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Isidre Nonell i Monturiol (1872-1911) was a Catalan painter known for his portrayal of everyday life in Barcelona and the surrounding areas. He was part of the Post-Impressionist movement and was influenced by the works of Vincent van Gogh and Édouard Manet. Nonell's early works focused on landscapes and portraits, but he later became interested in depicting the working-class people of Barcelona. His paintings often featured the poor and marginalized, including beggars, prostitutes, and the elderly. Nonell's style was characterized by his use of bold, expressive brushstrokes and his ability to capture the emotions and struggles of his subjects. Nonell was a member of the Modernisme movement in Catalonia, which was a cultural movement that emerged in the late 19th century and was characterized by a renewed interest in Catalan culture and a rejection of traditional styles. Nonell died at a young age of 38 due to tuberculosis, but his legacy continues to inspire and influence artists today.

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