Tela arrugada – Focus 8

Tela arrugada – Focus 8

Between 1974 and 1976 Clavé illustrated a book for bibliophiles, “La Gloire des rois” by Saint-John Perse. For this exceptional publication, Clavé worked on a pure rag Arches Velin, and combined pure embossing and illusionist trompe l’œil with a peculiar material effect thanks to carborundum. His experimentation, this particular work, would have a tremendous impact on…

Archives Antoni Clavé

Archives Antoni Clavé

The international Archive Day was celebrated this week. But what is it exactly? This celebration is dedicated to the general audience and highlights what the archives really are, since they are usually seen as confidential or for internal use only. In concrete terms, it is the occasion for us to provide some information: Hollywood 1952…

L’homme sans visage – Focus 7

L’homme sans visage – Focus 7

« Ce qui m’intéressait, c’était ce personnage avec la main sur la poitrine que j’avais vu au Prado, j’en avais fait tout jeune une copie d’après une reproduction. Ce n’est pas le Greco lui même que j’ai peint, c’est le fantôme de ce tableau là. J’en ai fait une série de peintures, des gouaches, des eaux-fortes et treize lithos éditées…

Architect of the raw matter

Architect of the raw matter

Beginning on the 19th of June, Antoni Clavé’s new exhibition will be held at the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle in Eymoutiers (87).A place for encounters and artistic confrontation, the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle has been offering exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary artists with peculiar approaches since 1995, including Jean-Paul Riopelle, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Pol Bury…

Le guerrier, la femme, l’enfant – Focus 6

Le guerrier, la femme, l’enfant – Focus 6

The theme of the warrior was in use from 1958. After having dominated paintings and prints, Clavé’s warriors acquired substance and shape. Alone or in group, on one level or on a chariot, as a sculpture in the round or in a bas-relief, during the year 1960 alone, no less than 25 sculptures  depicting warriors appeared!…

Guerrier noir – Focus 5

Guerrier noir – Focus 5

Kings and warriors brought Antoni Clavé fame. The theme had already appeared in his paintings from 1955-56, and contributed to the growth of his international recognition from 1958. The Guerrier noir dates precisely from this year. The composition is focused on the character that is facing us, confronting us. It…