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Agreement to finish Miquel Barcelˇ's work at the Cathedral

Agreement to finish Miquel Barcelˇ's work at the Cathedral

New web with information and pictures of the Mallorcan artist.

The Balearic Government and the Palma Town Council have reached and agreement to finance the one million euros necessary to finish Miquel Barcelˇ's work at the Sant Pere chapel in the Cathedral of Palma.

The intervention by the Mallorca artist in the chapel of Sant Pere of the Palma Cathedral consists of a ceramic mural of 300 square meters that represents the miracle of the multiplication of bread and fish according the Gospel of St John. To carry out the mural, Barcelˇ traveled to Vietri sul Mare (Naples) to work together with ceramist Vincenzo Santoriello. The work was installed in the chapel over one year ago, but cannot be seen yet, because five large stained glass windows and other complementary furniture still have to be constructed. The presentation of the work i expected at the end of 2006.

Miquel Barcelˇ (Felanitx, 1957) received in 2000 the Gold Medal of the Autonomous Community from the Balearic Government and the same year he was named doctor honoris causa by the UIB. In 2003, while he was working on the mural for the Cathedral, Sa Llotja in Palma housed a retrospective exhibition about his work. The exhibition was part of a series of exhibitions called "Miquel Barcelˇ at the Balearic Islands" that also reached Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera. The same year he was awarded with one of of prestigious Prince of Asturias prizes. And last month, October, Miquel Barcelˇ presented the book of pictures "The cathedral under the sea", that shows his artistic work in the Sant Pere chapel of the Palma cathedral.

More over, this month, the web site www.miquelbarcelo.info has been launched. This is a project by Miguel Cerdß Bennassar that groups extensive information and hundred of pictures of the artist and his work.

Photo ę detail of the installation "Miquel Barcelˇ's library" (ArtÓ, 2002)

Date of publication: 12/11/2005

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