Ramon Casas i Carbó
La Rotonda 1901-1902 / Círculo del Liceo
Oil on canvas
Ramon Casas was asked to paint twelve panels by the Círculo del Liceo between 1901 and 1902 for La Rotonda or fumoir. They all have a common theme, the figure of women and music in all its manifestations.
The objective of restoring and conserving works of art is to preserve and conserve our historical-artistic heritage.
It is vitally important to conserve and maintain the artistic heritage of institutions so linked to culture such as the Círculo del Liceo.
The twelve paintings that make up the La Rotonda complex can be considered a small museum in themselves and should be treated as such.
It is important to review the state of conservation of the pieces from time to time and carry out the restoration interventions that are considered necessary to preserve them as much as possible for future generations.
Works of art can be affected by external factors that influence their conservation. The accumulation of dust resulting from works in buildings affects them as in this case. The dust and polluting residues of the environment affected the varnishes and pictorial layers and a restoration was needed to eliminate them.
Link to Círculo del Liceo Magazine with an article on this restoration.