Ramon Casas was interested in women’s fashion and this is reflected in the female portraits throughout his career. Júlia as model and definitive muse in the work of Ramon Casas has been a constant since he met her in 1905, with whom he lived since 1913 and they married in 1922. About 130 representations of the model are known, we find it on numerous posters, magazine covers, advertisements and advertising postcards, drawings and oil portraits. In the portraits, over time one can observe the changing gaze of the painter towards the model who is shown with greater determination, towards a representation of an elegant woman wearing select dresses and headdresses, or in a more folkloric characterization as in this Rosarito, with the black and red mantle that she used on several occasions as a rich complement and protagonist, over a green dress full of nuances. It stands out from this period, the creation of a five-leaf screen for the American industrialist and collector Charles Deering that represents nationalities through clothing: English, French, Spanish, Italian and the American

Rosarito, where he portrayed his muse Júlia, is a woman of modernity and sure that looks at us head on. However, it conveys the influence and look at Goya’s aristocratic portraits, and the continuity of mastery in great painting.

Year 1915

Oil on canvas

91x73 cm

Ramon Casas, 1866 - 1932