(1957) His passion for continual experimentation and his inexhaustible energy have meant that 40 years after his career began, the artist continues to surprise. Barceló became interested in art at a very young age, thanks to his mother, a painter who belonged to the Majorcan landscape tradition. Subsequently, Barceló went on to experiment with art movements like Art Brut and Action Painting, influenced by Jackson Pollock and other similar artists. Finally, the self-taught artist ended up finding his own artistic path based on neo-Expressionism.
Cahier de Félins
The most precious and ancient collection of cave art in the world, the Chauvet Cave, is the main inspiration for this series of watercolours by Miquel Barceló. The visual impact that the artist experienced when he saw the paintings in the cave is reflected in this highly original work, which brings together two ages from art history.
ARTIKA presents a limited edition of 2,998 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, in which Barceló offers his own unique view of the Chauvet Cave.
Cahier de félins features reproductions of 37 drawings published in a monumental notebook, a series of feline figures in which Barceló fuses past and present movement in one strong, assured brushstroke.
The Study Book has been devised to give the reader that same sensation – that same visual impact and excitement the artist felt on entering the cave. All the elements necessary for discovering Chauvet’s main features, carefully explained by leading specialists.
By way of a final touch, the work includes a reproduction of one of the watercolours from Cahier de félins, selected by Barceló himself.
Conceived according to the artist’s guidelines, a natural, elegant maple wood box contains all the exclusive elements of this unique piece. It features a heat-engraved self-portrait of Miquel Barceló in which he depicts himself as a feline, created exclusively for this edition, and which lends more strength and personality to this unique work.