Director: Artur Ramon Navarro

Carrer Bailén, 19
08010 Barcelone

Phone: +34 93 302 59 70


Artur Ramon Art

Founded in 1911 as an antique dealer, Artur Ramon Art is one of the oldest art galleries in Barcelona. Based on an experience of more than 300 exhibitions that endorse it in the art world, we are specialised in painting and drawing, from the ancient to the contemporary.

Even though these are the main fields in which Artur Ramon works, we do not renounce the decorative arts, especially Spanish manufactures. Various disciplines define us as experts in ancient art: sculpture, furniture, ceramics and silver.

As one of the most prominent Spanish antique dealers, the gallery is habitually present at the main international art fairs dedicated to antique and modern artworks such as TEFAF Maastricht, the Salon du Dessin in Paris and Frieze Masters in London.

Artur Ramon Art, Óscar DOMÍNGUEZ, Femme, 1945, Encre de Chine et gouache, 46,5 x 40 cm.


1905 - 1957

Femme, 1945

Indian ink and gouache
46.5 x 40 cm.
Inscription at the lower right: "Pour Beaulieu / son ami d'Apéritif / Dominguez / Paris Avril 1945."


Collection of the painter Paul-Vanier Beaulieu (Montreal 1910 - 1996)

Certificate by Ana Vázquez de Parga (July 27, 2006)

This drawing captures the essence of Óscar Domínguez's surrealism during his time in Paris.
The female body is transfigured by a geometry close to the elemental, with curves, twists, and simple, refined, and well-defined volumes. The accentuated deformations lead to a new sense of classical balance in disproportion, thus recalling his "detachable women" phase, while also revealing the influence of his friend Picasso.

The characteristics of the work reveal an artistic exploration of the human psyche, typical of surrealism that seeks to transcend everyday reality. The depicted subject seems to contemplate a sunny seascape, perhaps expressing a hope for renewal and reconstruction.

The year 1945, marked by the end of World War II, could also have influenced the tone of the work, inviting the viewer to delve into the complex world of artists during such a historical period as the post-war era.