The Charge by Ramón Casas

February 15th, 2010 | by nick |

File:Ramon Casas Charge.jpg

This painting by Ramón Casas is entitled La Carga (The Charge). and shows the Guardia Civil routing a crowd. It was painted in 1899 and gained fame after the general strike in Barcelona in 1902, where similar tactics were employed. The scene is an idealised view of Barcelona. Santa Maria del Mar is clearly visible as are the chimneys of La Canadenca in Parallel.

The work is currently in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Image from Wikipedia

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