The renowned Catalan painter Montserrat Gudiol Corominas was born in 1933 in Barcelona, daughter of the art historian Josep Gudiol Ricart, she taught herself and arrived at her artistic language through her preoccupation with Catalan Gothic art combined with Surreal elements and influenced by Picasso's blue and pink periods. Gudiol uses an ancient painting technique: she applies colors in fine layers onto wooden panels grounded in plaster.
In 1950, she studied restoration of old paintings and focuses specifically on painting on wood and paper. It sets out in Spain but also in South Africa, the United States, Russia and Canada. In 1981 she became the first woman admitted to the Real Academia Catalana of Fine Arts of San Jordi. In 1998 she received the Cross of St. George.
Formed with his father, one of the most eminent teachers in the study of Catalan Art and grow within a family where art and music were a vital, necessary and everyday, Montserrat Gudiol has struggled since its inception to find a personal pictorial language and most sincere person who voluntarily avoids any style or fad.
He knows that in matters of art, like everything, there is no middle. What matters above all, it's only beauty . And from this point of view, it is not safe to proclaim that the art of Montserrat Gudiol is timeless and beautiful, because it is true and sincere. Because only wants to express the feelings of the artist and because he expressed that he has gained expertise with an intense fight, with great effort, with a relentless tenacity.
The paintings and drawings Montserrat Gudiol impeccable reveal also the strong personality of a woman, her ability to work and struggle, her infinite tenderness of a mother, but also the extreme problems of human beings. Because, at the bottom of his creations are always a silence deep, mysterious and unsettling time, an emotional affection and also a certain anxiety, an unspeakable peace and a very human anguish. For this reason, the dialogue of his creations enriches us and makes us love so much and feel that so and so affectionate.