Tritoma Award of the 84th Autumn Salon
On December 4, 2018, the opening ceremony of the Leovigildo Cristóbal exhibition took place, Tritoma Prize of the 84th Autumn Salon, which can be visited until January 7, 2019, at the Sanchinarro Cultural Center (C / Princesa of Éboli, 29. 28050 Madrid, hours: L to V from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., S and D from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
The event was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo and the Managing Director of TRITOMA, José Luis Manzanares, as well as the Counselor of the Municipal Board of Hortaleza, representing the Madrid City Council.
Along with the President of the AEPE, were some members of the Board of Directors, such as Antonio Tellez, Paloma Casado, Ana Martinez and Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, who did not want to miss the act, and clothed the Peruvian painter, so linked to the centenary entity.
There was no shortage of friends, partners and a large number of people attracted by the colorful environment in which Leovigildo Cristóbal wraps some large works created expressly for this exhibition, which is the fulfillment of the Tritoma Award of the 84th Autumn Salon, which so rightly It was granted last year 2017.
José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the AEPE, has made the introduction of the catalog published for such reason that we reproduce below:
“Talking about Leovigildo Cristóbal is talking about Peru. Not only because that is his birthplace (Ticllos, province of Bolognesi, Department of Ancash), but because everything in it calls the artistic life of a great nation such as Quechua, which treasures great cultures such as the Nazca and large Inca treasures such as Machu Picchu. It is those colors and those lands that flood the production of cholo works, which are so characteristic and that represent the reflection of their landscapes and their artistic tradition, present in the Andes mountain range and in the virgin forest surrounding the lake Titicaca All his creations are characterized by the color of lighted tones and many contrasts, with the different nuances that disperse the seas, mountains and deserts of the Andean country. The snowy white of Huaytapallana, the blue of Lake Titicaca, the lush green of the Amazon jungle of Iquitos, the colonial yellow of Trujillo, the purple of the dawn of the Ucayali river, the intense red of the dishes of the earth, the orange of the sunsets of the Amazon, the golden desert of Paracas and the impressive rainbow of all its festivals and popular celebrations. This illustrious son of Ticllos, “ORGULLO DEL PERÚ”, shows his belonging to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors that I am honored to preside over. His continued presence in the Autumn Salon and other events of our organization, has shaped his idiosyncrasies and shapes his special vision of the Andean world that always provides us with large formats and selected themes in which the figure of women always stands out. In the last edition number 84 of the Salon de Otoño, Leovigildo Cristóbal Valverde was awarded the “Premio Tritoma” awarded by a consolidated company and expert in cultural management with more than 30 years of experience, which now presents a monographic exhibition of the Peruvian, in the one that we are going to enjoy that color and that chromatic sensitivity that to all his works prints who so deeply loves them “.