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La Diagonal (Barcelona)

Regoyos y Valdés, Darío de

Ribadesella (Asturias), 1857/11/01-Bartzelona, 1913/10/29


49,6 x 60,5 cm

Regoyos (bottom right hand corner)


20th century. First quarter


Acquired in 1951

In 1912, while he was living in Barcelona, at number 15 of the long gone street called calle de la Universidad, he painted the works Landscape, Ripoll and La Diagonal (Barcelona), the first the result of a painting excursion to Ripoll and San Pedro de Torelló. [..]. Like many of his works, the other painting is taken from a high viewpoint that lets the artist get a look at the hills and the rest of Barcelona. He probably painted it from his house, near Pedralbes, beside the Diagonal. Here Regoyos depicts the relative activity on this major avenue at the time, on a day in which a few clouds muffle the sun's intense light. This was important to the painter, because it gave him the chance to play with light and shade on the hills and get his beloved harmonics into the picture, giving the scene great depth. To that end, he found further support in the variation of the colours used in the hills and the blue of the sky and the white of the far-flung clouds. [Juan San Nicolás]

Selected bibliography

  • Cat. Homenaje a Darío de Regoyos. Barcelona, Galerías Argos, 1943. N° cat. 26
  • Exposición-homenaje a Dario de Regoyos, 1859-1913 [Folleto]. Bilbao, Asociación Amigos del Museo, 1951. s. p., n° cat. 107.
  • Fernández Avello, Manuel. Pintores asturianos. Oviedo, Banco Herrero, 1971. p. 113.
  • Pintores y escultores vascos de ayer, hoy y mañana. Bilbao, La Gran Enciclopedia Vasca, vol. I, 1973. p. 59.
  • Bengoechea, Javier de. Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao. Bilbao, La Gran Enciclopedia Vasca, 1978. p. 273.
  • Darío de Regoyos : pinturas [Cat. exp.]. Pamplona, Caja de Ahorros de Navarra, 1997. p. 32.
  • Bengoechea, Javier de. Catálogo de arte moderno y contemporáneo del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. Bilbao, Banco de Vizcaya, 1980. p. 100. (Con el título La diagonal de Barcelona).
  • San Nicolás, Juan. "Darío de Regoyos : bere prestakuntza, bizitza eta obra = aspectos de su formación, vida y obra = Aspects of this training, life and work", B'07 : Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin, n° 3. 2008. pp. 250-253.
  • Miranda, Andrea. La arquitectura en la pintura de Asturias. Oviedo, Ediciones Nobel, 2008. pp.110-111.
  • Darío de Regoyos, 1857-1913 : la aventura impresionista [Cat. exp.]. Madrid, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2013. pp. 222, 255, n° cat. 126.
  • Darío de Regoyos, 1857-1913 : la aventura impresionista [Cat. exp.]. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2013. pp. 222, 255, n° cat. 126.
  • San Nicolás, Juan. Darío de Regoyos : catálogo razonado = catalogue raisonné. Madrid, Fundación Azcona ; Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias , 2014. p. 488, n° cat. 665.
  • Quintanal Sánchez, Inmaculada [Ed. lit.]. Darío de Regoyos, en su centenario. Oviedo, Real Instituto de Estudios Asturianos, 2015. p. 41.
  • Darío de Regoyos : Durangoko begirada inpresionista = una mirada impresionista de Durango [Cat. exp.]. Bilbao, Museo de Arte e Historia de Durango, 2012. p. 53, il.