Carmen Acte IV – Focus 3

Carmen Acte IV – Focus 3

Carmen was the first exclusive collaboration between Antoni Clavé and Roland Petit. The latter had previously danced in Los Caprichos in 1946, for which décors had been created by Clavé. Two years later Roland Petit launched his own ballet company, the “Ballets Roland Petit”, and turned towards the Spanish artist familiar with Mérimée…

Clavé theatre sets on view

Clavé theatre sets on view

The sceneries by Clavé for Les Noces de Figaro will be shown tomorrow in a cinema! Created in 1952 for the festival happening in Aix-en-Provence, the sets of the famous opera by Mozart created a sensation. The cinema le Balzac is showing the projection of the representation played during the festival in 1962. …

L’Étoile – Focus 2

L’Étoile – Focus 2

In 1943 Paris was at war, and Antoni Clavé, a spanish republican in exile was living off of the money earned from illustrations he’d created for Bibliophilia’s books : Lettres d’Espagne and Carmen by Mérimée, and as above Paris âges et visages, anthology of poems selected by G. Jean-Aubry…

El signo de la muerte – Focus 1

El signo de la muerte – Focus 1

In 1934 at only 21 years old, Clavé was starting to earn a living from jobs in advertising, more specifically as a poster designer for cinemas in Barcelona. At the time, there were no “official” posters released in all the movie theatres in which the film would be shown. Clavé joined the “Cinaes” group, and produced new creations every week.

Exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery Madrid 2.19 – 3.23

Exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery Madrid 2.19 – 3.23

Before the ARCO fair, the Marlborough Gallery has jut opened an exhibition of Antoni Clavé’s works which you can visit and enjoy until March 23. Paintings, sculptures and prints on aluminium, the show proposes a rich and various selection of works from the end of the 1950s till the beginning of the 2000s.    …