Inauguration of the exhibition of illustrations by Joan Mundet
from books by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
presentation by Angelo Bertani
with the participation of Joan Mundet and Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The illustrations and cartoons by Joan Mundet bring to life visually to the adventures of Captain Alatriste, the protagonist of the Picaresque saga created by Arturo Pérez-Reverte´s imagination, and are highly effective in rendering the contradictory spirit of the Spanish Golden Age, known for its grandeur and at the same time cynicism. In reality, the character of our times also inevitably ends up being poured into Mundet´s black and white plates.


Joan Mundet
Cartoonist, painter and illustrator, Joan Mundet was born in Castellar del Vallès in Spain in 1956. After completing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, he began his professional career as a commissioned cartoonist, working for several agencies in various European countries. In 1982 he took part in the successful programme Rock, Cómic y otros Rollos on Radio 3 RNE. From 1986 onwards he devoted himself to illustrating books, from 1992 alternating illustration with painting and ceramics. His first graphic novel, Gari Folch, came out in 2008 followed by Best seller (2014) and Looking for Nobody (2017). He has numerous books to his credit, including ones based on the Captain Alatriste novels, in collaboration with Arturo Pérez-Reverte, and the Capablanca series, which made him popular amongst the general public and became bestsellers in their own right. He illustrated Robin Wood´s screenplays for the character Dago, which were also successfully featured in Italy. He regularly publishes for “Rambla” magazine and collaborates with the journal “Cavall Fort”
He has received numerous prizes and awards for his work, including the Ciudad de Guadalajara Prize and the Premio Nacional de Cómic de Cataluña prize.


Angelo Bertani
An art critic and art historian, Angelo Bertani was artistic director of the annual Hic et Nunc contemporary art exhibition from 1992 to 2005.
Between 2008 and 2015 he curated a number of exhibitions focused on the sculptor and designer Harry Bertoia and in 2016 the exhibition Elettrodomesticità. Design e innovazione nel Nord-Est da Zanussi a Electrolux. He has collaborated with the Pordenone Cultural Initiatives Centre for many years and since 2006 has been in charge of visual arts initiatives organized by the Colonos Cultural Association. For Dedica Festival he has curated a number of photography exhibitions: Akintunde Akinleye. Wole Soyinka and the rest of us (2012); Atiq Rahimi. L’immagine del ritorno (2018); Inti Ocon. ¡Yo estoy con vos, mi Nicaragua! (2019); Elio Ciol. Libya Infelix. Antiche rovine su cui costruire una nuova storia (2020); Ulderica Da Pozzo. Luci a Nordest; Paolo Rumiz. Gerundio inverso (2021); Mathias Énard and Pierre Marquès. Tutto sarà dimenticato (2022), Mara Fella. Amuri di petra. Lampedusa, l’isola che c’è (2023).
He is a member of the Accademia San Marco in Pordenone.

Sunday 17 March, 10:30

Villa Galvani

Pordenone - Viale Dante, 33

Free admission


The exhibition will remain open until 14 April at the following times:
– Tuesday to Friday 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
– Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
(open Monday 18 March 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm and Monday 1st April 10.00 am – 7.00 pm)



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