The closing decades of the twentieth century provide one of the most brilliant chapters in the history of Valencian painting. Important artists who emerged or established their reputations during this period gave a new sense to artistic activity and opened up the way towards modernity. In this context, our appreciation of the stature of Ignacio Pinazo is enhanced by an exploration of his work and personality. Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench (Valencia 1849–Godella 1916) was undoubtedly one of the finest European painters of his time.
His painting is a continuum that conveys the viewer to a world full of sensations that, for the artist, represent the path to knowledge. One cannot speak of Pinazo as a divided personality but as a creator of integrated realities. An artist who worked with many genres in his paintings and who fought for his independence from his retreat in Godella, where the Pinazo House and Museum is located.