View of the interior of a church with sailors ex-votos, by Alfred Opisso

church with sailors ex-votos Alfred Opisso

Interior església, Alfred Opisso Cardona, c. 1965

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Num. inventory: 20283

Object name: watercolours (visual works)

Title: Interior església (Church Interior)

Object date: c. 1965

Author: Alfred Opisso Cardona

Technique and material: Watercolour on paper.


Watercolour on paper by Alfred Opisso, painted in 1965, showing a chapel that might be part of the church of Santa Maria in Mataró. In the foreground, we see a priest and an altar boy; on the right are the altar and part of a Solomonic column, and hanging from the ceiling are three ex-votos, models of ships with hull and rigging. At the centre of the painting are a group of individuals carrying banners, most likely from a procession. Alfred Opisso studied at the School of Fine Arts (La Llotja) in Barcelona, and he became well-known for his fine pencil drawings. His clean, neat style, evocative of Catalan modernisme, is especially notable.