MARTORELL, Bernat
(b. ca. 1400, Sant Celoni, d. 1452, Barcelona)

The Nativity (detail)

1440s
Panel
Collection Lippmann, Berlin

Borrassá was succeeded as central figure of the Barcelona school by Bernat Martorell, a painter in whom scrupulous attention to detail is combined with touches of poetry. In spite of the limitations of his empirical and conventional perspective, he was able to convey an impression of depth and space, and to give life to every element of his composition.




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