Dr. Bosch Ballbona, Joan
He's an art history instructor at the Universitat de Girona and has served as a visiting professor at the Italian universities of Sassari and Cagliari. He studies the art of the 16th and 17th centuries produced in Catalonia, with a stress on the critical study and rediscovery of some of the most important authors in that historical period and on the phenomenon of the reception of international artistic culture in Barcelona. He has published books on Agustí Pujol, 17th century altarpieces from Bages, the main altarpieces in Santa Maria of Arenys de Mar and the priory of Sant Pere of Reus (with Joaquim Garriga) and articles on Pere Nunyes, Joan Baptista Toscano and Antoni Rovira. He has curated the exhibitions “De Flandes a Itàlia” (with Joaquim Garriga), “Llums del Barroc” and “Alba Daurada. L’art del retaule a Catalunya”. He is currently at work on publications on the artistic culture of the artists from the Principality and on collecting in the house of the Toledos, the Marquises of Villafranca, during the reigns of King Philip II and King Philip III. On these topics, he has already shared some arguments in the articles “Paul Bril, Wenzel Cobergher, Jacob Frankaert I, Willem I van Nieulandt y los ermitaños de Pedro de Toledo, V marqués de Villafranca” and “Retazos del sueño tardorenacentista de don Pedro de Toledo”.