Mallorca, a land of artists

There's a large list of artist who have found their inspiration in Mallorca. Some of them were born on the island but many others have come from far away attracted to these spots. One of the geniuses who discovered our island was Frederic Chopin, who came with George Sand. She reflected their stay on the island in the novel Un invierno en Mallorca, meanwhile some sonatas as Raindrops Prelude were composed by the musician on this land.

The Tramuntana mountain range has always been a favourite among the artists. Robert Graves spent long periods in Deià and invited many friends such as Pablo Picasso and Alec Guinness. Peter Ustinov fell in love with the northern of the island and came every year to Hotel Formentor.

An artist linked to the island is Joan Miró. He spent most of his life here and left a legacy which forms Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation.

The artists Yannick Vu, Ben Jakober (part of their work is shown at the Yannick Vu and Ben Jakober Foundation) and the futurist Aligi Sassu are linked to Alcúdia. There's a piece of work by Aligi Sassu, an enormous horse, which can be seen at one of the roundabouts in Alcúdia.

The island has also raised the artistic feeling among locals. In Pollença, Bennassar, Anglada Camarasa, Tito Citadini, Adan Dile and Sorolla created their own artistic school. Nowadays the most famous Mallorcan artist is Miquel Barceló. He received the Príncipe de Asturias prize for the Arts in 2003.

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