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Douarnenez Steeple
Haes, Carlos de
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Haes, Carlos de

Brussels (Belgium), 1826 - Madrid (Spain), 1898

Haes, Carlos de See author's file

Douarnenez Steeple

1877 - 1884. Oil on canvas.
Room 063A

These are instantaneous sketches taken directly from nature, here on the coast, in the French countryside, and in the mountains of Picos de Europa. Haes was a moving force in the transformation of landscape painting, bringing a completely new concept of the interpretation of Nature, with a realism that was sensitive to all elements. In all his landscapes, Haes very exactly captures the physical aspects of each of the elements he depicts. In some, energetic, impasto brushstrokes are used to reproduce the rough character of the rocks, while the clouds are rendered with more diluted paint. Thus, Haes builds the landscapes with paint itself. The cold and humid atmospheres are captures with very subtle coats of paint that envelope and hid the mountains. This technique of subtle and transparent brushstrokes is also used with other darker tonalities to show urban pollution. In his studio in Madrid, this extraordinarily well-trained painter accumulated a huge number of small sketches made over the course of his trips through the geography of Europe. When he died, his collection was kept by his disciples, who donated it to the Museum of Modern Art in 1889.

Technical data

Inventory number
Haes, Carlos de
Douarnenez Steeple
1877 - 1884
Height: 39 cm; Width: 59 cm
Bequest of Jaime Morera for the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1971.

Bibliography +

Pena, María de la Carmen, Paisaje español del siglo XIX. Del Naturalismo al Impresionismo. Tesis doctoral, Universidad complutense, Madrid, 1982, pp. nº123.

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en La Coruña. Museo de Bellas Artes, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VIII, 1987, pp. 62.

Tres grandes maestros del paisaje decimonónico español: Jena, Ayuntamiento, Concejalía de Cultura, Madrid, 1990.

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898), Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, 2002, pp. 280.

Gutiérrez Márquez, Ana, Carlos de Haes en el Museo del Prado, 1826-1898: catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2002, pp. 240.

Diez, J.L; Barón, J., El siglo XIX en el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 284/ lám.60.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 276.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 234.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LÁMINAS. / Haes (D. Carlos de) [...] 234.- La Torre de Donarnenez. / Alto 0'39 metros. Ancho 0'60 metros.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 674.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 72 H.

Inscriptions +

Scrap of paper. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

El Siglo XIX en el Prado
31.10.2007 - 20.04.2008

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898). Burgos
28.09.2004 - 21.11.2004

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898). Valencia
22.06.2004 - 29.08.2004

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898). Vitoria
10.03.2004 - 16.05.2004

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898) Badajoz
01.12.2003 - 01.02.2004

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898) Málaga
24.04.2003 - 29.06.2003

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898) en el Museo del Prado
15.10.2002 - 12.01.2003

Carlos de Haes - Madrid
08.10.2002 - 17.11.2002

Carlos de Haes - Santander
30.07.2002 - 15.09.2002

Tres maestros del paisaje decimonónico español: Jenaro Pérez Villamil, Carlos de Haes y Aureliano de Beruete
16.10.1990 - 09.12.1990

Location +

Room 063A (On Display)

Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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