Eustaquio Marín Ramos
(Sevilla, 1873 - San Sebastian, 1948)
Indian ink and color wash on paper
480 × 670 mm
Eustaquio Marín Ramos was an artist with an extraordinary, not to say extravagant childhood -reader of novels about smugglers for a gypsy family, accordionist and self-taught guitarist-, according to his first biographer José Cascales, he began “drawing more with brushes than with charcoal” spontaneously, portraying scenes of life among flamencos, dancers and fairground booths.
His first exhibitions in Madrid (the National of Fine Arts in 1906 or the Iturrioz Salon in 1910), Huelva (Círculo Mercantil) and Barcelona, led him to consider a trip to Paris, where he lived between 1911 and 1915. There he achieved certain recognition with his genre scenes. His imaginary was full of flamenco parties, cafes, gypsies and gauchos, for which he used a subtle and original technique based on spots of color and broad brushstrokes of Indian ink.