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  • 1.Basque Painters 20th century

2. Adolfo Guiard After learning with Lecuona he travelled to Paris and London. He was a bohemian artist. He devoted mainly to decorative painting receiving several commandments. He painter cardboards for different buildings, including those for the Bellas Artes Museum. 3. In Paris he received Degass influence. He wanted to depict his worries about colour and the effect of light on the things he wanted to represent. He was the painter of grey and blue. 4. Some of his most representative works are those he painted in 1887 for the Biscayan Society: On the Terrace and The Hunters. 5. Sota family from Bilbao commanded Harvest and Promise. 6. He made a very varied work: drawings, watercolours, self- portraits, oil paintings, notes and different projects. Unamuno mentioned the characteristics of his style: Images are silhouettes Given the small format, they look to be illuminated drawings Human images are natural and appear as decorative elements. Txo The Town Girl of the Red Carnation 7. Arteta He entered in Bilbaos Arts and Crafts school when he was thirteen He combined his arts studies with his work as an assistant in a publishing house Thanks to his job he could contact with engraving and lithography techniques. 8. Arteta When he was ill, he obtained a grant of Biscays Deputation to study fine arts. His first years were of great intensity and he travelled to Belgium, Italy and Paris. In the last city he could exhibit his work. 9. Arteta When he came back to Spain in 1911 he founded the Basque Artists Society. He belonged to the UGT and was member of the socialist party. Due to this, in 1917 his painting became critic, dark and full of social weight depicting the life of the poorest neighbourhoods and their inhabitants. 10. Arteta His career became international when first in Paris in 1919 and then in London in 1920 he took part in some exhibitions. Between 1921 and 1923 he painted twelve frescoes for the Bilbaos Bank and thanks to this work he was appointed director of Bilbaos Bellas Artes Museum in 1924. 11. Iturrino He was born in Santander inside a family from Bilbao. He spent part of his student time in Lieja when his interest for painting appeared. He went to Paris where he became a well considered and paid painter He presented his works with Picasso He knew Matisse. 12. Once he returned, he went to Andaluca and he created an axis Andaluca-Bilbao-Paris In 1917 his work was presented in the Basque Artists Exhibition with images of Andaluca, Salamanca and Morocco. His palette was very personal, with daring colours. He was a fauvist Gardens 13. Still-life Bathers Women playing 14. Tablada Horses and greyhounds Herd of bulls 15. Dario Regoyos He was from Asturias. He painted landscapes with very original colours. An important part of his career developed in the Basque Country. He studied in San Fernandos Art Academy. 16. Later he travelled to Belgium and the Netherlands and also in Spain He was member of different circles such as: L'Essor or Los XX. He organised exhibitions, concerts and other celebrations in order to develop modern art, mainly in Belgium. 17. He travelled in Spain where he established after his marriage. His painting evolved from a pre-symbolist naturalism, depicting the dark Spain to impressionism and pointillism. He was more adventurous than Zuloaga and Sorolla. 18. In his maturity phase he painted landscape in nature (plain air) in Biscayan and Guipuzcoan towns. His drawing is naf, with the taste for live colours of the time and he was not appreciated in Spain at that moment. 19. Videos Guiard: Arteta: Iturrino: Regoyos: