Perellón loved the Decameron, the hundred tales in the collection by the fourteenth-century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio, many which are highly erotically charged. Towards the end of the 1990s he met Juan José Izquiedo, who had founded the specialist publishing house of Liber Ediciones to produce high quality illustrated books – it was a marriage of true minds, and very soon Izquiedo commissioned Perellón to produce a series of portfolios inspired by the Decameron. True to the format of the ten days’ worth of tales indicated by the title, over five years between 2000 and 2005 Liber Ediciones produced ten portfolios, one for each day of the narrative.

Perellón’s distinctive style was ideally suited to the project. Variety, inventiveness, experimentation and colour are here in abundance, from detailed multicoloured etchings to Chagall-inspired paintings, deceptively simple line drawings to monochrome engravings reminiscent of medieval manuscripts.