The Liceu hosts an exhibition on Abelló’s travels


From 13 September to 1 October 2017, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona hosted the exhibition “Els viatges d’Abelló”, with a selection of pieces of art from the Museum’s collection.

Coinciding with the performance of Rossini’s opera “Il Viaggio a Reims”, the Museu Abelló presented the exhibition “Els viatges d’Abelló”, a selection of paintings and drawings from the different places where the Mollet artist traveled. in search of inspiration.

The Traveling Abelló
Joan Abelló’s first destination, in 1962, was London, where she began to make a name for herself in the art world. He stayed in England for 10 years. His fame allowed him to travel to Belgium (1964-1972) with the commission to paint the small Flemish village of Lillo. He also stayed there for a decade, with comings and goings, a stage full of avant-garde inspirations.

Abelló also traveled to Paris (1979-1986), where he used the cake technique in the notes that would later become oils. This was repeated during stays in the Alps, in the Eastern countries, in Italy … In the early 80’s he went to look for inspiration in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Rio de Janeiro, New York … Morocco it was his first African destination, where he was captivated by the exotic landscape. He later went to Ivory Coast and Egypt. In the 1990s, the Mollet artist traveled to Istanbul, India, Polynesia, Easter Island – a turning point in the use of colors – and Russia.

In the last stage of his life, Joan Abelló returned to his native Vallès and the landscapes of his childhood.

  • El Sena, Joan Abelló
  • Luxor, Joan Abelló
  • Records d'Àfrica, Joan Abelló
  • Abelló 1 polinesia