The diorama nativity scene by Llorenç Guich is on display in the Library

Diorama Llorenç Guich

From yesterday until the day of the Three Kings, the diorama nativity scene by Llorenç Guich can be visited in the Library. The man from Martorell has been doing this craft activity for 15 years, which is already a Christmas tradition in our country. Mayor Xavier Fonollosa and the Councilors for Culture and Sports, Andreu González and Gerard Mimó, visited the nativity scene yesterday, which can be seen from the street, without having to enter the facility.

The diorama shows the birth and adoration of the Kings “sheltered in the cellar of a house of the time,” says Guich. “The figures and scenery are made of porexpan”, a material he discovered with the artists of La Tramoia, with whom he shared a workshop. It has allowed him to perfect his technique and make lighter cribs.

“I cover the porexpan with foil and stucco, which, once dried, allows all the details to be drawn on it.” The balconies, also made of plywood and plaster, have painted and glued matches that simulate the railings “, he explains.

Llorenç Guich, pessebrista

His passion for nativity scenes dates back to his childhood, when his grandfather and father baked the traditional nativity scene, with moss and cork, in the Horta district of Barcelona. At the age of 10, already moved to Martorell, his teacher was the artist Jaume Amat at the Balmes School, who, seeing his trace, proposed to him to make plaster nativity scenes, he explains.

Llorenç Guich, pessebrista

The Frente de Juventudes organized a nativity scene contest during the Franco era. A jury went from house to house scoring the cribs and Guich was the winner on several occasions.

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