Lluís Rigalt, professor and director of the Escola de la Llotja, is considered the first natural landscape artist in Catalonia and the precursor of a school to which such great names as Martí Alsina, Modest Urgell and Joaquín Vayreda belonged. His works are oil paintings, meticulous and elegant, striking a balance between the idealised romantic landscape and naturalism. The landscape genre in Catalonia and tastes for the natural environment follows the European dynamic of the late 18th and 20th century when England, Italy and particularly France with the Barbizon school, were depicting the surrounding geography, the result of contemplation and investigation on the atmospheric and light effects captured in the landscape.

Year 1852

Oil on wood

39x57 cm

Lluís Rigalt