MarínRamos

The particular magic and fantasy of Marín Ramos, emerge when we see the appearance of blur, which in a first impression acquire his paintings, then gradually acquire confused forms and finally capture the figures in detail, with a sense of movement such that they seem full of life, as if they really run, dance or talk.

This way of approaching painting is the affirmation in a type of painting as brave as it is original, Goyesque without knowing Goya yet and related to the subtlety of Carrière -also without knowing him- and his dreamy mist. And even Rembrandt and Brangwyn are associated with the peculiar art of Marín Ramos. Art that reflects with certainty the essence of Andalusia, the mystical and pagan Andalusia at the same time, sensual and romantic Andalusia, focusing above all on the dancers, that is, the “bailaoras de tablao”.

After his birth on February 3, 1873, in the Sevillian town of Sanlúcar la Mayor, a childhood came that had something of a fantasy, according to the aura – a bit legendary – that surrounds the initial years of his life when he accompanied with his voice, accordion and guitar, the homemade dances of sevillanas and later, his self-taught way of approaching drawing and painting.

Eustaquio Marín Ramos dies in 1959. We know his image, thanks to the portrait done by the painter José Villegas in 1900, with dedication included, which is kept in the Museum of Huelva (oil/canvas), signed, dated and dedicated: “To my dear friend / Eustaquio Marín / in memory of the short time we have spent together in the house of Pilate / Seville / September 1900 / Villegas”.

Langerarte has for sale two works by the author: Dancer and Landscape with figure, in which we appreciate the originality of his work.