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Rusiñol on top of a wrought iron lamp

<p>Ramon Casas, <em>Rusi&ntilde;ol on top of a wrought iron lamp</em>, 1893, Sitges, oil on canvas</p>

Ramon Casas, Rusiñol on top of a wrought iron lamp, 1893, Sitges, oil on canvas

Rusiñol on top of a wrought iron lamp, an oil painting by Ramon Casas from 1893, has been one of the most emblematic works of the Catalan bohemian art nouveau, ever since it appeared on the cover of a 1942 book by Josep Pla, Rusiñol y su tiempo (Rusiñol and his Time).

In effect, starting in his youth and until the end of his days, this image of Rusiñol was repeated by illustrators and painters, and was frequently used ironically by caricaturists.

The many portraits done of him by his great friend Ramon Casas stand out from amongst the prolific iconography of those done by artists such as M. T. Müller, Càndid Duran, Zuloaga, Ramon Pichot and Picasso.

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