Carles Casagemas i Coll (Carlos Casagemas in Spanish) (September 27, 1880 in Barcelona – 17 February 1901 in Paris, France) was a Catalan Spanish art student, painter and poet, best known for his friendship with Pablo Picasso. Picasso and Casagemas first met at the Barcelona café Els Quatre Gats. He is considered one of the most enigmatic art personalities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, because of the little information known about him. In 1901, the two friends moved from Barcelona to Paris. Casagemas committed suicide shooting himself in the head because of an unrequited love for Germaine Pichot. Pichot was later one of the models depicted in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
In popular culture
- Wattenmaker, Richard J.; Distel, Anne, et al. (1993). Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-40963-7 p. 304.
- The Guardian, Jonathan Jones, The Three Dancers, Pablo Picasso (1925)
- Tully, Judd (November 16, 1989). "$40.7 Million For Picasso Work;$269 Million Sale at Sotheby's". The Washington Post. via HighBeam Research. Retrieved 9 May 2012. (subscription required)
- The Death of Casagemas: early Picasso, the Blue Period, mortality, and redemption from National Institutes of Health website
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