Committed to learning at his studio, Antoni Viladomat anticipates the modernities of illustration on the usefulness of the arts for the trades, when he decides to teach drawing and art education within a traditional context. He was a remarkable draughtsman, and he is one of the few artists of the modern period in Catalonia to have preserved preliminary drawings and sketches.
Representation of Saint Severus wearing a mitre, showing kindness by giving a coin to the poor, addressing a limping man and a child, drawn in foreshortening. Antoni Viladomat attained a very broad client base, and his work is held by a great many Catalan museums and institutions, as well as the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, the Fundació Hospital de la Sant Pau i de la Santa Creu, cathedrals, parishes, among many private collections.

Oil on canvas

115x80 cm

Antoni Viladomat, 1678 - 1755