Tourism ine Murcia
Ramon Gaya Museum
A great museum, for an enormous painter
The Ramón Gaya Museum, as well as exhibiting the work of one of the best contemporary Murcia painters, has an extensive cultural agenda of presentations and other events, as well as a temporary exhibition hall. Throughout the different rooms, we can find his early works, his later works of disenchantment with the avant-garde, or those that reflect his attachment to painters such as Velázquez, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt.
Casa Palarea: a museum in a manor house
The mansion dates from the 19th century and is located in the Plaza de Santa Catalina, the heart of the medieval and baroque Arab city and one of the most traditional squares. Converted into a museum of the artist in 1990, the yellow façade of the original building with its balconies, dove's nest grilles, bay window and the main staircase with its oculi on the outside have been preserved.
An extensive cultural agenda of presentations and a temporary exhibition hall
Inside you can explore the interesting artistic life of the painter and writer Ramón Gaya (1910-2005) through the 500 works that make up the collection. Born in Murcia, his beginnings in painting go hand in hand with Pedro Flores and Luis Garay, trained in Madrid and in contact with Juan Ramón Jiménez and almost the entire generation of ´27, its work does not identify with the avant-garde painting of the moment.
In 1956, Ramón Gaya fulfilled his desire to settle provisionally in Rome
Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome and Mexico are some cities in which he lived and in which he knew the work of the great masters to which he always referred in his works: Cezane, Van Gogh, Titian, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. In his paintings appear the great themes of painting: Baptism, Burial of Christ, Noli me tangere, etc.