Darío de Regoyos was acquainted at first hand with some of the new art movements of the late 19th century, allowing him to contribute his innovative approach to the stagnated Spanish art scene of the day. Entitled Darío de Regoyos. The Impressionist Adventure, this exhibition currently on display at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao will then be shown at the Museo Thyssen in Madrid and subsequently at the Museo Carmen Thyssen in Malaga from June 2014.
Regoyos studied in Madrid with Carlos de Haes and inherited his love of landscape while expressing his disagreement with Haes’s sombre palette. In 1879 he went to Brussels and was soon involved in its active cultural life, firstly with the L’Essor group and then as a founder-member of Les XX. At this point he established contacts with Seurat, Signac, Pissarro and Van Rysselberghe, resulting in his experiments with Pointillism and his association with Impressionism. Regoyos can be considered one of the most cosmopolitan Spanish painters of his time.
Darío de Regoyos y Valdés.
The Concha, Night-time, ca.1906