What is a catalogue raisonné?

A catalogue raisonné is a monographic book that contains all the works created by an artist. It may cover all of the artist's works, regardless of the medium used, or it may focus solely on the works made using a particular medium, such as painting, sculpture, photography or graphic works, for example.

The objective of the catalogue is to provide the most complete and precise information on each of the works, in addition to becoming a reference document for art historians and researchers.

The summary of each work of art contains the following information: title, dimensions, medium, present and past owners, notes on the front and back, bibliography and additional information, such as mentions and photographs made of the work at exhibitions, notebooks and interviews in which it appears and is mentioned, and so on.

Preparation of a catalogue raisonné requires detailed, complex research work that usually takes years. The project manager must find and date all the works, dig through the artist's past and present - in sum, his entire life - contacting collectors, institutions, family members and friends of the artist in order to create a biographical map of each of the pieces.

Fundación Azcona funds this entire process in its integrity, which results in the publishing of Catalogues whose quality and care, with respect to the selection of the paper, quality of the photographs, printing and design, are on par with the research work involved and the volume's importance in the world of art.

All projects count with the endorsement of prestigious Institutions and Museums, with whome the foundation has signed collaboration agreements.

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