In 1883, he moved to Paris and was admitted to the Académie Carrières de Paris, where he was tutored by one of the one of the most renowned French academy painters of the time, Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), and where he met artists such as Carolus Duran and the sculptor August Rodin. In his works, mainly portraits and costumbrista scenes in which the farmers are the focus, the use of light is in the impressionistic tradition, particularly in the case of the landscapes. The colours are not mixed on the pallet, but by juxtaposing pure colour in uneven brushstrokes, in such a way that the shape becomes disfigured, but the overall impression is made stronger and more authentic.

Oil on canvas

51x61 cm

Laureà Barrau, 1863 - 1957