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TOMÁS MORAGAS

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(Girona 1837 – Barcelona 1906).
“Peasant Italian”, 1880.
Watercolor.
Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Measures: 28 x 17 cm; 55,5 x 44,5 cm (frame).

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Still very young, Moragas moves to Barcelona, where he began working in the workshop of the goldsmith and engraver José Pomar Llaró, at the time, I referred to the classes of the School of La Lonja. In this last met José Tapiró and Baró and Mariano Fortuny, and had as teachers, the purists nazarenes Claudio Lorenzale and Paul Milá Fontanals. After attempting without success to obtain a pensioner, moves on their own to Rome, where he settled in the studio of his friend Mariano Fortuny. Follower of your aesthetic, focused on the theme of casacones was a painting of large commercial acceptance, with works such as “roman Countryside with oxen”. After nearly a decade in the Italian capital to go to Paris in 1866, where he settled until his definitive return to Barcelona in 1876. Already in Spain she has combined her artistic activities with the foundation of the School of Watercolor painters, later Artistic Circle, and an academy of drawing that were disciples illustrious figures as Anglada and Rusiñol. He also stressed teaching at the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi of Barcelona and the Academy of Arts and Crafts of Vilanova i la Geltrú, as well as its role as an artistic advisor at the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888. He also designed the swords offered to the general Prim, and O'donnell, as well as the cover of the album presented to queen Elizabeth II. He worked in the oil and watercolor, as well as historical topics, customs, Catalan, topics moors, the landscape and the portrait.


Preserved works of Moragas in the Prado Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Barcelona, the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona, among many others.

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TOMÁS MORAGAS

TOMÁS MORAGAS

(Girona 1837 – Barcelona 1906).
“Peasant Italian”, 1880.
Watercolor.
Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Measures: 28 x 17 cm; 55,5 x 44,5 cm (frame).

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