ArsNostrum Edicions at the Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya
On November 28, the representatives of ArsNostrum Edicions Mr. Ventura Bajet and Mrs. Senyora Esther Garcia-Portuguese, author of the book Mariano Andreu (1888-1976). Biography and reasoned catalog (2019), went to the Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat being received by the Minister Mariàngels Vilallonga. The Director Mrs. Àngels Torras dels Serveis Territorials to Barcelona of the Department of Culture and the Director Mrs. Núria Llorach de Culturae also attended the visit. In the act the book was presented that was given to the Ministry of Culture and another book specially dedicated and numbered for the Honorable President of Molt, Senyor Quim Torra. During the conversation, various topics related to the international projection of this artist were discussed, how little he is known in our country too and about the need to make it known in Catalonia through a large exhibition at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia -MNAC-. Given the willingness of collectors to give artworks to make the importance of Mariano Andreu evident, the Consellera undertook to support the exhibition project at the next meeting to be held by the board of the MNAC. Recently the Department of Culture of the Generalitat, in the absence of the presence of this artist on the Museum’s funds, has acquired the Jeunes filles au balcon (1924) painting that is exhibited in the permanent collection next to La Comedia (1928), an artwork that has been given by the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.