Mercè Ibarz, writer and cultural journalist, gave the lecture Rodoreda and painting (when the world has sunk), in which we entered into the pictorial facet of the renowned writer of canonical works of Catalan letters such as Mirall trencat or La Plaça del Diamant. In the 50s, in exile after two wars, Mercè Rodoreda opens a new facet in Paris: painting. She makes gouaches and collages. About two hundred works are preserved. It is a moment of material and spiritual crisis. She has done stories, poetry and theatre in Limoges and Bordeaux, but the novel does not come out. Her painting is based on the works of the moment of dirty art: Miró, Klee, De Sucre, Michaux, Picasso, Kandinsky... Above all dirty art and children’s art. A dedication that will open the doors of the novel, in Geneva, where her postwar narratives will emerge, which could well be considered dirty art for what they have of creatures outside the canon of history.