Son of the sculptor Lluís Carbonell i Colom, he was trained with his father and in Olot’s escuela de Bellas Artes, birthplace of great artists. With a vast artistic curriculum and more than 1700 works where the straight lines, the light, the colour and optimism predominate, he acted as ambassador of his homeland, wherever his works were exhibited, whether it was in the Museo Comarcal de la Garrotxa, the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland) or the Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico. Yeesterday, Olot’s mayor, Josep María Corominas, mourned his loss “both for the city and for art. Along with his wife, the sculptor Rosa Serra, he acted as a man from Olot, wherever he went”, as well as being “a great representative of the landscape school”.
Initially, Carbonell cultivated the landscape and later came other subjects such as urban architecture, the female figure, visions of interiors and still lifes. The main characteristics of his painting are colour and a keen decorative sense.
At the end of January the open room of the Museo de la Garrotxa hosted Xavier Carbonell. A life closely linked to art, an anthological exhibition about his 50 years of dedication to art, which showed the long journey of one of the most international artists from Olot, with exhibitions from New York to Hong Kong, Venice, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Luxembourg, Vienna and Paris. His works are subject of study and explanation in more than a dozen books.
- Xavier Carbonell Serra (1942-2015)
- Title of artwork
- Paisaje arboleda
- Oil on cardboard
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- 1 kg