricel, Sitges. Adquisici&oacute; del Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges, 2016</p>
4. SITGES, A NEARBY PARADISE
4. SITGES, A NEARBY PARADISE
<p><strong>Llu&iacute;s Labarta i Gra&ntilde;&eacute; (Barcelona, 1852-1924)</strong></p>
<p><em>The Procession of the Greeks (Third Festa Modernista),</em> 1894</p>
<p>Col&bull;lecci&oacute; particular</p>
5. SITGES, CAPITAL OF MODERNISME
5. SITGES, CAPITAL OF MODERNISME
<p><strong>Santiago Rusi&ntilde;ol i Prats (Barcelona, 1861 &ndash; Aranjuez, 1931)</strong></p>
<p><em>Mail Nude.</em> Paris, 1891-1892</p>
<p>Oil on canvas</p>
<p>Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges</p>
6. A CAU OF SECRETS
6. A CAU OF SECRETS
7. A GENEROUS GIFT
7. A GENEROUS GIFT
7. A GENEROUS GIFT

OBJECTS

Santaigo Rusiñol dressed as a Moor
Santaigo Rusiñol dressed as a...
Santaigo Rusiñol dressed as a Moor
Santiago Rusiñol painting in Girona
Santiago Rusiñol painting in G...
Santiago Rusiñol painting in Girona
Santiago Rusiñol at the Retiro Park in Madrid
Santiago Rusiñol at the Retiro...
Santiago Rusiñol at the Retiro Park in Madrid
Interior of the Cau Ferrat
Interior of the Cau Ferrat
Interior of the Cau Ferrat
The Catalan Excursion Association’s Shield
The Catalan Excursion Associat...
The Catalan Excursion Association’s Shield
Hot springs in Caldes de Malavella,
Hot springs in Caldes de Malav...
Hot springs in Caldes de Malavella,
Centelles Castle
Centelles Castle
Centelles Castle
Rocks at the foot of the Subirats Castle
Rocks at the foot of the Subir...
Rocks at the foot of the Subirats Castle
Les Agudes Mountain
Les Agudes Mountain
Les Agudes Mountain
Man from the Ribes Valley - A grandfather
Man from the Ribes Valley - A...
Man from the Ribes Valley - A grandfather
View of the Subirats Castle
View of the Subirats Castle
View of the Subirats Castle
Santa Pau Menhir
Santa Pau Menhir
Santa Pau Menhir
Iberian amphora
Iberian amphora
Iberian amphora
Phallus impudicus
Phallus impudicus
Phallus impudicus
Sant Cugat del Vallès Monastery
Sant Cugat del Vallès Monaster...
Sant Cugat del Vallès Monastery
Goblet from Santes Creus
Goblet from Santes Creus
Goblet from Santes Creus
Mount Taga
Mount Taga
Mount Taga
Taga Mountain
Taga Mountain
Taga Mountain
Standing Candelabrum
Standing Candelabrum
Standing Candelabrum
Album of artistic
Album of artistic
Album of artistic
Álbum from archaeological section
Álbum from archaeological sect...
Álbum from archaeological section
Artistic iron
Artistic iron
Artistic iron
Candelabrum from Bellmunt Sanctuary
Candelabrum from Bellmunt Sanc...
Candelabrum from Bellmunt Sanctuary
Candelabrum from Mare de Déu dels Arcs
Candelabrum from Mare de Déu d...
Candelabrum from Mare de Déu dels Arcs
Candelabrum from Sant Vicenç de Rus
Candelabrum from Sant Vicenç d...
Candelabrum from Sant Vicenç de Rus
Cross
Cross
Cross
Door with decorative
Door with decorative
Door with decorative
Brazier
Brazier
Brazier
Candelabrum
Candelabrum
Candelabrum
Ring-shaped door knocker
Ring-shaped door knocker
Ring-shaped door knocker
Hammer-shaped door knocker
Hammer-shaped door knocker
Hammer-shaped door knocker
Hoist head
Hoist head
Hoist head
Dragon-shaped hoist arm
Dragon-shaped hoist arm
Dragon-shaped hoist arm
Dragon-shaped hoist head
Dragon-shaped hoist head
Dragon-shaped hoist head
El taller de Tomàs Moragas
El taller de Tomàs Moragas
El taller de Tomàs Moragas
The Masrieras' Studio
The Masrieras' Studio
The Masrieras' Studio
Antoni Fabrés's Studio in Paris
Antoni Fabrés's Studio in Pari...
Antoni Fabrés's Studio in Paris
<p>Photograph of the first Cau Ferrat, located on Muntaner street in Barcelona, circa 1890-1892</p>
<p>Modern copy</p>
<p>Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges</p>
The first Cau Ferrat located i...
The first Cau Ferrat located in Barcelona
Interior of the Great Hall
Interior of the Great Hall
Interior of the Great Hall
The dining room of the Cau Ferrat
The dining room of the Cau Fer...
The dining room of the Cau Ferrat
<p>Francesc Rogent i Pedrosa (Barcelona, 1864-1898)</p>
<p>Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat. Sitges, October 1893</p>
<p>Ink on parchment paper</p>
<p>Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges. Adquisici&oacute; del Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges, 2013</p>
Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat
Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat
Ferros del Cau Ferrat
Ferros del Cau Ferrat
Ferros del Cau Ferrat
Drawing of wrought iron
Drawing of wrought iron
Drawing of wrought iron
Notes on the Cau ferrat's facade
Notes on the Cau ferrat's faca...
Notes on the Cau ferrat's facade
Notes of the Cau Ferrat
Notes of the Cau Ferrat
Notes of the Cau Ferrat
Some notes on the Cau Ferrat
Some notes on the Cau Ferrat
Some notes on the Cau Ferrat
Architectural scketch of the Cau Ferrat
Architectural scketch of the C...
Architectural scketch of the Cau Ferrat
Sketch of the Cau Ferrat
Sketch of the Cau Ferrat
Sketch of the Cau Ferrat
The Ribes Cross
The Ribes Cross
The Ribes Cross
Ribes
Ribes
Ribes
The Ribera
The Ribera
The Ribera
The Can Falç Courtyard
The Can Falç Courtyard
The Can Falç Courtyard
View of the Punta from the Ribera
View of the Punta from the Rib...
View of the Punta from the Ribera
Beach in Sitges
Beach in Sitges
Beach in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol in Sitges
Santiago Rusiñol with his dog Love
Santiago Rusiñol with his dog...
Santiago Rusiñol with his dog Love
The Sitges Train Station
The Sitges Train Station
The Sitges Train Station
Zuloaga and his wife
Zuloaga and his wife
Zuloaga and his wife
<p><strong>Joan Maragall, Narc&iacute;s Oller, Santiago Rusi&ntilde;ol, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Josep Pin i Soler, Tell [et al]</strong></p>
<p>Festa Modernista at the Cau Ferrat. Literary competition held in Sitges on November 4th, 1894. Third Year. (Facsimile)</p>
<p>Biblioteca Popular Santiago Rusi&ntilde;ol, Sitges</p>
Festa Modernista al Cau Ferrat
Festa Modernista al Cau Ferrat
<p><strong>Miquel Utrillo i Morlius (Barcelona, 1862 &ndash; Sitges, 1934)</strong></p>
<p>Poster for the opera La fada (The fairy), with Enric Morera&rsquo;s music and Jaume Mass&oacute;&rsquo;s poems</p>
<p>Barcelona: Tipografia L&rsquo;Aven&ccedil;, 1897</p>
<p>Lithograph on paper</p>
<p>Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges</p>
Poster "La Fada"
Poster "La Fada"
Female Nude
Female Nude
Female Nude
Boy Leaning on His Elbow
Boy Leaning on His Elbow
Boy Leaning on His Elbow
Young Man with Smock and Cap
Young Man with Smock and Cap
Young Man with Smock and Cap
Standing Man
Standing Man
Standing Man
Woman with pitchers
Woman with pitchers
Woman with pitchers
Woman Standing, Reading
Woman Standing, Reading
Woman Standing, Reading
Women with Blanket, Girl's Head and Man's Head
Women with Blanket, Girl's Hea...
Women with Blanket, Girl's Head and Man's Head
Cavall Max
Cavall Max
Cavall Max
Max the Horse
Max the Horse
Max the Horse
Remanins of a cellar
Remanins of a cellar
Remanins of a cellar
Flooded Church
Flooded Church
Flooded Church
A Street in Consuegra
A Street in Consuegra
A Street in Consuegra
Among the Rubble
Among the Rubble
Among the Rubble
Over the Ruins
Over the Ruins
Over the Ruins
Oracions
Oracions
Oracions
In the Rain
In the Rain
In the Rain
Rusiñol Album
Rusiñol Album
Rusiñol Album
Holly Arches in a Granada
Holly Arches in a Granada
Holly Arches in a Granada
Fountain in a Granada Courtyard
Fountain in a Granada Courtyar...
Fountain in a Granada Courtyard
A Street in Cubelles
A Street in Cubelles
A Street in Cubelles
Village Houses
Village Houses
Village Houses
Snake Charmer
Snake Charmer
Snake Charmer
Copy of a Menina
Copy of a Menina
Copy of a Menina
Copy of The Triumph of Death
Copy of The Triumph of Death
Copy of The Triumph of Death
The Conjurer
The Conjurer
The Conjurer
Ex Voto
Ex Voto
Ex Voto
Four Characters
Four Characters
Four Characters
Guard Chasing a Cart
Guard Chasing a Cart
Guard Chasing a Cart
Iphigenia in Tauris
Iphigenia in Tauris
Iphigenia in Tauris
Prayers
Prayers
Prayers
Puchinel·lis 4 gats
Puchinel·lis 4 gats
Puchinel·lis 4 gats
Fulls de la vida
Fulls de la vida
Fulls de la vida
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Winter Leaves
Winter Leaves
Winter Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Reason for a Monkey
Reason for a Monkey
Reason for a Monkey
Natural Spring
Natural Spring
Natural Spring
A Sad Hour
A Sad Hour
A Sad Hour
Female bust
Female bust
Female bust
Necklace
Necklace
Necklace
Necklace
Necklace
Necklace
Glass wine
Glass wine
Glass wine
Coaster
Coaster
Coaster
Pair of glasses
Pair of glasses
Pair of glasses
Goblet
Goblet
Goblet
Wedding chest
Wedding chest
Wedding chest
Bowl
Bowl
Bowl
Bowl
Bowl
Bowl

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