The Parisian Melancholy of Ramon Casas

Martí Casas What story does Ramon Casas want to tell us in the painting Interior of Le Moulin de la Galette? It is one of the most enigmatic works by the great Modernista painter, a master specializing in portraiture who rarely painted complex subjects that could be interpreted in more than one way. The subject…

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Author: Martí Casas i Payàs

Imported Art in Renaissance Catalonia

Martí Casas Ever since the world began, art has been a traveller. The news these days about auctions and the buying and selling of works of art may lead us to think that the importing and exporting of paintings, sculptures or jewellery is a relatively recent activity that emerged in the 19th century with the…

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Author: Martí Casas i Payàs

Joaquim Mir’s Majorcan stained glass triptych, The Blue Pool

El Gorg Blau (The Blue Pool) was a beauty spot in the Tramuntana mountain range in Majorca, one of the highest and wildest points on the island. There, after passing through a deep narrow gorge, a mountain stream drained into a small lake before continuing on its way to the sea. This place in Majorca,…

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Author: Martí Casas i Payàs