Pilar Montaner de Sureda

Esperant els nuvis

Date: ca. 1910

Technique: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 152 x 204 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, CaixaBank collection long-term loan

Reg. no.: 385

Not on display

Apparently, the painting narrates an everyday scene from Mallorcan life where two girls sitting at the door of a traditional home in the foreground, both with the same posture, are watched over by an elderly woman who remains in the shadow in the background. In itself, the composition contains a strange mystery measured by attitudes, gazes and gestures in the ellipsis of the narration and its premonitory signs (the hortensias, the black cat). They also reveal issues of status, dominion and power in a society in which women were obliged to adopt conformist, passive attitudes. The work has been subject to new interpretations thanks to the Carte Blanche of the Es Baluard Collection such as those made by Agustín Fernández Mallo, Comic Nostrum or Isaki Lacuesta.


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