In 1848 he travelled to Paris, where he visited the Louvre and discovered the work of Eugène Delacroix and Gustave Courbet, the greatest international exponent of pictorial realism. In addition to creating, he also undertook important teaching work, following the precepts of French realist painters and the work of the Barbizon school. His innovative teaching method, according to the realist principles, consisted in the student developing their own style, empirically observing nature. He was a professor at the Escola de la Llotja for the generation of painters that included Modest Urgell, Joaquín Vayreda, Baldomero Galofré, Lluís Armet and Francesc Torrescassana.

Year 1889

Oil on canvas

127x150 cm

Ramon Marti Alsina, 1826 - 1896