Large Landscape Oil Painting by Catalan listed artist Maurice Martine (1918 - 2006) | Entitled "Volta de la Carreta" or "Return of the Covered Wagon" | Singed and dated 1960 by the artist "M. Martine" | Oil on Canvas | Housed in a double frame, with brass plate containing title, artist and year | Approx. 37" H x 43" W | Catalan artist and art have become very popular and sought after during the present controversy surrounding the Catalonian Independence Movement. Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya, Occitan: Catalonha, Spanish: CataluÃ±a)[c] is an autonomous community in Spain on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia consists of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and the core of the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. It comprises most of the territory of the former Principality of Catalonia (with the remainder Roussillon now part of France's PyrÃ©nÃ©es-Orientales). It is bordered by France and Andorra to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, and the Spanish autonomous communities of Aragon to the west and Valencia to the south. The official languages are Catalan, Spanish, and the Aranese dialect of Occitan.