Pere Borrell del Caso

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Escaping criticism.

Pere Borrell del Caso (1835–1910) was a Spanish Catalan painter, illustrator and engraver, best known for his painting Escapando de la crítica (Escaping criticism) (1874), an example of trompe-l'œil. It blurs the boundary between real and fictitious space.[1]

Borrell del Caso was born at Puigcerdà. The artist Romà Ribera trained with him.[2]

Borrell del Caso died in Barcelona in 1910. Puigcerdà's local high school Institut Pere Borrell has his name in his honour.


PASCUAL, Andrea. "Pere Borrell, un mestre de pintors". Ajuntament de Puigcerdà (Girona). Editorial Mediterrània. Barcelona 1999. In cataà, with resum in english, french and spanish.More of 300 painting.

  1. ^ Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l’Oeil Painting - National Gallery of Art - at
  2. ^ William H. Robinson; Jordi Falgas; Carmen Bellon Lord; Robert Hughes, Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali (Yale University Press, 2006), 503