© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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Pío Baroja [para el retrato de los hermanos Baroja]
Pío Baroja [For the Portrait of the Baroja Brothers]
Daniel Vázquez Díaz
Medium
Graphite, grease pencil and blending stump on paper
Dimensions
Paper size: 32,5 × 25 cm
Measures with a framework: 82 × 62 × 3 cm
Inventory
FM000431
Date
1925
1925
Inscripción/Leyenda
Signed in the lower right corner: "Vázquez Díaz"
Author
Born: Nerva, Huelva, 1882
Died: Madrid, 1969
Drawing
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Pío Baroja [para el retrato de los hermanos Baroja]

© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

Descripción

In 1917 Daniel Vázquez Díaz made his first portrait of the writer Pío Baroja intended for the section “Las letras y las artes” [Letters and Arts] of the newspaper El Sol. The image included a heading that pointed to its inclusion into the series Hombres de mi tiempo [Men of My Time]. The writer and the artist had met in 1903 through Ricardo Baroja, the writer’s brother. That same portrait—where Baroja is pictured in a foreshortened perspective and without his characteristic beret—was published on May 13th 1923 with the title “Retrato y estudio grafológico” [Portrait and graphological study] in the newspaper ABC.

The portrait of Pío Baroja that belongs to the Fundación MAPFRE Collection, dated 1925, is a study for the oil painting Los hermanos Baroja [The Baroja Brothers]. It differs notably from the initial portrait in that the writer appears wearing a beret and a scarf in a medium close-up side view. With a scruffy albeit charming appearance Pío Baroja was depicted holding a few written pages justifying the downward direction of his gaze.

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Pío Baroja [para el retrato de los hermanos Baroja]

© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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