The Círculo del Liceo hosted the conference «Reinterpreting Faust» by Miquel Barceló and Joan Tarrida.
Miquel Barceló has illustrated a new edition in two volumes of ‘Faust’ de Goethe (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2018 and 2019). The great themes of the German writer come to life in the watercolours of Barceló: the desire for immortality, the seduction for the diabolical, the debate between eternal love and carnal passion, the insatiable craving for knowledge ... An exceptional work for a book that may be part of the art history.
The artist spoke to the club members about his creative processes, regarding the two editions of Faust and many other projects throughout his successful career. Painter, sculptor and potter, Barceló described how literary influences and references, as well as his travels, condition and inspire his works.
Barceló was born in Felanitx (Mallorca) in 1957 and is considered one of the great international artists of our time. His work is part of museums such as the Georges Pompidou Center, MACBA, Reina Sofía, Guggenheim or MOMA. In 2003 he received the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.
Joan Tarrida, General Director and Editor of Galaxia Gutenberg also participated on the conference.
📸 Miquel Barceló signing the Honor Book of the Círculo del Liceo with José García Reyes (left) and Juan Eusebio Pujol (right), vice presidents of the Círculo del Liceo.