Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sitges: House of Santiago Rusinol

We had a walk around Sitges the morning of June 15th. It took us through the old pary of town. Along the beach north of the old city, we found the house of Santiago Rusinol. I have told a little of his story earlier, in connection with the El Greco monument, found at Passeig de Ribeira.

Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931), was an Art Nouveau painter and writer that regularly stayed in his house at El Cau Ferrat in Sitges. He frequently hosted Art Nouveau festivals in his home and he grew deeply fascinated by the art of El Greco.

In Sitges, you find his house still standing, and you can also see a monument of him.

He had, as painter, a strong influence on another world famous artist, Pablo Picasso. Through his love for the Art Nouveau style, he left his mark on Sitges, far beyond the statue of El Greco.

Read more on what Sitges has to offer here

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