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ISIDRE NONELL I MONTURIOL   (1872-1911)

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 On Nonell:  Biography   Works
 Sources and additional information:  Bibliography   Other Catalan Art Nouveau Painters
 

Works:  

Designs:
Women of the bed
Reading
Seating woman

Pictures:

Landscapes:
 
Arenys de mar
Capvespre a S. Martí de
   Provençals
Penguin beach 

Nature morte
: (12) 

Portraits:
Assumpció (2)
Blanca
Bust de dona
Cantant de cabaret
Consol
Doloretes
Dolors
Estudis
(Various)
Figura reclinada
Flores
La Sol
L'espera
Lola
(2)

Series:
Els cretins de Boí
Gitanes (Gypsy women):
     Abatiment
     Amparo
     Angustias
     Dones
(Various)
     Dues gitanes
(2)
     Estudi (Various)
     Figura (Various)
     Gitana (Various)
     Gitana amb mantó
     Gitana jove
     Gitana vella
    
Gitana vermella
     Gitanes al Somorrostro
     Gitaneta
     Gitano
(Various)
     Gitanos
     Innocència
     La Chata
     La Joana
     La Manuela
     La Paloma
     La venedora d'ocells
     Lassitud
     Malenconia
     Maruja
     Meditació
     Misèria
     Niebit
     Parella de gitanos
     Pura, la gitana
     Qui caurà
     Repòs
     Rosario
     Rumiant

Social themes;
Captaire cec
Demanant caritat
Misèria
Nit de Nadal
Pobres esperant la sopa
Pobreteria
Repatriat de Cuba al moll
Repòs
Sagristà fent caritat
Una buscona

Other themes:
The bourgeois

Isidre Nonell: Portrait

Life:
Isidre Nonell i Monturiol was born in Barcelona in the year 1872.
Isidre Nonell was fundamentally a self-taught painter. Nevertheless he was also the pupil of Josep Mirabent, Martinez Altès academy and Lluís Graner. He also was a pupil of Llotja school in Barcelona.
Nonell work is characterized in it's youth by the happiness and very rich and hot colors together with an intense but sober aesthetic inspired in Art Nouveau and impressionism. This is the character of his paintings when he was a part of the Colla del Safrà -together with other painters as Canals, Vallmitjana, Gosé, Torner, Torres García, Adrià Gual, Joaquim Mir and others- between 1893 and 1896 (Colla del Safrà is a Catalan expression meaning group of saffron, referring to the color of that product used by his members in its paintings).
Before his first travel to Paris in 1886 Nonell developed his series of "Els cretins de Boí" (The cretinous of Boí), Nonell was essentially interested by marginal, alone and silk people, gypsy women and other poor people in similar attitudes. Nonell pay attention to the sad face of the reality, the reverse of the social ideals of burgess society, forcing with that attitude the general misunderstanding and potential customers refusal.
In 1887 he left to Paris where he took part in some exhibitions together with other painters. In his second stage in Paris between 1899 and 1900 he was strongly influenced by the impressionism.
In 1907 Nonell, following Utrillo suggestions, made an anthological exhibition in Barcelona in an other style, representing women with beautiful dresses, showing a more sensual look of feminine universe. The big success of that exhibition nevertheless, was ephemeral and Nonell came again to his traditional style.
Nonell was an excellent designer. Out of his normal themes (see the three designs of that page), he also was a collaborator of satiric magazine "Papitu" from 1908.
In 1910, Nonell developed his twelve pictures on "nature morte" themes.
Nonell died as a consequence of a typhus at the young age of 38 in 1911.

 

 

Nonell: Woman of the bed Nonell: Seating woman Nonell: Reading

Woman of the bed

Seating woman

Reading

            
                                                     

 

 

Bibliography on Isidre NONELL i Monturiol

Title of book Author Published by Year Seller
Nonell Cadena, Josep Maria Editorial Taber/Epos, S.A. 1970  
Isidre Nonell (1872-1911) Various Editorial MNAC (Fundación cultural Mapfre Vida) 2000 mnac
 

Other Catalan Art Nouveau Painters: 
Hermen ANGLADA i Camarassa   Joan BRULL i Vinyoles   Ricard Canals   Agapit Casas i Abarca   Ramón CASAS i Carbó   Josep CUSACHS   Manuel Cusí   Xavier Gosé i Rovira   Sebastiá Junyent i Sans   Joan Llimona i Bruguera   Josep Maria Marqués   Francesc MASRIERA i Manovens   Josep MASRIERA I Manovens   Lluis MASRIERA i Rosés   Eliseu MEIFRÈN i Roig   Joaquim MIR i Trinxet   Francesc Miralles   Isidre NONELL i Monturiol   Marià PIDELASERRA i Brias   Josep Pinós i Comes   Josep Reynés   Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada   Pau Roig i Sisa   Santiago RUSIÑOL i Prats   Antoni Serra i Fiter   Josep Maria Tamburini   Modest Urgell   Miquel UTRILLO i Morlius   Lluïsa VIDAL i Puig   Pere Ysern i Alié 

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