Lecture series Muses, Models and Lovers. Lecture 'Julia'
The presence of women in the works in the Permanent Collection of the Museo Carmen Thyssen is extensive and wide-ranging. These women enable us to establish a transversal account through which to travel through time across different styles and concepts in art. They represent a crucial period, between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which saw a radical change in women’s image and social status.
Julia Peraire sold lottery tickets on the Plaza de Cataluña in Barcelona. She met Ramón Casa, son of a wealthy Catalan family, when she was eighteen. The painter made her his favourite model and she was the subject of a series of works of particular sensuality and eroticism.