This characteristic work of Mallorcan landscaping is a painting by Bartolomé Lluís Ferrà y Juan (Palma, 1893-1946) during the first half of the 20th century.
Bartolomé Lluís Ferrà y Juan was a painter and art critic, son of the writer and archaeologist Bartomeu Ferrà y Font. Normally related to the Noucentisme movement, Bartolomé Luis Ferrà, who signed his paintings only as “B. Ferrà “, devoted himself above all to the representation of the landscapes of Valldemossa and Galilea.
As can be seen in this piece, the olive trees, absolute protagonists of the landscape paintings of Mallorca, occupy most of the composition. Its imposing trunks with marvelous shapes inspiring fantastic and imaginative images stand out against a background in which the tops of other trees can be seen and, in the background, the hamlet of a town that could well be identified as Valldemossa.
Bartomeu Ferrà held exhibitions in various cities such as Mahón, Girona, Barcelona, and Paris.
The work is part of the collection of painters from the Sierra de Tramuntana of the municipal museum of the Cartuja de Valldemossa.
Aina Ferrero Horrach.