The Thyssen on the street: Lluis Borrasà. The rediscovered colours of Barcelona cathedral
The museum is organising an online visit to the new temporary exhibition organised by the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya on Lluis Borrasà in conjunction with the latest additions to its holdings of Gothic art. These new acquisitions are the panels of The Profession of Saint Peter Martyr and The Decapitation of Saint Hippolytus’s Family.
The importance of these two paintings lie in their both their outstanding artistic value and in the fact that they originally came from altarpieces in Barcelona cathedral. The two were made in the workshop of one of the principal Catalan Gothic painters; Lluis Borrassà (Girona, ca. 1360 - Barcelona, 1424/25), for which reason the exhibition also focuses on the artist and his work. This visit is organised in collaboration with the Friends of the MNAC.