Palazuelo Pablo Pablo Palazuelo, notes of biography, prints Champetier
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Pablo Palazuelo

"I travel towards my image and my image rushes to me."


Notes of biography

Between 1933 and 1936, the Spanish painter Pablo Palazuelo studied architecture (Oxford) and art at the Ecole des Arts et Metiers in London. He began painting in 1940. With a scholarship he received from the french Institute of Madrid, he went studying in Paris. There he became friend with Chillida, he met Bernard Dorival, the curator of the Museum of Modern Art and he worked until 1963 before his come back in Spain (Madrid).
He took part in many collectives exhibitions in France and abroad. Palazuelo worked closely with the Galerie Maeght which organized many solo exhibitions in France and abroad (Paris, Barcelona, Zurich, Saint Paul de Vence). He gained prestigious awards as the Kandinskys prize (1952) or Carnegie (1958), the gold medal of Bellas Artes (1982).
Palazuelo began sculpting in the early 50's, and he devoted more time to it in the 60s and 80s.
Although he painted in a neo-cubist manner, the year 1946 marked his transition to abstraction. His first achievements were based on the observation of natural structures, snow crystals, living cells - he looked into the microscope -, atoms. At first his art used geometric forms then used more sinuous lines, but his art always kept the austere temperament that characterized it. Will follow the stones and the waves subjects for which Palazuelo used his colors scale composed mainly of ochre, raw Siena and red.
Pablo Palazuelo died to Galapagar, near Madrid, in 2007.

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Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • L'architecture de rve - Derrire le miroir , n 104, Maeght Ed., 1958
  • Derrire le miroir , n 137, Pierre Volboudt, Maeght Editeur, 1963
  • Derrire le miroir , n 184, Max Hlder, Maeght Editeur, 1970
  • Clefs pour des ... , F. Chevalier, In Chron. de lArt Vivant n10, avr. 1970
  • Palazuelo : sculptures et peintures , Galerie Maeght, Zrich, 1978
  • Palazuelo , Claude Esteban, Ed. Maeght, 1980
  • Modelos Estructuras y Formas , coll., cat., Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporneo, 2005
  • Palazuelo - Rtrospective , coll., cat., Museo Nacional Reina Sofa, Madrid, 2005
  • Palazuelo-Proceso de trabajo , coll., cat., Macba, 2006
  • Pablo Palazuelo , coll., cat., Fundacin Juan March, Palma, 2010
To read from the artist :
  • Palazuelo , P. Palazuelo & C. Esteban, Galerie Maeght, Madrid, 1980
  • Escritos y convers. , Col. oficial de aparejadores y arquitectos tcnicos, Murcia, 1998
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Art movements

+ SCHOOL OF PARIS / 1945-1960 / Jean Degottex, Georges Mathieu, Nicolas de Stal, etc.
+ MODERN SCULPTURE / 1930-1970 / William Kenneth Armiage, Constantin Brancusi, Anthony Caro, Naum Gabo, Pablo Gargallo, Isamu Noguchi, etc.
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Beyond works currently in stock, it seemed to me useful to combine business with pleasure by letting you discover others works by artists in my gallery. These artworks, now sold or removed from our website, have been in our stock in the past.

These pages will undoubtedly make it possible for some of you to associate an image with its title or the other way round, for others it will be a good time to discover more on such and such artist. For the sake of confidentiality – the pieces being no longer available – we won't display neither their numbering or their price. For whatever reason, make sure to visit this amazing art database with to date 6441 online works just for your pleasure! Michelle Champetier

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