Courses and lectures

Monographic course Casas-Rusiñol. The fabric of Modernism

Del 09 de diciembre de 2014 al 03 de febrero de 2015
Monographic course Casas-Rusiñol. The fabric of Modernism
  • Date and time:

    From 9 December 2014 to 27 January 2015 Lectures: Tuesdays, from 6pm to 8pm Guided tour: Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm

Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusiñol shared the same background, an intense cosmopolitan lifestyle and a long friendship that lasted until the end of their days. For a time they worked together intensely, seeking the essence of modernity. They travelled to Paris and, in addition to practising as painters, played an active role in the culture of their age.

In the 1890s they were both in Montmartre, where they would experience years of bohemian life and learning. Although each had a very different creative personality, they produced a group of works with common features. Ramon Casas subsequently continued with his elegant portraits mostly of bourgeois women as well as others of lower class subjects, and Rusiñol with his melancholic, symbolist and romantic landscapes that captured moods.

Both men embody the essence of an era – that of Modernism, a movement to which they brought the influence of the European painting they came into contact with during their youth. They exhibited jointly on twelve occasions, and now their works have been brought together again to establish a dialogue and to examine a whole period in depth. 

Tuesday 9 December
Casas and the great masters
Isabel Coll
University of Barcelona

Thursday 11 December
Guided tour of the exhibition Casas—Rusiñol. Two Modernist visions by Lourdes Moreno, curator of the exhibition.

Tuesday 16 December (postponed to February 3)
Courbet, Manet and the origins of bohemia
Juan José Lahuerta
Head of Collections, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya 

Tuesday 13 January
The Parisian artistic bohemia of Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas. The 1890s, naturalism 
Eliseo Trenc-Ballester
Professor, University of Reims

Tuesday 20 January
Santiago Rusiñol, painter and writer around Andalusia
Lourdes Sánchez Rodrigo
Lecturer in Catalan Studies
University of Granada

Tuesday 27 January
Artists’ travels. Rusiñol and Casas in pursuit of art
Vinyet Panyella
Managing director, Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges


Auditorium. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga Plaza Carmen Thyssen (C/Compañía 10) 29008 Málaga


From 21 November to 9 December 2014 Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7.30pm at the museum’s ticket office.


This course is part of the collaborative agreement between the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga and the Department of Art History of Malaga University. Students of the university attending this course will be awarded half an ECTS credit. Lectures last 2 hours; there will also be participative sessions lasting 3 hours. At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be given to those who request one.


Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga Plaza Carmen Thyssen (C/Compañía 10) 29008 Malaga Tel. 952 217 511