Art Nouveau in Sitges
Sitges was the city in which is started in Catalonia the large expansion of the movement modernist. Modernist processions carried out in Sitges to receive tables of el Greco are renowned. These were taken in secular procession from the station to the Cau Ferrat.
Modernisme was a cultural and aesthetic power that broke with the movements previous exalting nature and the beauty of everyday things by incorporating new techniques such as glass and iron. Had different names in different countries; Jugendstil in Germany and countries Nordic, Sezession in Austria, Nieuwe Kunst in Netherlands, Liberty or Floreale in Italy, Modern Style in countries Anglo-Saxon and Art Nouveau in France and in Belgium.
Modernism sought to achieve all aspects of life and therefore gave as much importance to the beautiful objects. Giving a boost to the decorative arts. It was important to have chairs, furniture, glasses, spoons, brooches and beautiful pictures.
Barcelona is one of the modernist cities but spread throughout Europe, being the basis of the new avant-garde at the time for surrealism.
From post-impressionism painting occurs a coincidence of the pictorial interests of the Spanish Post-Impressionist (Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol), which are the maximum exponents of this artistic current in Spanish painting.
Santiago Rusiñol was one true cultural agitator for articles published, as the books he wrote or painting did.
His own life was truly a persistent attempt of “Épater le bourgeois” (shock the bourgeois or leave them stunned).
Rusiñol along with the rest of the modernist Barcelona supported the rise to the stardom modernist of Sitges. Making it instead of meeting of Bohemian life and causing the beginning of European tourism towards Sitges. Propitiated by its microclimate, the opening to the sea and mentality of its inhabitants.
There are examples of modernist architecture in Sitges, very important.
If you walk through the streets of the historic centre of Sitges and the Cau Ferrat you can enjoy with the encounter of these works.
Some can be visited inside. Here I propose a modernist route of buildings and modernist monuments in Sitges:
- Casa Josep Miravent i Gatell (Font Llopart) c / Rafael Llopart 1. Sitges
- Casa Isabel Ferret Martorell Passeig of the Ribera 29. Sitges
- Casa Francesc Robert Yarzabal Passeig the Bank 18. Sitges
- Casa Marina flat Passeig of the Bank 17. Sitges
- Casa Simo Llauradó Passeig de la Ribera 2. Sitges
- Monument to the Greco Passeig de la Ribera / Carrer de Sant Pau. Sitges
- Home Pere Carreras i Robert c / Francesc Gumà 23. Sitges
- Casa Antoni Carreras i Robert c/Francesc Gumà 17. Sitges
- Manuel flat house i Carbonell c / Illa de Cuba 21. Sitges
- House Bonaventiura Blai (Villa Avelina) c / Illa de Cuba 37. Sitges
- Casa Joan Robert i Brauet c / Sant Bartomeu 28. Sitges
- Villa Remei Avinguda Artur Carbonell 25. Sitges
- Villa Subur Avinguda Artur Carbonell Sitges
- Villa Havermann Avinguda Artur Carbonell 11-15. Sitges
- House of Bartomeu Carbonell i Mussons plate of the Cap de la Vila 7-8 i. Sitges
- Casa Gorgas c / 21 Major. Sitges. Sitges
- Joaquim Casa Duran i Barraquer Carrer Major 23. Sitges
- Old market. House Bacardí Plaça l´Ajuntament 11-12. Sitges
- Monument to the Doctor Robert l Ajuntament Plaça. Sitges