SP22 SEC Modernist workshop at museum Cau Ferrat, Sitges14 nov. 2022
Let´s be impressionists for a while. That was the main topic of the day. Participants took a bus to Sitges a nice touristicplace with old narrow streets, sandy beaches and relaxing atmosphere. First they went to the museum called Cau Ferrat. The Cau Ferrat Museum was founded in 1893 by the artist Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931) as a home workshop and itbecame public museum in 1933, preserving the artistic spirit inspired by his founder. The Museum contains collections of ancient art gathered by the artist (painting, forge, ceramics, glass, archeology, sculpture and furniture) and modern art (painting, drawing, sculpture) with works by Rusiñol and other artists. Nowadays it is called the temple of Modernism. The guide explained to the students the main features of impressionist paintings, their aim and how they played withshadows and light. Students could ask the questions. After that, they all went to the seaside, outside the museum, wherethey became the impressionist artists. They only got 4 colours – blue, white, red and yellow and their task was to makesecondary colours – green, black, orange, brown...
As the impressionists liked to work outside, the students also worked outside and they could paint what they saw. Theirworks were very nice, full of colours, and they depicted the sea and nature mainly.
The students could enjoy the work in a nice sunny weather. The visit to the museum was very educative and inspirationaltoo. The students made nice and creative pieces of art.