|Co-publishers:||UAB, UB, UdG, UPC, URV, MNAC i Museu del Disseny de Barcelona|
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The turn of the 19th and 20th centuries was a time of great cultural effervescence in cities such as Paris, London and Barcelona. One of the features of the period in the artistic capitals of Europe was the emergence of societies and groups formed by artists, something which until then had been relatively uncommon. This book describes the history of the Societat Artística i Literària de Catalunya, an artistic group founded in 1900 in the Sala Parés gallery in Barcelona, led by the master landscape painter Modest Urgell and followed by the painters Lluís Graner and Enric Galwey. The group remained active until 1935, and so lasted considerably longer than many of the other societies that emerged around the same time; they held successful exhibitions in Barcelona and occasionally in Madrid. Its ambition and duration were more typical of the artistic societies born in London and Paris in the 19th century, and throughout its career it hosted a hundred firms, including painters and sculptors, some of whom enjoyed great international projection. The history of the Societat Artística i Literària provides an illuminating insight into the artistic life of Barcelona in 1900.