Cau Ferrat Sitges Museum Museu

Carrer Fonollar, 08870, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Website

93 894 03 64

} From Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 14 and 15.30 to 18.30 Sundays, 10 am to 15 pm Summer hours (June 13 to September 30) From Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 14 and 16 to 19 h Sundays, 10 am to 15 pm

Museus De Sitges Museum

Two of the museums in Sitges, The Cau Ferrat and The RE-OPENED AFTER RENOVATIONS

Cau Ferrat

CAU FERRAT Sitges Museums

Home & studio of painter/writer Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931), and meeting place for Catalan Modernisme artists. It includes works by Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, El Greco, Zuloaga and Picasso, among others. It also houses important wrought iron, glass, drawing and ceramics collections.

The temple of art excellence

  • Two fisherman’s houses in late 1800’s (19th Cent)
  • Combined by Santiago Rusiñol for home/studio
    (Barcelona 1861-Aranjuez, 1931)
  • Became a sanctuary & Bohemian hideout
  • Then a shrine with vast artistic collection
  • Two paintings by El Greco
  • Renouned collection of 800+ wrought iron objects
  • Many Catalan, also Castilian, French and Central European
  • Glass pieces many from archaeological excavations in Ibiza in 1913
  • Many ceramics, 200+ 14th – 19th Cent from Catalonia, Valencia, Castile, Aragon, Andalusia and Murcia
  • Furniture and sculptures
  • Painting and drawing

Catalan ​Paint​ers (19th – 20th Cent):

  • Ramon Casas
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Arcadi Mas i Fondevila
  • Isidre Nonell
  • Hermenegild Anglada-Camarasa
    and ​others​…

Stays by:

  • Joan Maragall
  • Emilia Pardo Bazá
  • Eugène Ysaye​ (Belgian musician)​
  • Ernest Chausson​ ​(Belgian musician)​​

Visitors:

  • Angel Guimerà
  • Benito Perez Galdos
  • Angel Ganivet
  • Manuel de Falla

Artist, storyteller, collector, tireless traveller, successful playwright, amateur archaeologist, journalist and above all, pioneer of the modernist movement.

Santiago Rusiñol was an intellectual and incredibly passionate character.

Making Sitges a Mecca for Modernism with Rusiñol at the helm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cau_Ferrat_Museum

RE-OPENED AFTER RENOVATIONS



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