dissabte, 11 d’abril de 2015

An afternoon near the Roques de Benet mountains











Una setmana santa tranquil·la a casa, descansant i fent coses de casa i de familia - però un dia vam fer una escapada. Una tarde vam anar a Horta de Sant Joan, o més concretament la zona d'El Port amb les muntanyes Roques de Benet, i el camí cap a la Mas de la Franqueta. Molt bonic, com sempre (és un lloc que visitem sovint), aquests dies tot verd i amb els barrancs i rius plens. Vam passejar una estona i vam contemplar les muntanyes cubistes tal com va fer Picasso fa uns anys. Fins i tot vam esperar fins gairebé la nit per a fer 4 fotos dels ultims rajos de sol i uns nuvols molt xulos.
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So, a quiet Easter at home doing "family things" but one afternoon we drove up into the local mountains for a stroll with the kids. We went to a place near the town of Horta de Sant Joan where Picasso spent a couple of summers as a youngster and where he apparently "invented" cubism. Looking at the interesting skyline of the town, but above all the "square" mountains of Roques de Benet, he "saw the light" - or so the story goes. We had a grand time and even waited till dusk to get some sunset type photos as the last rays of the sun turned the, normally red, rockfaces golden.

[update]
This is one of Picasso's first Cubism paintings and is apparently of factory, and rooftops, in Horta de Sant Joan:
 


2 comentaris:

  1. Fresh open air ~ what better for the family? I see the Easter Bunny leaves bananas in Catalonia instead of chocolate eggs. You know, looking at those rugged rock faces I could quite believe Picasso making that connection with his art. I looked after a Year 8 Art class a few weeks ago who were doing self-portraits and I introduced one young lad to Picasso's work.

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    1. Thanks (sorry for the 2-week delay in answering!). I've now included on the post one of Picasso's first cubist paintings, apparently painted here in Horta de Sant Joan.

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