The Terracotta Museum of La Bisbal d’Empordà has received a collection of 160 pieces of “great historical and artistic value” from the private collection of Eusebi Díaz Costa (1908-1964), and in its moment they were withdrawn from sale and preserved by the artist himself. The donation of this set of ceramics was ratified last Wednesday with the signing of the act by Maria Pilar Díaz Daroca, daughter of the ceramist, and Enric Marques, president of the Patronage of the Terracotta Museum and mayor of La Bisbal d´ Empordà, according to the Empordà museum in a statement.
This donation completes an earlier one made by the family in 1991, when it donated 780 pieces to the museum, coinciding with the closing of the family workshop. In this way, the museum’s collection will house the most important collection of this artist’s ceramic work, considered one of the great pioneers of Bisbal’s decorative ceramics, with more than 1,000 pieces selected. The museum’s Díaz Costa collection has also been increased by other donations on the occasion of the temporary exhibition that is being prepared on his figure and work that will serve to give visibility to one of the most prominent international Catalan ceramists of the Middle Ages. twentieth century.
The exhibition will also feature the publication of a detailed catalog where new aspects of the artist’s human and artistic itinerary will be made known, a first cataloging of his ceramic production will be provided and his figure.