Hommage à l’Exposition Universelle de 1888 – Focus 17

Hommage à l’Exposition Universelle de 1888 – Focus 17

Allegory of l’industrie, parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona © tous droits réservés From the mid-eighties Clavé is known worldwide. The city council of Barcelona (Ajuntament) suggests he picks an area in the city so that he creates an artwork for his native town. Clavé chooses the Parc de la Ciutadella, a place full of memories for him…

D’après Rembrandt – Focus 16

D’après Rembrandt – Focus 16

In 1965 in Barcelona, the Catalan painter and engraver Vila-Casas initiates Clavé into engraving. Clavé uses copper or zinc plates, and also learns about aquatint. Etching and aquatint are indirect engraving processes: the acid attacks the exposed metal, while tools are used in line-engraving and intaglio-engraving. These two types of processes are based on the same idea, even…

Notre Dame de Paris – Focus 15

Notre Dame de Paris – Focus 15

© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) No need to see his entire façade, its two imposing towers or the silhouette of the chevet of the church to immediately identify the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. The gaze and the melancholic pose of the horned monster, which maliciously sticks its tongue out leaves no doubt: we are on the gallery of…

Happy new year !

Happy new year !

It is greetings season! Health, happiness, prosperity…This tradition of rather conventional wishes is dating back a few centuries. The format of the greeting card that we know today is more recent, since it appears in 1843 when Sir Henry Cole decides to sell a lithographed card designed by the painter John Callcot Horsley. It is modern and attractive,…

365 jours après – Focus 14

365 jours après – Focus 14

“365 jours après” forms part of the last works of Antoni Clavé. Completed in 2002, it has the vivacity and the freedom of a young creator of 89 who no longer has anything to prove. From Duchamp, Picasso, the collages and assemblages of surrealist objects, the 20th century didn’t cease to convey the real in art. Clavé is…

Clavé leaves Rebeyrolle

Clavé leaves Rebeyrolle

The exhibition “Clavé artisan de la matière” has just closed its doors at the Rebeyrolle exhibition space in Eymoutiers. We are taking down the paintings and preparing to wrap up sculptures… A chapter is closing on this wonderful moment of sharing around the works. A big thank you to all the team! Malraux once said “Art is the shortest…