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Phalaena
Verger Fioretti, Carlos
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Verger Fioretti, Carlos

París, 1872 - Madrid, 1929

Verger Fioretti, Carlos See author's file

Phalaena

1920. Oil on canvas. Room B

The term phalaena, a moth with a thin body and broad delicate wings that comes out at night and is fatally attracted to fire, is here associated with the women who offered to escort men at elegant coteries. At the table in the foreground, a mature man observes one of them, who in turn engages the viewer with a troubling expression.

Technical data

Inventory number
P007784
Author
Verger Fioretti, Carlos
Title
Phalaena
Date
1920
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 160 cm.; Width: 201.5 cm.
Provenance
Donation by Carlos Verger Ruiz, son of the painter, to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1934; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1934-1971; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2016

Bibliography +

Orihuela, M. Cenalmor, E., El Prado Disperso. Obras depositadas en Zamora y Burgos, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXVI, 2008, pp. 91-110.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 584.

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 164 nº 18.

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal

Displayed objects +

Bottle

Plate

Cup

Glasses and Goblets

Table

Lighting accesories: En la mesa dos puntos de iluminación sin definir

Update date: 16-10-2020 | Registry created on 05-06-2018

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