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An outstandingly delicate and bright landscape, highly typical of this brilliantly skilled artist. Juan de Palau Buixo paints this charming rural village in a dazzling array of warm tones, with white accents to bring light and energy to this splendid piece. A welcoming familiarity is evoked by this picturesque setting, which Palau paints with such tenderness and joy. His brushstrokes echo the fluidness of painters such as the renowned Scandinavian painter Anders Zorn.
Juan de Palau Buixo was born in Catalonia, shortly before his family moved to Zaragoza in 1920. As a young man, Palau studied architecture, but he quickly became fascinated by art after frequently visiting the painting galleries of the Prado Museum, as well as meeting Santiago Rusiñol, who helped him shape his career as a painter. The artist developed a particular interest in the great Spanish and Dutch masters. in 1936, before the war erupted, Palau returned to his native Catalonia, joining the Republican Army. Three years later, when the war was over, he settled in Banyoles, where he dedicated himself to painting and drawing, developing his breathtaking, delicate style and painting his surrounding landscapes, cities and towns. Auction prices for Palau's paintings of a similar size have sold up to £3000.
Artist name: Juan de Palau Buixo (1919-1991)
Approx date: First half of the 20th Century
Frame Size: H 89 cm x W 73 cm x D 6 cm
Image Size: H 68 cm x W 53 cm
Medium: Watercolour on paper