Ramon Martí Alsina

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Ramon Martí i Alsina
Self-Portrait, 1870.
Born Ramon Martí i Alsina
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died 1894
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Known for Painting
Movement Eclecticism, Realism

Ramon Martí i Alsina (Catalan pronunciation: [rəˈmom mərˈti j əɫˈsinə], Spanish: Ramón Martí Alsina) (1826–1894), was a Catalan Realist painter. He studied in Barcelona at La Llotja school of art under Antoni Ferrant, Claudi Lorenzale and Lluís Rigalt, among others. He made several trips to Paris in successive stages over which he came to know the work of Courbet, the French Realists and the Barbizon school. Although he was primarily a realist, his early works were influenced by Romanticism and in his later works, he began adapting the tenets of Impressionism, hence some critics consider him an Eclectic painter. He is considered the best representative of Spanish Realism and is credited with introducing Courbet's ideas into Catalonia.[1]

Main Works[edit]

The Siesta, ca. 1884
The Santa Bàrbara Company, ca. 1891

He was primarily a landscape painter:

But he also did historical paintings and genre scene:

  • The Great Day of Girona or Girona's Great Day (El gran dia de Girona, completed by 1863-64)
  • The Siesta or The Nap (La Migdiada, ca. 1884)
  • The Santa Bàrbara Company (La Companyia de Santa Bàrbara, ca. 1891), also about the siege of Girona by French troops.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tharrats, Joan Josep. Cent Anys de Pintura a Cadaqués. Barcelona: Parsifal Edicions, 2007, p. 211. ISBN 84-95554-27-5.

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