Painter Ramon Casas is considered to be the father of Catalan Modernism and the real pride of his people. From early youth Ramona heart was filled with love of freedom, therefore 11 years, he left school and began to study painting, Taking private lessons.
He was born during the so-called second industrial revolution, when the first railway in Catalonia, a brand new banking system, rapidly developing textile industry. In parallel, develop the national culture, back into use the Catalan language.
All these changes are consistent with modernism - progressive style, arisen in Paris in the late nineteenth century,. Ramón Casas, modern and dynamic master, It becomes the unofficial chronicler of his time. He was an exceptional artist, created a series of portraits of prominent contemporaries - the elite of Barcelona, Madrid and Paris. Innate ability to artistic expression and ease of drawing Casas contributed to the success in Europe and America.
In Barcelona, the artist with your friends Rusinolem, Dad Romeu and Miguel Utrillo opens cafe "4 Cat", resembling Parisian cabaret "Black Cat", and where it was the first exhibition of Picasso.
Casas was slightly different from the men of his time, which are usually shared two passions - a taste for novels with beautiful ladies and enthusiasm jumps. Second addicted artist exchanged for cycling and car. In our 40 s bourgeois Casas fell in love with 18-year-old lottery ticket saleswoman Julia Pereira, it has become a favorite model of the artist. Their relationship caused a fierce opposition of the artist of the family, and only through 16 years they were married.
In the seaside town Sitches in the Museu de Maricel de Sitges, an exhibition Ramon Casas, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of artist's death, where about 200 works of the artist, among them his best portraits, advertising posters and pictures, reflecting the era of the author.
The exhibition will take place before the 19 February, ticket costs 10 €.
Museum Address: Street Fonollar, s/n, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona. The museum works with 10 a.m. to 17-00 all days except Monday.