Mural "The colours of gratitude"

Presentation of the mural "The colours of gratitude"

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The colours of gratitude is the mural that documents the courage and spirit of self-improvement of Barcelona and wants to be a tribute to the work done by all the health personnel during the pandemic.

The artistic intervention, located in the main lobby of Guinardó / Hospital de Sant Pau station on line 4 of the metro, has been carried out by Philip Stanton, professor of the Design Degree and coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques of EINA, as a commission of the Fundació TMB and has been sponsored by Titanlux.

The mural, which colours a wall of about 60 square metres painted with traditional methods, has the participation of EINA's Design Degree students Laia Badenas Martí, Gerard Cortina Vila, Guillem García Romera, Claudia Gonzalez Rodiel, Marina Mas Puig, Pau Morató Sebastià, Aura Olivan Gurt, Javier Perez Criado and Monica Ruiz Revuelta.

The work, which represents various scenes of Barcelona interpreted in a dreamlike and idealistic way, was presented on 14 October in an event that included the participation of Rosa Alarcón, President of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB); Gerardo Lertxundi Albéniz, Managing Director, CEO, at TMB; Philip Stanton; representatives of Titanlux paintings and the students of EINA.

The colours of the gratitude send out a message of hope, joy and solidarity towards society in general. One of the highlights of the mural are the 8 interior vignettes dedicated to recognising the work carried out in the following public hospitals: Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Hospital de la Maternitat, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Hospital Plató, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Hospital de la Mar, Hospital Clínic and Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron.

In the words of Philip Stanton: "The whole project has been incredibly rewarding. It is an honour that hundreds of Barcelona residents shared their messages of support, encouragement and admiration in person or through social networks during and after the creative process. It has been a privilege to be able to create this tribute to all the health workers who demonstrate their enormous courage every day".