RAMON CASAS AND POSTER ADVERTISING ART
The Gothsland art gallery has inaugurated the exhibition Ramon Casas i l’Art publicitari del Cartell (Ramon Casas and Poster Advertising Art), the show focuses on the artist Ramon Casas, he who portrayed the civil society of his era like no other and who knew how to capture a woman’s beauty and sensuality. Together with original drawings by Casas there is a carefully thought out selection of the most representative posters of Modernism, by artists such as Ramon Casas, Gaietà Cornet, Adrià Gual, Joan Llaverías, Joan Llimona, Alexandre de Riquer, Santiago Rusiñol or Miguel Utrillo.
Exhibition poster “Ramon Casas i l’Art publicitari del Cartell”
The golden era for the creation and collection of posters dates from the last few years of the 19th century until the First World War – in the city of Barcelona there were just under one hundred registered lithographic workshops and industries during the ‘20s – This love of posters, favoured by the search for new aesthetic categories and the expansion of cities, was started by the poster for the 3rd Exhibition of Fine Arts and Artistic Industries by Alexandre de Riquer, considered the first modernist poster.
Alexandre de Riquer. Barcelona, 3rd Exhibition of Fine Arts and Artistic Industries
Ramon Casas knew how to capture a woman’s beauty and made her the exclusive star of his compositions (with the exception of his famous portraits and the oil paintings of great historical events). In these works he drew women inside wearing hats or headdresses, on which the occasional touches of colour shine on the magnificent charcoal lines. Julia – his favourite model (and later on his wife) – was also immortalised in an indoor scene, peacefully reading a book.
Exhibition: Ramon Casas i l’Art publicitari del Cartell
Place: Gothsland Galeria d’Art. Consell de Cent, 331, 08007 Barcelona. Tel. 934 881 922
Catalogue available at the Gothsland Art Gallery and in the museum shop.
Until 10th January 2013
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