Lecture series Muses, Models and Lovers. Lecture 'Julia'10 de septiembre de 2015
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.