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The Imaginary of Eugenio Lucas. The Influence of Goya on the Romantic Poetics
Eugenio Lucas, Group of Women: Witches? © MNAC, Barcelona.


BARCELONA.- The exhibition that the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is devoting to this Romantic painter, a disciple of Francisco de Goya, will bring together small-sized works – drawings and paintings – to enable us to appreciate the extreme modernity of an artist who, ahead of his time, set out to explore the paths of abstraction.

Eugenio Lucas, recognised for remaining aesthetically faithful to some of the subjects painted by Goya, of whom he was one of the most outstanding disciples, also produced a notable series of works on paper that is outstanding for its originality, evident modernity and boundless imagination.

In this work on paper, Eugenio Lucas uses in some cases an innovative technique of random marks, a technique that led him to a clear tendency to abstraction and in which chance becomes a defining component of his particular poetry.

Eugenio Lucas will be bringing together approximately 80 works, drawings and paintings, belonging to the Fons Lucas of the MNAC’s Cabinet of Drawings and Prints and to other public and private collections.

The MNAC conserves a large number of the artist’s works, which belonged to the collection of the Modernista artist Alexandre de Riquer and were acquired in 1921.






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