Monday, September 25, 2017

Polychrome Ceramic Work Detail at Casa Comalat by Lluis Bru i Salelles

Polychrome Ceramic Work at Casa Comalat Balcony, Barcelona

This is a detail of the outstanding polychrome ceramic work by Lluís Bru i Salelles (1868 - 1952), one of the most important modernist mosaic artists in Barcelona ever. 

Salelles was commissioned by Domenech i Montaner several times. These were his early works that date back to 1900 in his workshop at carrer Enric Granados. 

In 1904 he travels to Venice to learn mosaic techniques that were to influence his prolific catalog. 

The artist was ever present in the vast majority of modernist projects of the beginnings of XXth century and can be admired not only in Casa Comalat balconies and its roof parapet but also in Casa Lleo Morera, Institut Pere Mata, Hospital de Sant Pau and Palau de la Musica Catalana. 

For such admired masterpieces he was awarded the medal of Barcelona International Exhibition of Art in 1911 and the gold medal of the Paris International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925.

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