The fabulous massive illustrations of Opisso

The Art Gallery Fernando Pinós exhibits since 10 November a survey of the work of this Catalan illustrator, humorist and cartoonist 

 

 

Ricardo Opisso i Sala, popularly known as Opisso, was an artist born in Tarragona, which highlighted the modernist Barcelona of late nineteenth century, working initially as assistant to Antonio Gaudi's works La Sagrada Familia, and later linked to the cultural group known as Els Quatre Gats with personalities such as Ramon Casas, Isidre Nonell and Pablo Picasso, among others.

Opisso worked as an illustrator for publications such as Cu-Cut!, and the famous collection of cartoon TBO, signing prints of political satire with art nouveau influence. Later, he opted for custom themes, reflecting popular scenes, with motley crowds in known corners of Barcelona.

After the war, the paintings of Opisso triumphed in the galleries of Barcelona. Precisely one of them, Galeria d'Art Fernando Pinós displays now some of his famous drawings. The popular character artwork of Opisso, his ability to capture the environment and society of Barcelona in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially in the fantastic "multitudes", make him one of the best chroniclers of their time, and represent a sensation for the viewer today.

 

Opisso
When: November 10 to January 15, 2016
Where: Art Gallery Fernando Pinós
Price: free admission
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Publication date: Thursday, 19 November 2015
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