The fire Submission
writer, cartoonist and caricaturist Feliu Elijah refers to the nickname Demon arts of fire, Josep M. Goal, fascinated per la beauty and uniqueness of enameled glass presented by a goal TheInternational Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, a Paris l’any 1925.
Josep M. Goal is internationally known for glass and glazed ceramic production, activities that alternates with a picture, Paint, lithography and jewelery, the subject of this exhibition.
Countless formulations, trials constant with variable temperatures, persevering observation of the results and the application of his wit made him a expert in the mysteries of fire, making it possible to achieve extraordinary results and formal complicated. Transports chromatic glass canvas, subtly and sometimes overflowing.
Decorate all types of vessels: gots, vols, copes, TIG, liquor, bottles, place, ... trays with ornamentation as much detailed enfarfegada. Goal, reinterpreted imagination and hard lavishness blown glass that had been made previously in Barcelona and Catalonia. arabesques, Geometric fundamentals, les from, plant elements with a generous range of colors are part of the imagination of the artist when d'ornamentar glass with enamels that were fully integrated.
Born in Barcelona in the district of Hostafrancs 1897, Josep M. goal Creus, elementary school Angelic Centre to continue the Pious Schools of San Antonio Abad and posterity to the Brothers of the Christian Doctrine of Manlleu.
The solid religious education received in childhood made him assimilate the lack of mobility, caused by polio when he was little affect, as a divine plan that favored the awakening vocations.
At the age of fifteen years of hard learning and jewelry Cabot, a letterpress printing makes learning lithographer and engraver steel. Later he joined the Halle, where he studied drawing with Felix Mestres known poet Francisco Casas who began a friendship that eventually s'afermarà. Recommended for Casas enrolled at the Academy of Francis of A. Gali learn to paint, then follows the painter and teacher at the School of Fine Arts, where he continues to study drawing and painting. He attended the sculpture classes taught by Pau Gargallo. He studied ceramics specializing in the last year in enamels for glass. The teachings of the master Francesc Quer learned application. Also, actively participates in class José Ugarte, Llorens Artigas who joined Francis resigned in Quer. The School was also the point acquaintance with Llorens Artigas, who years later was reunited in Paris.
Soon after it passes between the first tests performed Baked school, until you have a self Sants, until it had three Collblanc, Where does the cooking embellished with delicate floral and birds. The color palette was going dilating as it was experiencing.
Si baby, early works bought by vessels and objects to decorate with colors he had learned with Ugarte, soon they will not comply with the qualities required for plastic support so that the author chose to make them himself, blowing them and manipulating them to achieve the desired look. With the constant groping and seeking the optimal obtained solving the difficulties that there were raised throughout the creative process to achieve the desired result, l'final work. When he began learning in the classroom of the School of Fine Arts just had a new palette of colors and a short time, the 1922 the increases to exceed its ninety.
In that same year, 1922, He first exhibited his work individually at Galeries Laietanes, Barcelona. Joaquim Folch i Torres, Director of the Museums of Barcelona, he made their presentation in a letter in which he praised the transparency of glass and enamels compactness. Among the works on display highlight a tray blown glass and cut, intensely decorated with floral motifs in the realization of which collaborated workers of the prestigious Forn Tarrida.
previously, the 1919 he had already participated in the same Galeries Laietanes in a group exhibition with jewelry, ceramics and glass. They were pieces of youth. Despite the short time separating the two exhibitions are clearly a rapid qualitative evolution. If the first exhibition presents a commendable job in the second work demonstrates thoughtful and weighted. This would be the first time that local and renowned collectors such as the Countess of Güell, the Marquis of Malda and Louis Plandiura, would incorporate pieces by the artist into their private collections. At the same time, the first time that a museum, the Barcelona li buy it, a pendant.
To the 1923 participated in the exhibition galleries of Laietanes, Catalan modern ceramics and also took part in International Furniture Exhibition Barcelona. In a single room, hi presents a fish Important name, a decanter, enamelled glasses, bottles ...
After a year, settled in the basement of Ramon Sunyer’s jewelry store in Barcelona. An important part of the production is destined for export, six years later the factory closed and went to live in Paris.
Through the Promotion of Decorative Arts, participated in important and powerful L 'International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris on 1925. Initially the exhibition was to celebrate 1915, French Chamber of Deputies and approved it in July 1912, War Europe but carrying n'ajorna.
Fernand David, curator of the exhibition 1922 the invitation had taken the Promotion of Decorative Arts (FAD), that appeared as particular entity, even if Spain officially presented, thus maintaining greater autonomy to pick, procedures and assembly works. Goal exposed in one of the circular spaces granted to FAD, the rotunda of the Grand Palais, outside the Spanish Pavilion. His glasses were presented in display cases along with lacquers and jewels Bracons Louis James Mercadé and Masrieras. Masriera was commissioned to carry out the assembly of the Grand Palais.
The glass enamel transparent and simplified forms submitted to Goal, along with Xavier Nogues, were all considered more exposure. Goal, received the Grand Diploma of Honour. Josep F. Eaves devotes writing laudatory, to n. 36 de la Gazette of the Arts, in which highlights results charming struck by the diversity of colors and the quality of enameled glass.
Also, Feliu Elias's highlights demon arts of fire, originality, the personal and the implementation work done as enameller. However,, Goal, was again shown its strong religiosity attributed the achievements to the heavenly aid not to the constant efforts at work.
Meanwhile, Nancy Hall, hosted its first exhibition in Madrid, almost all of what was exhibited was acquired by the well-known Madrid collector Ramon Rodríguez. With the work remaining to participate l'National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Section of Decorative Arts from Madrid the 1926, where it was awarded the Gold Medal for the excellent set of glazed glass. Two years later, the 1928 expose once more in Paris.
El 1929 participates l'International Exhibition Barcelona, Maragall Hall in the Sala Parés glasses with colorful lights and personal nature, which means definitive settlement applied arts. Within this year exposes the Reading Centre in Reus, where he received a British proposal to exhibit in London, although it did before in Paris. also receives, commissioned by the Barcelona Provincial Council to carry out the execution of glassware solemnities with the shield of the various provincial councils, is a set of 400 pieces with the shields of all the Spanish provinces. later 1959 will be responsible for the replacement of missing parts and damaged.
Josep Llorens Artigas 1930 is the author of the document catalog Josep M Exhibition. Goal original paintings presented at the Dalmau Gallery of Barcelona. Unique and indivisible are two words ending with text.
That same year he moved to Paris, and is reunited with Llorens Artigas.
Up residence in Charenton-le-Pont, 22, Quai des Carrières, along the Canal Saint Maurice. The building was a butcher store car. There were two ovens, on the ground floor There were studying Josep M. Goal, Raoul Dufy and Llorens Artigas, who also had a room upstairs bedroom. over 15 years and shared concerns batches with Llorens Artigas goal that had a profound and sincere gratitude for the advice received. The pottery made by the workshop shared goal denotes a zealous special qualities of the enamel, and relief, even though the resulting forms are most common. Grope high temperature furnace to disintegrate glass. Gets precious materials of high quality opaline with a remarkable decoration.
Llorens Artigas, recognized the improvement of the work of glass and refer to goal as the artist who had restored glass enamelling technique in real beautiful job category. However, Picassó, is captivated by states and mutant forms fabulous glass.
The pottery emerged from the studio shared, were aimed at Galeries Printemps, although a significant part of the production marched in North America, the award-winning series Filadelfia.
during the Parisian years working preferentially alternated with the pottery painting. exposes the Salon des Independants the box, height of 3mts, black shadows. with the circus, a la Galeria Zac i the clarinet Taurus has Galeria.
The artist never stops traveling and returning frequently to the Catalan capital, although not until 1949 they will not live permanently. Participates in January 1932 l 'New Catalan Art Exhibition, held at the Galeries Laietanes, where there has esquitllats glass and ceramic collars.
With pieces of very recent execution took part in International Exhibition paris 1937, again this time a man distinguished, the Duke of Windsor expands his collection with some Gol vases. At the end of this Parisian stage works for Cassa New York's Bulloc.
That same year, decides to move to lived in London where he exhibited a significant volume of work. Again receives the consideration of the public. This time would be important collections of the Prince of Wales and the Lord Derby that would be expanded with his production.
Elsewhere in Spain, and more specifically in Barcelona 1939 began resuming, after the Spanish war. A year full of difficulties that were not excluding artistic activities. We had to revive the art three years after the fateful. Many artists as goal, the urge to engage in art and begin to sprout a few media research. El 1940, once installed in the Eixample right in Barcelona, works tirelessly on request during 18 years, an insecurity that made bad life. However initiates exhibition period, Galeries Dalmau Gallery and the Argos 1943 hi presents 40 crystals, and then exposes 1946. Year also presented his work at galleries Franqueses with ceramics and paintings, drawings and sketches in pencil lead mine and very weighted. It shows the maturity formal ceramics, pronounced in sinuous and delicate, and the glass and the refined decorations spontaneous. Again march in Paris. El 1949 i 1954 exposes the Camprodon Hotel Rigalt last year to mark the entry of the artist's works at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
During the fifties the work of scores across the Atlantic again to reach different US cities, The exhibitions at Corning Museum of Glass in New York is responsible for organizing.
A new museum in Barcelona, the 1959 Museum of Decorative Arts makes an acquisition, it is about 10 very colorful enameled cups, imprecise brushstrokes, made before, to the 1955.
Inside the cockpit workshop where he lived, cram all kinds of objects, followed his passion for reconciling work life of spirituality, we are satisfied to meet friends with a certain solemnity to the important event, in the arts of fire, opening the kiln. Time that can be seen if desired unrealized expectations. El 1959 one of shared obriments, he was a decorated glass intended to offer it marks the castle Florite, President of the Provincial Council.
The Picasso Room of the College of Architects of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands 1966 hosted an exhibition tribute Josep M. Goal on the 50th year of career, where you could see crystals, ceramics and painting.
Gradually the artist's health and mobility were to deteriorate significantly and it was necessary to move it to the residence of the Mundet Homes sit on drawing and painting.
After his death on 1976, his work is to show the public returns to Barcelona Gallery Dau al Set twice, the 1979 exposure the glass. Art Nouveau Art Decó i the 1984 exposure 100 Years of Artistic Glass, the same gallery.
El 1983 There were pieces of pottery production in the exhibition Modern ceramics Catalonia, the Museum of Ceramics.
A Hypothesis, Gallery pioneered Barcelona dedicated to contemporary jewelery, presents the 1995 exposure Josep M. Goal. Joys 1920 – 1970, Pilar Parcerisas is the author of the catalog text.
TheJosep M is joes. Goal, either glass or ceramic enamel, coarseness contrasted with subtlety, brillantesa with the opacities, simplicity and exuberance of decorations, harmony and contrast of colors. seniority, present in jewels of early reinterpreting forms beads close to the museum belonging to ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, with the contemporary recent years, until recent adapt everyday items with surprising results which color takes on a greater role and forms are combined with daring.
M. Àngels Canut