Ramon Casas and Pere Romeu on a Tandem

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Location: 
Room II/15
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Ramon Casas
Barcelona, 1866-1932
Museum tags: 
Social tags: 
  • Sport
  • poster
Description:

An unusual and emblematic painting from Catalan Modernisme depicting Ramon Casas himself and Pere Romeu, the barman at the famous beer-hall Els Quatre Gats, pedalling on a tandem with the Barcelona skyline in the distance. The canvas decorated the beer-hall, which became a meeting-place for the artists and intellectuals who had started the movement, as well as for members of the younger generation, such as Picasso, Mir and Nonell. The painting's decorative purpose, its humorous tone and its style put 'The Tandem' in the realm of the poster technique, a field in which Ramon Casas had made quite a name for himself. In 1901 the canvas was replaced with another depicting the same characters in a car.

This work has been selected for the project «Partage Plus – Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana»
 

Painting

Barcelona, 1897

188 x 215.5 cm

Purchased 1964

Inventory number: 

069806-000

Oil on canvas
Subject: Genre and society
Century: 19th
Subject: Portrait
Ramon Casas - Ramon Casas y Pere Romeu en un tándem - Barcelona, 1897
Ramon Casas y Pere Romeu en un tándem
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