Nadie se conoce, 1966 – Focus 24

Nadie se conoce, 1966 – Focus 24

Francisco Goya – Tauromaquia n° 12 « Desjarrete de la canalla con lanzas, medias-lunas, banderillas y otras armas. » 1815-16 Etching, aquatint and drypoint © Museo del Prado, Madrid « Corrida » 1951 B/W lithograph « Corrida » 1951 Colour lithograph It is not the first time that Antoni Clavé creates a…

Antoni Clavé at the Juan March Foundation in Madrid

Antoni Clavé at the Juan March Foundation in Madrid

El principio Asia : China, Japón e India y el arte contemporáneo en España (1957-2017) “ The principle of Asia : China, Japan and India and contemporary art in Spain (1957-2017)” is the title of the exhibition which just started at the Foundation Juan March with the aim of highlighting the links between Asia and Spanish artists such as Zobel,…

Antoni Clavé at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Antoni Clavé at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

This exhibition organised by the BnF, which presents around fifty prints from 1955 to 1995, is a good overview of Clavé’s printed work. These lithographs, etchings, aquatints, carborundum, embossings, collages and lithographed brown papers enable us to apprehend forty years of a creative journey, which is both technically and stylistically rich. Bouteille, 1969 ; Etchning, aquatinit and…

Catalogue raisonné of the printed work

Catalogue raisonné of the printed work

A few weeks before the exhibition ” Antoni Clavé – Estampes ” starts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Editions Skira published in December 2017 the Catalogue raisonné of the printed work. It is comprised of close to 520 printed works and 22 books for bibliophiles, and rounds off the works of reference of Roger Passeron (1977)…

Candide – Focus 23

Candide – Focus 23

In 1945 Clavé illustrated Carmen written by Mérimée, and edited by Jean Porson. A year later, the editor asks him what text he would be keen on illustrating if he were to participate in a book for bibliophiles. Without hesitating Clavé replies “Candide”. He explains that he would like to express the tragic side of this tale, which…

Reliquaire (1962) – Focus 22

Reliquaire (1962) – Focus 22

Reliquary bust of Saint Lucien XIIe-XIIIe s. © Musée départemental de l’Oise, Beauvais All Souls’ Day happens on November 2 and is the next day after All Saints’ Day.The calendar is the perfect pretext for us to talk about this sculpture by Clavé. This work is unusual, especially since Clavé refers only rarely to religion in his…