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Antoni Clavé
Le facteur au Park Güell
The Postman in Park Güell
1968
In his long career, Antoni Clavé was influenced by different schools and trends. In the fifties and sixties, he developed his well-known series of warriors, kings, queens and knights in a style close to Expressionism and with a foot in Surrealism. In the late sixties, however, he embraced Informalist abstraction. In the seventies and eighties, he focused on experiments in collage and the incorporation of various techniques and elements, while always retaining some figurative element. The MACBA Collection includes works from all these different periods.---Clavé’s canvases are colourful and with a marked taste for experimentation, both in terms of technique as well as form and texture. Clavé incorporates signs, circles, reliefs, drips, letters, masks and collaged paper. After 1975, he focused on the construction of backgrounds that, through trompe-l’oeil, simulate folded and superimposed paper, such as the 1987 work, D’ara i d’abans (From Now and Before). His work from the eighties typifies this approach, while he also experimented with collage and crumpled paper to which he applied aerosol spray paint. These are his papier froissé, a technique achieved by chance but which he managed to turn into a signature element. Although collages, this does not prevent them from playing with light in a clearly pictorial way. The critic Daniel Giralt-Miracle described the whole of Clavé’s work as ‘an abstraction with figurative references; a lyrical abstraction’.
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original title
Le facteur au Park Güell
year of acquisition
1997
type of object
Collage
dimensions
172 x 191.6 cm
Copyright
© Antoni Clavé, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.0420
date
1968
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
media
Oil, wax and collage on canvas
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art
original title
Le facteur au Park Güell
registration number
R.0420
date
1968
year of acquisition
1997
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
type of object
Collage
media
Oil, wax and collage on canvas
dimensions
172 x 191.6 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art
Copyright
© Antoni Clavé, VEGAP, Barcelona
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