One of Vila i Grau's watercolour sketches for the Sagrada Familia

Watercolour designs for the stained-glass windows of the Sagrada Familia on display in an exhibition

Joan Vila i Grau's creations can be seen at Sala Parés until the end of December.

In 1999, the painter and stained-glass artist Joan Vila i Grau (Barcelona 1932) was commissioned to produce a series of draft paintings for the design of the stained-glass windows of the Sagrada Familia. After 18 years of work, the artist has completed the windows for the transept and the apse of the church. Now, until 3 December, the Sala Parés gallery is hosting an exhibition titled Les Formes de la Llum, Joan Vila i Grau. Aquarel·les pels vitralls de la Sagrada Família featuring the preliminary watercolour designs that Joan Vila i Grau produced for the windows.

Visitors to the gallery will see immediately that all of the designs for the windows are abstract and have a searching, spiritual, metaphysical quality, aiming to bathe the temple in colour. Vila i Grau was the logical choice for this commission since he is an expert on the history of stained-glass and has long-standing experience as a creator, with works at churches like Verge de la Pau in Barcelona, the Orfeó in Gràcia and Caves Codorniu in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Friday, 27 October 2017
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