Images courtesy of CRDI - Ayuntamiento de Girona



Female Bust (París 1933) 28 x 23 cm



Antoni Varés in a sketch of Joan de Palau



Antoni Varés in 1937 back to Girona



Two drawings of the Parisian stage. Left: Grazia del Rio, Paris, 1934. Right: Drawing by Leon Marcel, with dedication



Images of the Parisian stage. Photo and portrait of Parisian showgirls, with dedication


Bibliography:

  • "Antoni Varés, cartellista: els anys de París". Lluís Bonavia. Revista de Girona nº 167, noviembre-diciembre 1994.

  • "Catàleg de l'obra fílmica d'Antoni Varés: Arxiu d'Imatges de l'Ajuntament de Girona". Joan Boadas y Albina Varés. 2es Jornades Imatge I Recerca: Antoni Varés. Girona, 1992.

  • "Antoni Varés. Un home i el seu temps". Albina Varés. Crónica (publicación del Archivo de Llagostera), núm. 13, 1995.

  • Catálogo "Antoni Varés. Del cartell al cinema 1928-1966". Textos de Pilar Vélez, Àngel Quintana y Jordi Soler, con introducción de Joaquim Nadal i Farreras. Museo de Historia de la Ciudad. Ayuntamiento de Girona.
  • THE ARTIST

    Antoni Vares i Martinell, filmmaker, poster designer and graphic artist, born in Llagostera in 1909 and settled in Girona in 1920 where he began studying at the School of Fine Arts. In 1927 he traveled to Paris, where he studied graphic arts techniques Industrial Graphique Française. In 1931, back to Girona for military service exposes Paris cartoon characters.

    In 1932, returning to Paris, met Fujita, Légger, Rossignol, Vilà de Llagostera and Beltran Masses, among others, establishing contacts with the world of film and theater and intervenes, as an extra in some films of René Clair as À nous la liberté the same year, and 14 juillet the following year. During this period made posters for the Opera Comique , Molin Rouge and Théâtre de la Gaite at Montparnasse, and portraits of artists and posters Grazia del Rio, Brigitte Helm, and Simone Simon.

    On the death of his father in 1935, settled permanently in Girona, where he works for publications and posters, combining this activity with the film, its great hobby.

    During the Civil War, in 1937, at Xativa, where he was assigned, works as a poster artist and stage designer in a military theater company, and builds on the permits to film documentaries. After the war, in 1940 his work alternating commercial artist with exhibitions of aquatints, watercolors and oils. One year later, is actively involved in cultural and sporting life of Girona, where he made posters for the GEiEG, for orchestras and film coblas and makes reports. On 5 August 1945 he marries Lluïsa Batlle Molar.

    With residence in the calle de Albereda and study in the street of San Cristobal, in 1951 made the film Death of the day, written and assistance to the direction of Josep Tarrés, which won the silver medal at the XIV National Film Competition Amateur and the award for best photography at the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya, among other distinctions. The same year he started shooting Children based on the story by Joseph M. Folch i Torres, who also won several awards, including the XVII National Film Contest Amateur.

    During the years 1952 and 1953 made several exhibitions of paintings and watercolors, and in 1954 with the collaboration of Lluís Buenaventura films Construcción de un claustro. In 1958 he made his first film in color, Roc, a poetic fantasy script of Vares and helped in the direction of Carles Vivo, film which won the title Paillard, the silver cup and medal copper at best poetic film in the XXI National Film Contest Amateur, copper medal in the Amateur II Film Festival of Barcelona, in 1961, and the TVE Award for best film in 1967 free theme.

    Between 1959 and 1960 was responsible for the scenery in the Municipal Theater of Girona, at which time also made playbills of Ballet Festival of Girona Lyceum Academy. In 1960 he filmed at the studio of sculptor Paco Torres Monsó a documentary about the artist.

    In the following year established and organized "The film gatherings on Fridays" in the local of AFYC (Photo and Film Association Girona). In 1963 participates in the V Meeting of Prada with the film L'home del sac , specially invited by the organizing committee, film which also served as interpreter Carles Vivo.

    In 1964 he began filming The creation of the world through a XI century tapestry of the Cathedral of Girona, film with a screenplay by Vares and Lluís Bonavia, left unfinished for lack of editing and sound. The following year he worked intensely on a screenplay based on the novel Josafat, by Prudenci Bertrana, who had headed Joanot . In April 2006 Gloria Granell published Bertrana i Vares. La Girona de Josafat, which retrieves the unpublished screenplay and preparatory drawings and photographs of the shooting. On March 2, 1966 Antoni Vares died in Girona.

    FILMOGRAPHY

    Films of Antoni Varés i Martinell

    1930
    El rapte de Maria Rosa - 9,5mm 4'
    1935
    Noticiario GEiEG num. 1- 9,5mm 4'
    1935
    Cursa ciclista - 9,5mm 9'55"
    1936
    Noticiario GEiEG num. 2 - 9,5mm 9'
    1936
    Banyoles - 9,5mm 3'50"
    1936
    Contrallums - 9,5mm 3'33"
    1937
    Matí de desembre - 9,5mm 19'
    1937
    Fent "l'hindiu" - 9,5mm 5'
    1939
    Acte de desagravi - 9,5mm 3'
    1939
    Primera travessia del port de Sant Feliu - 9,5mm 5'20"
    1939
    Combregar general dels malalts - 9,5mm 2'15"
    1940
    Llaurar amb dos bous - 9,5mm 1'30"
    1940
    Contrallums II - 9,5mm 4'32"
    1940
    Concert a l'Hospital - 9,5mm 3'
    1940
    Tragedia del agua (18/10/40) - 9,5mm 6'
    1940
    Desfilada militar a Girona i Figueres - 9,5mm 10'
    1940
    Documental servicio militar - 16mm 6'
    1941
    Salakophades - 9,5mm 30'
    1941
    Manaies - 9,5mm 3'
    1942
    Església de Santa Maria de Porqueres - 9,5mm 5'
    1943
    X Aplec de Sant Martí Sacalm (20/05/43) - 16mm, 11'
    1945
    Segon descens del riu Ter - 16mm 4'
    1946-53
    Família Varés - 9,5mm 10'4"
    1948
    Vuelta al ayer - 16mm 31'35"
    1949
    Concurs hípic - 9,5mm 5'50"
    1949
    Colera - 9,5mm 2'30"
    1950
    Sociedad de cazadores (conejos) - 16mm 3'40"
    1950
    Sociedad de cazadores (perdices) - 16mm 2'30"
    1950
    Cales - 16mm 4'
    1950
    Anuncis publicitaris - 9,5mm 12'
    1950
    Festa familiar (bateig) - 9,5mm 5'
    1950
    Campament Frente de Juventudes - 16mm 1'
    1950
    Campament O.J.E. - 16mm 1'30"
    1950
    Mario Cabré - 9,5mm 4'30"
    1950
    Excursió "Els Àngels" - 9,5mm 7'30"
    1950
    Montserrat - 9,5mm 4'50"
    1950
    Panoràmiques de Girona - 9,5mm 3'25"
    1950
    Vistes de Girona - 16mm 1'50"
    1950
    Ambient familiar - 16mm 4'
    1950
    El castillo maldito - 9,5mm 15'30"
    1951
    Llegada y estancia de la Virgen Blanca en Gerona - 9,5mm 20'10"
    1951
    Virgen peregrina del Rosario de Fátima en Salt - 9,5mm 4'35"
    1951
    La muerte del día - 9,5mm 15'20"
    1951
    Excursió a un cim - 9,5mm 6'30"
    1951
    Quince minutos en París - 9,5mm 7'
    1951-53
    Niños - 16mm 22'30"
    1955
    Broncoscopia - 16mm 4'
    1955
    XIV Festa del Pedal - 16mm 6'
    1955
    Fornells. Fiesta de San Vidal (28/4/1955) - 16mm 4'25"
    1958
    Roc - 16mm 3'50"
    1960
    L'Home del Sac - 16mm 12'
    1960
    Mantenga limpia la ciudad - 16mm 2'30"
    1960
    Plans de Girona - 16mm 1'40"
    1961
    Escultures de Francesc Torres Monsó - 16mm 7'10"
    1963
    Inundación 1963 - 16mm 6'
    1963
    El despertador - 16mm 3'30"
    1965
    Ballet (desfile de modelos) - 16mm 6'30"
    1965
    La bombilla - 16mm 4'30"
    1965
    La creación del mundo a través de un tapiz del siglo XI de la Catedral de Girona - 16mm 40'


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