The poet Charles Baudelaire said that the portrait was a modest genre, but it required a great deal of intelligence from the creator, because it was not enough to reproduce what he saw, but also to show what was hidden, behind the face of the model. A portrait, then, is the fruit of a silent dialogue between artist and model that goes far beyond physical similarity. It is the result of precise work that conveys the moment and captures the soul of the person who starred the paint.
With this exhibition, which includes a set of portraits in painting or drawing belonging to the Museum’s Art Collection, as well as others borrowed for the occasion, we invite you to become privileged spectators of this intimate and forthcoming dialogue. discovering who is hiding on each side of the fabric. Almost all of the works have some kind of relationship with Badalona, whether they are the artists who created them or the characters reflected in them, so that the exhibition becomes a vehicle for publicizing the biography and work of both the painters and the the people portrayed and, if applicable, the relationship that was established between them.