“Talents with Designation of Origin. From Rigalt to Puigdengolas”


From 12-02-2021 to 09-01-2022

In this exhibition, the Carmen Thyssen Museum of Andorra presents a selection of paintings by Catalan artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The show “Talented Painters of the Same Origin. From Rigalt to Puigdengolas” is comprised of 28 works, including landscapes, self-portraits and portraits by renowned Catalan artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries who are interrelated because of the schools that they founded or that were created based on their work.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: The Llotja School, a pioneer in art education on the Iberian Peninsula, where the late 19th-century post-modernist generation was trained. The Olot School, which revolutionised landscape painting. The Colla del Safra, which rejected the established aesthetic and academic postulates and instead leaned towards Parisian artistic and social trends, with Nonell and Mir as the prime examples. The luminists of Sitges, the foundation of Art Nouveau, led by Fortuny, Rusiñol and their friends Casas and Utrillo. And finally, Els Quatre Gats, Barcelona’s mythic cabaret, the den of the avant-garde artists where Rusiñol, Casas and Utrillo teamed up with Anglada Camarasa to leave their mark.  

From Rigalt i Farriols, considered the first Catalan landscape painter, passing through the works of Barral, Durancamps, Meifrèn, Nonell, Opisso and Rigalt, and up until Roig, Terruella and Vayreda, the exhibition reveals the similarities and differences among artists from the same period with unique styles and connections in their works.

“Talents with Designation of Origin. From Rigalt to Puigdengolas” is the outcome of the cooperation between the Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra and the Crèdit Andorrà Art Collection, whose private collection comprises the bulk of the exhibition, along with works from Carmen Thyssen collection.

The show also offers the possibility of enjoying a complete musical-visual experience with the soundtrack created specifically to accompany visits with audio guides, created through a partnership between the Andorra Credit Foundation and the ONCA Foundation.

Location and dates: “Talented Painters of the Same Origin. From Rigalt to Puigdengolas” will be open until 9 January 2022 at the Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra in Escaldes‑Engordany.

You can find complete information on the exhibition, tickets and safety measures and check the activities scheduled regarding the exhibition on the Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra website.


Location and contact


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