Guillermo Gil Pons (Establiments, 1936)
Gil Pons was born in Mallorca in 1936. His first exhibition took place in 1965, and since then he has exhibited in numerous places such as Palma, Barcelona or Valencia, as well as in important German galleries.
His style is characterized by a classic post-impressionism, linked to the theme of Mallorcan costumbrismo, as we see in its markets or in the representations of the interior of the towns, as well as landscapes of the Sierra de Tramuntana. It is worth noting his perfect mastery of the technique, which allows him to make wonderful transparencies in order to reproduce the colors of the water of the Mallorcan coast. His lively and saturated palette continues to create wonderful works that reflect the essence of the island in large canvases.
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Guillermo Gil, 38 x 46, oil on canvas. This 1985 work approaches the most post-impressionist stage of Guillermo Gil. The brushstroke is quick and vivid, with a clear predominance of green pastel colors to recreate the vegetation that surrounds the Son Anglada estate, with the house in the center of the composition.
Guillermo Gil, 38 x 46, oil on canvas. Representation of a village of the Serra de Tramuntana, from bright and saturated colors that remind us of Fauvist tones. The brushstroke, with excess material, is quick to represent plants, while it is more thoughtful when it comes to houses and architectural details.
Guillermo Gil, 73 x 92 cm, oil on canvas. Work of the last decades, in which he experiments with a more academic vision of the Mallorcan landscape. There is a clear predominance of blue, mixed with greens and turquoises to solve the water, and with purples to give an effect of depth from the mountains in the background. All these cold nuances contrast with the orange and ocher tones that form the rocks in the first instance, and letting in the branches of a tree within the composition.