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Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Spanish, 1861-1931)
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Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Spanish, 1861-1931)

Glorieta de cipreses del Jardín del Príncipe, Aranjuez (The gardens at Aranjuez)

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Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Spanish, 1861-1931)
Glorieta de cipreses del Jardín del Príncipe, Aranjuez (The gardens at Aranjuez)
signed 'S. Rusiñol' (lower right)
oil on canvas
47 5/8 x 59¼ in. (121.5 x 150.5 cm.)
Painted in 1919.
Provenance
With Sala Parés, 1983.
Literature
J. C. Laplana and M. Palau-Ribes O'Callaghan, La Pintura de Santiago Rusiñol: Obra Completa, Barcelona, volume III, no. 17.3.7 (illustrated).
H. J. Roch, Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931), Frankfurt and New York, 1983, fig. 64 (illustrated).
J. C. Laplana, Santiago Rusiñol: El Pintor, l'Home, Barcelona, 1995, p. 440, no. 17.3.6.
Exhibited
Barcelona, Sala Parés, February 1920.
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Lot Essay

The square of cypresses trees in the "Garden of the Principe en Aranjuez" is perhaps one of the artist's most recurrent topics. This subject provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration and became a scene that he would paint many times throughout his life.

The present work is one of the largest and most elaborate of this series. The peaceful and tranquil nature of this autumn corner contrasts with the rich layers of colour from the flowers that surround the trees, overturning the melancholy of autumn. The arcade of roses that await the spring are framed by cypress and chestnut trees whose burnt red and yellow leaves convert this piece into an evocative and harmonious vision of nature.

A gloriously evocative painting, the present work aims to transport the viewer into a man-made paradise, which exults in the beauty and mystery of nature.



La Glorieta de cipreses del Jardín del Príncipe en Aranjuez es quizá, uno de los temas más recurrentes, una fuente inagotable de inspiración dentro de los paisajes que pintaría a lo largo de su vida de los Jardines de Aranjuez.
Este cuadro, una de las versiones más elaboradas y de mayor tamaño de las recogidas en su biografía, es un disfrute para todos los sentidos. La suntuosa melancolía, el reposo, el silencio de este rincón otoñal queda contrastado por la rica superposición de planos, las flores que rodean la glorieta de cipreses, las geométricas arcadas de rosas que esperan la primavera flanquean a los cipreses y plátanos de hojas encendidas de un rojo amarillento otoñal, que convierten a esta obra en una sugestiva y armoniosa visión de la naturaleza.
La imagen de este jardín hace vibrar al espectador, al sentirse partícipe por un instante, de este paraíso creado por el hombre pero exaltado por la gloriosa visión del artista que supo captar en estos jardines la esencia, el misterio de la naturaleza para el regocijo de los espectadores.
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