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Sculptor, Painter, b. 1872 - d. 1945

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Maternity". Terracotta. Signed on the base. Bronze version (from 1935), published in "Manolo", by Montserrat Blanch, p. 112.
                Feb. 19, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Maternity". Terracotta. Signed on the base. Bronze version (from 1935), published in "Manolo", by Montserrat Blanch, p. 112.

                Est: €2,000 - €2,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Maternity". Terracotta. Signed on the base. Bronze version (from 1935), published in "Manolo", by Montserrat Blanch, p. 112. Measurements: 27 x 11 x 16 cm. With this type of maternity, Manolo Hugué renewed the costumbrista genre with pieces that transcend the folklorist stamp. He trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings of "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other theorists of the avant-garde such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewelry and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, completely dedicated to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he gathered a heterogeneous group of artists among whom Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, again, Picasso stood out. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually represented peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers -as can be seen on this occasion-, always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of the textures that reveal his former training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production coexist the Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the European avant-garde that he assimilated and knew firsthand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are preserved in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Feb. 19, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº93 (stone copy). Measurements: 38 x 38 x 5 cm. In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It was produced between 1917 and 1923, a period in which the sculptor gave new thematic and formal suggestions to terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "IN THE BULLRING".
                Feb. 15, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "IN THE BULLRING".

                Est: €1,800 - €2,500

                Watercolour, charcoal and gouache on paper. Signed. The signature is partially hidden by the passe-partout. Literature: BLANCH, Montserrat. "MANOLO", fig. no. 1283. 20.5 x 24.5 cm; 37 x 42 cm (frame). This lot will not be included in our post auction sale.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). “MEN'S ACADEMY”.
                Feb. 15, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). “MEN'S ACADEMY”.

                Est: €650 - €1,200

                Ink on paper. Signed in pencil. Literature: BLANCH, Montserrat. "MANOLO", fig. no. 1167. Adhered to poster board. 18.9 x 14.9 cm (unframed). This lot will not be included in our post auction sale.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "FEMALE FIGURE SEATED".
                Feb. 15, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "FEMALE FIGURE SEATED".

                Est: €750 - €1,300

                Coloured crayons on paper. Signed in pencil. Literature: BLANCH, Montserrat. "MANOLO", fig. no. 1191. On the reverse it still has part of the cardboard sheet to which it was attached on the corners. 20.8 x 15.6 cm (without frame). This lot will not be included in our post auction sale.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "CHULA".
                Feb. 15, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "CHULA".

                Est: €700 - €3,500

                Patinated bronze on marble base. Unsigned. Foundry stamp G. Buchini 26.5 x 12 x 8 cm

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              • MANOLO HUGUe Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Blacksmiths"
                Jan. 23, 2024

                MANOLO HUGUe Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Blacksmiths"

                Est: €1,350 - €1,800

                Bronze relief on a wooden base Signed "Manolo" in the lower right corner. Measurements: 28 x 26.5 x 14 cm, total

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner
                Dec. 18, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. With inscription of the Foneria Artística Ginfer. This work in other materials is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº94 (terracotta copy). Measurements: 40 x 41 x 4 cm (relief); 3.5 x 46 x 11 cm (base). In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It is a production made between 1917 and 1923, a period when the sculptor was breathing new thematic and formal suggestions into terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.
                Dec. 18, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.

                Est: €2,000 - €2,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side. Size: 32 x 17 x 21 cm. One of the aspects that Montserrat Blanch, art historian and specialist in the work of Manolo Hugué, highlights as defining the period in which the sculptor lived in Caldes de Montbui (1927-1945) is his attention to the portrait genre. Focusing only on the head, and therefore on pure expression, he succeeded in making the volumetric form the repository of special emotional energy. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • Manuel Martínez Hugué dit Manolo (1872-1945) Les deux toreros
                Dec. 08, 2023

                Manuel Martínez Hugué dit Manolo (1872-1945) Les deux toreros

                Est: €2,500 - €3,000

                Manuel Martínez Hugué dit Manolo (1872-1945) Les deux toreros Modèle créé en 1922 Bronze à patine brun clair Porte le cachet du fondeur “CIRE PERDUE C. VALSUANI ” H. 25 cm x L. 27 cm Après une enfance difficile à Cuba puis à Barcelone, Manuel Martínez Hugué dit Manolo travaille à la fin du XIXe siècle à la fonderie Masriera où il rencontre de nombreux sculpteurs. En 1901, il fait le voyage à Paris où il se lie d’amitié avec les artistes de Montmartre et de Montparnasse. Travailleur acharné, il fréquente assidument le Louvre. En 1910, il obtient un contrat avec le célèbre marchand Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler et part s’installer à Céret dans les Pyrénées orientales. Il fréquente Pablo Picasso, Pablo Gargallo, Marc Chagall ou encore Henri Matisse. Si son art est marqué par la fréquentation des artistes avant-gardistes du début du XXe siècle, il reste fidèle à la figuration. Ses œuvres sont conservées dans les plus grands musées, on peut citer le Centre Pompidou à Paris, le Museum of Modern Art à New York et le musée d’art contemporain de Barcelone. Oeuvre en rapport: -Manuel Manolo, Les deux toreros, 1922, bas-relief en terre cuite, 26 x 28, Amsterdam, Stedelijk museum, inv. BA 63. Littérature en rapport : -Blanch Montserrat, Manolo : sculptures, peintures, dessins, Paris, Éditions Cercle d’art, 1974, modèle en terre cuite répertorié sous le n° 90, p. 62.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "MATERNITY".
                Nov. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "MATERNITY".

                Est: €1,200 - €2,500

                Patinated bronze on marble base. Signed. Foundry stamp G. Bechini 28.5 x 13 x 15 cm

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "CHULA".
                Nov. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "CHULA".

                Est: €1,200 - €3,500

                Patinated bronze on marble base. Unsigned. Foundry stamp G. Buchini 26.5 x 12 x 8 cm

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base.
                Nov. 29, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base.

                Est: €3,000 - €4,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base. The plaster copy of this bronze is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p.101, nº 162. Measurements: 22 x 23 x 2 cm. (bronze); 5 x 28.5 x 6 cm.(base). At the beginning of the thirties, the cubist and constructivist tendencies were beginning to lose strength in the development of modern sculpture, which allowed each artist to explore his personal experiences, opening up new, more personal paths, without external interference. This is an aspect that can be felt in Hugué's mature work. The bas-relief "Blacksmiths" is endowed with subtle movement, as if the interplay of turned shoulders and arms were rolling over each other like a wave. The material is transfigured from within. The minimal gesture reverberates like an infinite echo, procuring sensations irreducible to discourse. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Nov. 29, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº93 (stone copy). Measurements: 38 x 38 x 5 cm. In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It was produced between 1917 and 1923, a period in which the sculptor gave new thematic and formal suggestions to terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing", ca.1919. Bronze. Signed on the base. Published (terracotta version) in the book "Manolo" by Montserrat Blanch, pg 243, n.437.
                Nov. 09, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing", ca.1919. Bronze. Signed on the base. Published (terracotta version) in the book "Manolo" by Montserrat Blanch, pg 243, n.437.

                Est: €1,900 - €2,400

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing", ca.1919. Bronze. Signed on the base. Published (terracotta version) in the book "Manolo" by Montserrat Blanch, pg 243, n.437. Measurements: 18,5 x 7 x 6 cm. Woman tying up her hair, a sculpture of rounded limbs and a canon of beauty far removed from academic and classical postulates, aspects which characterised Hugué's work. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. His artistic production combines Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and got to know at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Femme accroupie bronze à pati
                Oct. 21, 2023

                Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Femme accroupie bronze à pati

                Est: €600 - €800

                Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Femme accroupie bronze à patine brune Hauteur: 9.4 cm.

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              • Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Léda relief en bronze à patin
                Oct. 21, 2023

                Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Léda relief en bronze à patin

                Est: €500 - €700

                Manuel Martinez Hugué (dit Manolo, 1872-1945) Léda relief en bronze à patine brun foncé 17.3 x 17.4 cm.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ. Attributed to. Bullring.
                Oct. 05, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ. Attributed to. Bullring.

                Est: €400 - €450

                Gouache on cardboard 15.2x20.5 cm.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ. "La noche" brooch-pendant.
                Oct. 05, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ. "La noche" brooch-pendant.

                Est: €400 - €500

                Silver and moonstone Signed. Made circa 1934-1941 3.9x5x1.2 cm The MNAC preserves one like this (cat. no. 113124-000). Reference literature: José Pla, "Vida de Manolo", Barcelona, Destino, 1947, pp. 232-233; Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, pp. 149 and 152, cat. no. 293; Núria de Dalmases-Daniel Giralt-Miracle, "Plateros y joyeros de Cataluña", Barcelona, Destino, 1985, p. 194; "Manolo Hugué", Barcelona, Fundació Caixa de Catalunya-Ajuntament de Barcelona, 1990, p. 153, cat. no. 112, and p. 213; "Joyas de artista. Del modernismo a la vanguardia", Barcelona, MNAC, 2010, p. 195, cat. no. 204.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). BRONZE "BULLFIGHTER".
                Oct. 05, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). BRONZE "BULLFIGHTER".

                Est: €550 - €1,200

                Bronze sculpture with marble pedestal (back side chipped). 28.5 cm with pedestal. Signed.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Female Nude"
                Oct. 04, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Female Nude"

                Est: €1,350 - €1,800

                Bronze relief. Signed "M.Hugué" on the base. Measurements: 16 x 23 cm.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Maternity"
                Oct. 04, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona (1872) / Caldas de Montbuy, B (1945) "Maternity"

                Est: €450 - €600

                Bronze relief. Signed "Manolo" on the base. Measurements: 17 cm

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). Silver ring with male head, ca. 1924-26. Work catalogued in "Manolo", Montserrat Blandi, p. 150, n.283.
                Sep. 27, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). Silver ring with male head, ca. 1924-26. Work catalogued in "Manolo", Montserrat Blandi, p. 150, n.283.

                Est: €500 - €600

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). Silver ring with male head, ca. 1924-26. Work catalogued in "Manolo", Montserrat Blandi, p. 150, n.283. Measurements: 9 cm (diameter); 1.7 x 2.1 cm (front). Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Female nude". Terracotta. Unsigned. It has some slight chipping on the base and dirt.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Female nude". Terracotta. Unsigned. It has some slight chipping on the base and dirt.

                Est: €3,000 - €4,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Female nude". Terracotta. Unsigned. It has some slight chipping on the base and dirt. Measurements: 38 x 18 x 10 cm. Female sculpture in terracotta, with rounded limbs and a canon of beauty far from academic and classical postulates, aspects that characterised Hugué's work. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers, always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. His artistic output combines Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. With inscription of the Foneria Artística Ginfer. This work in other materials is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº94 (terracotta copy). Measurements: 40 x 41 x 4 cm (relief); 3.5 x 46 x 11 cm (base). In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It is a production made between 1917 and 1923, a period when the sculptor was breathing new thematic and formal suggestions into terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.

                Est: €2,000 - €2,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side. Size: 32 x 17 x 21 cm. One of the aspects that Montserrat Blanch, art historian and specialist in the work of Manolo Hugué, highlights as defining the period in which the sculptor lived in Caldes de Montbui (1927-1945) is his attention to the portrait genre. Focusing only on the head, and therefore on pure expression, he succeeded in making the volumetric form the repository of special emotional energy. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner.

                Est: €3,000 - €4,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base. The plaster copy of this bronze is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p.101, nº 162. Measurements: 22 x 23 x 2 cm. (bronze); 5 x 28.5 x 6 cm.(base). At the beginning of the thirties, the cubist and constructivist tendencies were beginning to lose strength in the development of modern sculpture, which allowed each artist to explore his personal experiences, opening up new, more personal paths, without external interference. This is an aspect that can be felt in Hugué's mature work. The bas-relief "Blacksmiths" is endowed with subtle movement, as if the interplay of turned shoulders and arms were rolling over each other like a wave. The material is transfigured from within. The minimal gesture reverberates like an infinite echo, procuring sensations irreducible to discourse. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº93 (stone copy). Measurements: 38 x 38 x 5 cm. In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It was produced between 1917 and 1923, a period in which the sculptor gave new thematic and formal suggestions to terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel.
                Sep. 14, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel.

                Est: €3,000 - €3,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel. Another example (1921) is kept in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (inv. no. KMSr128). Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 59, nº79. Measurements: 28.5 x 26 x 6 cm. (relief); 3.5 x 31.5 x 10 cm. (base) The themes inspired by bullfighting made Manolo Hugué one of the most precise capturers of the plastic values of this popular spectacle. He focused his attention on reproducing the vitality concentrated in the bodies and the arena. The first work of this genre, dated 1921, was precisely "El picador" (of which another copy is kept in the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen). This high relief in terracotta is resolved by taking the rectangle as the limit for the composition, thus returning to the proportion used in Greek square metopes and in the cubic blocks of Egyptian sculpture. The composition, with the mounted picador's horse, also depicts a scene based on triangles, giving a certain abstraction to the form, evoking in a certain way archaic Greek sculpture. His treatment of the bullfighting genre, which is close to Goyaesque dramatism, is free of any concession to the anecdotal picturesqueness into which other contemporary sculptors attracted by the theme fell. In the course of Hugué's biography, this piece is located in his second period in Ceret (1919-1927), which, as Montserrat Blanch specifies, is characterised by the height of the sculptor's popularity, a period in which he received important monumental commissions, and in which his close friendship with Arístides Maillol, with whom he coincided in Ceret, also left its mark. It was a period in which, now distanced from the avant-garde in Paris, he continued to search alone for a way of expressing in modern language the great lesson of the classics. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 – Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Gypsy". Cast bronze. Signed on the base M.H.
                Jul. 26, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 – Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Gypsy". Cast bronze. Signed on the base M.H.

                Est: €700 - €800

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Gypsy woman". Cast bronze. Signed on the base M.H. This sculpture in another material is published in "Manolo. Sculpture, painting and drawing", Montserrat Blanch, pp. 228-229. Measurements: 28 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm. Manolo Hugué trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing". Cast bronze. Signed on the base of the sculpture.
                Jul. 26, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing". Cast bronze. Signed on the base of the sculpture.

                Est: €700 - €800

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Woman standing". Cast bronze. Signed on the base of the sculpture. This sculpture in another material is referenced in "Manolo. Sculpture, drawing and painting", Montserrat Blanch, ref. 437. Measurements: 22 x 8 x 8 cm. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. Unique known piece.
                Jul. 26, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. Unique known piece.

                Est: €1,800 - €2,200

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. This sculpture in other material appears published in "Manolo. Sculpture, painting and drawing", Montserrat Blanch, pp. 103. Unique known piece. Measurements: 30 x 10 x 15 cm; 33 x 11 x 16 x 16 cm (base). Manolo Hugué trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers, always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. His artistic output combines Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Paternity", ca.1940. Patinated plaster. Signed at the bottom.
                Jul. 26, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Paternity", ca.1940. Patinated plaster. Signed at the bottom.

                Est: €2,000 - €3,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Paternity", ca.1940. Patinated plaster. Signed at the bottom. A bronze copy of this piece is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 124, nº 225 and 226. Measurements: 19 x 11.5 x 11 cm. In this sculpture (a plaster version of the bronze of the same title, dated 1940), a stocky bullfighter holds his young son on one of his thighs, and the two exchange glances of deep tenderness which contrast with the virile power. It is a daring work in terms of subject matter and formal solutions, the culmination of an impeccable career. In Manolo Hugué's last creative period, when he lived permanently in Caldas de Montbui, his sculptural work focused mainly on figures of peasant women and sowers, bullfighters and maternity figures, which he had been working on since his first period in Ceret. Now, however, the artist, with an unparalleled mastery in endowing the bodies with soulful vibration, tends towards firm volumetries that capture an intense tenderness. It is striking that, in parallel to motherhood, he also develops the theme of "paternity". Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ. After. "Rosa".
                Jun. 29, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ. After. "Rosa".

                Est: €600 - €700

                Patinated stucco sculpture Signed 37.5 cm high.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ. After. Saint Francis of Assisi.
                Jun. 29, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ. After. Saint Francis of Assisi.

                Est: €400 - €450

                Patinated stucco sculpture Signed 31.5 cm high.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "SEATED WOMAN".
                Jun. 21, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (1872-1945). "SEATED WOMAN".

                Est: €1,500 - €3,000

                Terracotta sculpture. The work is not signed or dated, nor does it have the stamp of Serra manufacture from Cornellà. There are several versions of this sculpture in bronze and even in marble, a material rarely used by the artist. One of the bronze versions is in the MNAC. Literature: Blanch, Montserrat "MANOLO", Ed. Polígrafa, Barcelona. Fig. 436. P. 242. Exhibition Catalogue "Manolo Hugué" Museum of Modern Art, 1990. Fundació Caixa de Catalunya. Fig. 34. p. 104. Conservation: good condition, although there are manufacturing defects such as visible bubbles inside the mould. 20 x 10 x 10 cm. 

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              • Manolo Hugué. horse point
                May. 30, 2023

                Manolo Hugué. horse point

                Est: -

                Ink drawing on paper.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Male figure". Ink on paper. Signed in the lower right corner.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Male figure". Ink on paper. Signed in the lower right corner.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Male figure". Ink on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Size: 19 x 15 cm; 25 x 21 cm (frame). Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen".1917. Ceiling in terracotta. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº93 (stone copy). Measurements: 38 x 38 x 5 cm. In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It was produced between 1917 and 1923, a period in which the sculptor gave new thematic and formal suggestions to terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner.

                Est: €4,000 - €5,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Oxen in the stable. 1917 Relief in bronze on marble base. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. With inscription of the Foneria Artística Ginfer. This work in other materials is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 62, nº94 (terracotta copy). Measurements: 40 x 41 x 4 cm (relief); 3.5 x 46 x 11 cm (base). In the catalogue raisonné on Manolo Hugué written by Montserrat Blanch, several works are reproduced (preparatory drawings, bas-reliefs in terracotta, but also in stone) whose subject matter are oxen (generally represented in pairs), of which the piece in question forms part. It is a production made between 1917 and 1923, a period when the sculptor was breathing new thematic and formal suggestions into terracotta. On his return to Ceret, after his Parisian period, he devoted himself to the study of cadences, rhythms, archaic-inspired essentialism... a series of strategies to escape from all stagnation and to renew the language of sculpture while continuing to dialogue with the classics. In this relief, a serene energy pulsates like an invisible force through the bodies, through the rounded profiles and alternating with geometric incisions. The front legs of the recumbent ox are bent to adapt to the angle, seeking a certain conceptual tension between the volumes and their confinement within a precise quadrangular limit. In doing so, he emulated the Greek art developed in the metopes. The spatial indication is brief and synthetic: a few schematic elements outline the idea of a stable. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base.

                Est: €3,000 - €4,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Blacksmiths", 1932. Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Wooden base. The plaster copy of this bronze is catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p.101, nº 162. Measurements: 22 x 23 x 2 cm. (bronze); 5 x 28.5 x 6 cm.(base). At the beginning of the thirties, the cubist and constructivist tendencies were beginning to lose strength in the development of modern sculpture, which allowed each artist to explore his personal experiences, opening up new, more personal paths, without external interference. This is an aspect that can be felt in Hugué's mature work. The bas-relief "Blacksmiths" is endowed with subtle movement, as if the interplay of turned shoulders and arms were rolling over each other like a wave. The material is transfigured from within. The minimal gesture reverberates like an infinite echo, procuring sensations irreducible to discourse. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel.

                Est: €3,000 - €3,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "The Picador". Terracotta panel. Another example (1921) is kept in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (inv. no. KMSr128). Work catalogued in: Montserrat Blanch, "Manolo", Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1972, p. 59, nº79. Measurements: 28.5 x 26 x 6 cm. (relief); 3.5 x 31.5 x 10 cm. (base) The themes inspired by bullfighting made Manolo Hugué one of the most precise capturers of the plastic values of this popular spectacle. He focused his attention on reproducing the vitality concentrated in the bodies and the arena. The first work of this genre, dated 1921, was precisely "El picador" (of which another copy is kept in the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen). This high relief in terracotta is resolved by taking the rectangle as the limit for the composition, thus returning to the proportion used in Greek square metopes and in the cubic blocks of Egyptian sculpture. The composition, with the mounted picador's horse, also depicts a scene based on triangles, giving a certain abstraction to the form, evoking in a certain way archaic Greek sculpture. His treatment of the bullfighting genre, which is close to Goyaesque dramatism, is free of any concession to the anecdotal picturesqueness into which other contemporary sculptors attracted by the theme fell. In the course of Hugué's biography, this piece is located in his second period in Ceret (1919-1927), which, as Montserrat Blanch specifies, is characterised by the height of the sculptor's popularity, a period in which he received important monumental commissions, and in which his close friendship with Arístides Maillol, with whom he coincided in Ceret, also left its mark. It was a period in which, now distanced from the avant-garde in Paris, he continued to search alone for a way of expressing in modern language the great lesson of the classics. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 – Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Miners". Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 – Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Miners". Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner.

                Est: €1,500 - €2,000

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Miners". Bronze. Signed in the lower right corner. Measurements: 24 x 24 cm. 28 x 26 x 10 cm (base). Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are kept in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. Unique known piece.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. Unique known piece.

                Est: €1,800 - €2,200

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Saint Francis", ca.1934-35. Bronze. Marble base. Unique known piece. Measurements: 30 x 10 x 15 cm; 33 x 11 x 16 x 16 cm (base). Manolo Hugué trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at "Els Quatre Gats", he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers, always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. His artistic output combines Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew at first hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.
                May. 30, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side.

                Est: €2,000 - €2,500

                MANOLO HUGUÉ (Barcelona, 1872 - Caldas de Montbui, Barcelona, 1945). "Portrait", ca.1940. Bronze. Signed on the lower right side. Size: 32 x 17 x 21 cm. One of the aspects that Montserrat Blanch, art historian and specialist in the work of Manolo Hugué, highlights as defining the period in which the sculptor lived in Caldes de Montbui (1927-1945) is his attention to the portrait genre. Focusing only on the head, and therefore on pure expression, he succeeded in making the volumetric form the repository of special emotional energy. Manuel Martínez Hugué, Manolo Hugué, trained at the Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona. A regular participant in the gatherings at Els Quatre Gats, he became friends with Picasso, Rusiñol, Mir and Nonell. In 1900 he moved to Paris, where he lived for ten years. There he resumed his relationship with Picasso, and became friends with other avant-garde theoreticians such as Apollinaire, Modigliani, Braque and Derain. In the French capital he worked on the design of jewellery and small sculptures, influenced by the work of his friend, the sculptor and goldsmith Paco Durrio. In 1892 he worked with Torcuato Tasso on decorative works for the celebrations of the centenary of the Discovery of America. Between 1910 and 1917, devoted entirely to sculpture, he worked in Ceret, where he brought together a heterogeneous group of artists including Juan Gris, Joaquín Sunyer and, once again, Picasso. During these years he held exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and New York. In 1932 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Jorge in Barcelona. In Hugué's work, what is essential is the relationship with nature, taking into account the human figure as an integrated element in it. This is a characteristic of Noucentista classicism, but in Hugué's hands it goes beyond its limited origins. He usually depicted peasants, although he also depicted bullfighters and dancers - as can be seen on this occasion - always portrayed with a level of detail and an appreciation of textures that reveal his early training as a goldsmith. In his artistic production, Mediterranean tradition, Greek classicism and archaism, and the art of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia coexist with the European avant-garde, which he assimilated and knew first-hand, specifically Matisse's Fauvism and Cubism. Works by Hugué are housed in the MACBA, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among many others.

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ - Woman
                May. 23, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ - Woman

                Est: -

                MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona 1872-1945 Woman Gouache on paper Size 20.7 x 13.2 cm ORIGIN Galerie Louiss Leiris, Paris < br> Private collection

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              • MANOLO HUGUÉ - The fruit seller
                May. 23, 2023

                MANOLO HUGUÉ - The fruit seller

                Est: -

                MANOLO HUGUÉ Barcelona 1872-1945 The fruit seller Ink and wash on paper Size 21 x 13.7 cm ORIGIN Galerie Louis Leiris , Paris Private collection

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              • Manolo Hugué. Male Nude
                Apr. 26, 2023

                Manolo Hugué. Male Nude

                Est: -

                Drawing on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Provenance: - Private collection, Barcelona.

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