Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Corpus Christi Procession by Ramon Casas

With startling photographic clarity, Ramon Casas paints a historic moment.
Ramon Casas (1866-1932), "The Corpus Christi Procession
Leaving the Church of Santa Maria," (Barcelona, 115.5 x 196 cm).
The scene takes place in 1896, just before an anarchist attacked the procession with a bomb, killing twelve people and spreading panic in the city.

Here's a detail of the painting, showing the individual character of each the figures and the soft edges at the base of the figures.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia)
Thanks, Sascha Karschner


Greg Preslicka said...

You are right about the photographic clarity. What strikes me is how it is achieved without photographic detail.The select details and edge control is magnificent. Thanks for sharing

Steve Gilzow said...

Remarkable paint handling, values, and composition. Thanks!

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