Santiago Rusiñol painting in the Alfabia Gardens of Raixa in 1915. | ULTIMA HORA
At its board meeting on the first of July 1912, the Majorca Tourist Board (Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca) agreed to make a Catalan writer and painter an honorary member. Santiago Rusiñol, it was noted, had revealed the beauty of Mallorca to the whole of Spain and to other countries. He had done so through his paintings and had thus made it possible for Majorca to be better known and for a "current" of artistic tourism to be stimulated.