The exhibition called “The Four Cats” (Cuatro Gatos), featuring the artwork of Picasso, Dali, Miró and Tàpies, will be opened in the City Museum in Novi Sad from 4th May to 4th June, 2017.
The exhibition comprises of 50 original graphics from the most renowned Spanish artists: Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Antoni Tàpies.
The exhibition is called after the infamous café bar in Barcelona called “Els Quatre Gats” which was the meeting place of the biggest artists in the beginning of the 20th century. The bar was opened in 1897, and is considered the epicentre of the Catalan modern art.
The Catalan expression Els Quatre Gats means “only a few people”, and it was a few of the most renowned artists that met here and founded a new art direction in Spain called the Modernism. In 1899, at age 17, Picasso started to frequent the place and carried out his first exhibition in the big room. Also he made the poster that was used as a title page of the menu of the house.
Musicians like Isaac Albéniz and his friends Enric Granados and Lluís Millet also visited the 4 Gats, as well as architects like Antoni Gaudí and draughtsmen like Ricard Opisso. The bar closed due to financial difficulties in June 1903, but was reopened and eventually restored to its original condition in 1989.
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