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Fog (Picos de Europa)
Haes, Carlos de
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Haes, Carlos de

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

Haes, Carlos de See author's file

Fog (Picos de Europa)

Ca. 1874. Oil on canvas attached to 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
Fog (Picos de Europa)
Ca. 1874
Canvas attached to canvas
Height: 37 cm; Width: 59 cm
Bequest of Jaime Morera for the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1971

Bibliography +

Orihuela, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros y esculturas depositados en San Sebastián, en Fuenterrabía, en Irún y en Bilbao, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XI (29), Madrid, 1990, pp. 92.

Carlos de Haes (1826-1898), Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, 2002, pp. 264.

Gutiérrez Márquez, Ana, Carlos de Haes en el Museo del Prado, 1826-1898: catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2002, pp. 84.

Diez, J.L; Barón, J., El siglo XIX en el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 284/ lám.59.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 265.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 309.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LÁMINAS. / Haes (D. Carlos de) [...] 309.- Nieblas (Picos de Europa). / Alto 0'33 metros. Ancho 0'60 metros.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 749.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 147 H.

Inscriptions +

Inv. 4107
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Inv. nº. 102
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Inv. nº.102
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M.A.M. 749
Scrap of paper. Front, lower right corner

Nieblas (Picos de Europa) / de Carlos de Haes/ 0,37 x 0,59 / DEPOSITO DEL MUSEO DEL PRADO / Año 1924 (julio) / no tiene nº. de inventario nuestro
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Inscribed. Stretcher

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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

Location +

Room 063A (On Display)

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

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