The Abelló Museum participates in the Reverse Day of works of art, disseminating part of its heritage

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This December, the Museu Abelló took part in the Reverse Day of the Works of Art, organized by the GRACMON group at the University of Barcelona. This meeting is part of the project Between cities: art and its reverse in the territory of centuries (XIX-XX), by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Specifically, the Abelló Museum has published two of its works: Interior of the Church of Sant Vicenç de Mollet, by Joaquim Mir, and Drawing by Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dalí.

Reversos de les obras d’Art is the result of a research project carried out jointly with the academic world, represented by the University of Barcelona and with the world of museums, with the participation of the Víctor Balaguer Museum Library in Vilanova and La Geltrú, Sitges Museums, Picasso Museum, National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Abelló Museum.

The culmination of the first line of research, the material and metaphorical reversals, was with the day Reverses of works of art. Workshop with museum institutions: dialogue between restoration and art history, where the Museu Abelló presented the works Interior of the church of Sant Vicenç de Mollet, an oil on canvas by Joaquim Mir, and Drawing by Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dalí.

The two works have completely different reverses. Mir’s presents information attached to the reverse, which helps us identify the authorship, dating, title of the work, as well as the places where the work was exhibited, but also hides a metaphorical reverse, as we teaches a church that no longer exists.

Lorca’s drawing has the peculiarity that at the time of demarcating it, as a result of the exhibition The Sense of Rhythm (2010), a drawing was discovered on the reverse, but it was not until 2018, on the occasion of the exhibition Els Dalís de Figueres, which the art curator and historian Mariona Seguranyes confirmed confirmed that the drawing was written by Dalí.

According to the Councilor for Culture, Mercè Pérez, “our aim is still for the Abelló Museum, as a cultural institution, to take part in different research projects that, on the one hand, help to document the valuable artistic collection we have, and for the ‘another to spread the heritage of our city and the legacy of Joan Abelló ”.