Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa: Almond Trees, Mallorca

Almond Trees, Mallorca, by Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa (1871 – 1959), SPANISH, signed H. Anglada-Camarasa lower right, oil on canvas, 49 by 61cm., 19 by 24in., Image Source: Sotheby’s

With the outbreak of the First World War, Anglada-Camarasa left Paris for Mallorca. Executed circa 1925 -30, the present scene is a far cry from his charged Parisian night scenes; and yet the radical modern style he developed there – the use of chromatic experimentation, radiant colours and thick impasto – is still very much in evidence.

Referencing the Japanese prints the artist had certainly seen in Paris, the present work depicts that wonderful time of the year when, between the end of January and the beginning of February, Mallorcan almond trees start blossoming, covering the island with stunning white flowers.


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m glad to see more work by this painter, whom I didn’t know about till your recent post about him. In 1985 I spent three weeks on Mallorca and six in Barcelona, so I’m surprised I never heard of him while I was in Catalunya.

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    1. I would love to travel there someday. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Steve.


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