The Museum presents an exhibition dedicated to the great painter Ramon Casas i Carbó (1866-1932), which brings together about twenty pieces donated by different museums and private collectors from different locations. That’s why we gave him the title of Ramon Casas visits Badalona. Quite a luxury.
The exhibition is held just at the end of the year commemorating the 150th anniversary of Anís del Mono, the brand that forever links the name of Ramon Casas with our city, as he was the winner of the competition posters to advertise this product, organized by Vicenç Bosch, the owner of the anise factory, in the years 1897-1898.
In addition to presenting three period posters -among which could not be missing that of the Anise of the Monkey-, which highlight the great talent of the artist for advertising, the exhibition will allow you to see a set of ‘original works – drawings and oil paintings – that have in common the representation of the human figure, and especially the female. In this sense, the genre of portraiture stands out, in which Ramon Casas excelled, as the exhibition brings together portraits of different characters, including those of some relatives and that of the artist himself. Also in this area, it will be possible to discover some relations with our city, in some cases little known.
On the other hand, the works on display will allow us to see the stylistic evolution of Ramon Casas, as they cover a very wide period of his production: from his youth, in 1883, to 1929, few years before his death.
Conceived as a tribute to this great artist who was Ramon Casas, the exhibition is a unique opportunity to contemplate, together, a series of works from different origins, which can hardly be seen together again.
We invite you, therefore, to visit it and enjoy this unique and unrepeatable opportunity to discover a different Casas, far removed in many ways from the works that have made it more popular, but an undeniable testament to modernity and the genius of this master of modernism.