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Miquel Barceló in the Cathedral

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Miquel Barceló in the Cathedral
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The Mallorcan cathedral, most well known as La Seu, contains a great work of art by the contemporary painter and sculptor, Miquel Barceló Artigues (Felanitx, 1957). This is the reformation of the Saint Peter's chapel (known as the "Santísimo"), situated in the right hand side apse at the head of the Gothic temple.

The intervention, carried out between 2001 and 2006, comprises a 300 square metre ceramic polychromatic mural that represents the miracle of the multiplication of the bread and fishes according to the Gospel of Saint John. Barceló produced the ceramic mural in Vietri sul Mare (Naples) in collaboration with the ceramist, Vincenzo Santoriello.

The intervention of the Mallorcan artist in the chapel also includes five 12-metre high stain-glass windows, made in Toulouse in Jean-Dominique Fleury's workshop, and the complementary liturgical furniture created with stone from Binissalem.

The initiative, promoted by the Fundació Art in the Seu, was officially opened on February 2, 2007 in a ceremony officiated by the Bishop of Mallora, Jesús Murgui and presided over by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

The refurbishment carried out by Barceló in the Cathedral has an important contemporary precedent: that carried out between 1903 and 1914 by the modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi, and his collaborators Josep Maria Jujol and Joan Rubió.

 
Last update: 03/02/2007

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