Ferrer

Bassa

Artistic period 1301 to 1350

Nationality

Catalan

Biography

Ferrer Bassa (* between 1285 and 1290 in Tortosa; † 1348 in Barcelona) was a Catalan Gothic painter.

The illuminator had been in the service of the Aragonese royal family since 1316. Among other things, he was commissioned to paint two chapels and two crosses in the church in Sitges.

Bassas was also commissioned by noblemen or high-ranking clergy, so that his works can be found mainly in churches and castles.

A well-known work of the artist is the fresco cycle in the Capella de Sant Miquel ('Chapel of St. Michael') of the Pedralbes Monastery. Among these frescoes, Three Women at the Grave is the most famous. It was created in the years 13451346.

Bassa is considered a pioneer of Italian Trecento art in Spain. His style contained elements of both the Sienese and Florentine styles.