The distinction of Javier Sierra, in the Diario de Teruel

The cover of the Diario de Teruel of November 12, 2019, echoes the news of the recognition of the Turolense Javier Sierra as Honorary Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Inside, the news expands and we discover how everything related to the writer is reported in his hometown, the most prominent example of a “prophet in his land,” who recently also received the distinction of Teruel’s Favorite Son, which has a park near the neighborhood where he lived that now bears his name, and that houses the legacy of Javier Sierra in the Public Library of Teruel, which since September, was officially renamed the State Public Library in Teruel Javier Sierra.

As we can see, any news related to one of his most illustrious “children” interests and even more so when it comes to a distinction such as that of Honor Partner, going to swell the list of names among which kings appear, such as Alfonso XIII or the Queen María Cristina, to patrons like the Duke of Alba or the Marquis of Aledo, personalities from the world of culture as writers, composers, art critics and gallery owners such as José Francés or Antonio Cobos and artists such as Eugenio Hermoso, Benedito, Vázquez Díaz. ….

 

Julio López, the sculptor of the soul, passes away

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to express its deepest condolences for the sad loss of one of the greatest artists of Spain, their relatives and friends, especially their daughters and Marisa and Miguel Angel Codina, whom he joined a close friendship .
The sculptor Julio López Hernández, belonging to the group of “Realistas de Madrid”, died on May 8, 2018, in a clinic in Madrid, at the age of 88, where he was hospitalized for a month after suffering a stroke. ictus.
Julio López belonged to the group of great artists, along with Antonio López, and his own brother Francisco, who died in January of 2017, who in the 1950s took up an alternative to the realist tradition, with the so-called magical or transcendent realism, far removed of the more academic and avant-garde realism that Saura, Tápies and Millares cultivated at that time.


In fact, he defended realism as one of today’s artistic expressions: “Realism is as valid today as abstraction.
Julio López was part along with his wife, the painter Esperanza Parada, of the historical and generational group of painters and sculptors who lived and worked in Madrid since the 1950s, united as much by the link of their training and their work as by their personal and family relationships.
In addition to this marriage, the group was composed of Antonio López García, his wife, María Moreno, the sculptor Francisco López Hernández, Julio’s brother, his wife, the painter Isabel Quintanilla and Amalia Avia, married to the artist Lucio Muñoz. Although not all of them were born in Madrid, this city was the main place of residence and work.
Son and grandson of goldsmiths, was born in Madrid in 1930. He trained at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid, and at 19 he entered the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, where he became friends with other artists such as Antonio López García and Lucio Muñoz He obtained a scholarship from the French Lyceum and the Fine Arts Pension of the Juan March Foundation, which allowed him to expand his training in France and Italy.
In 1962 he married the painter Esperanza Parada (deceased in 2011), with whom he had two daughters, models of many of his works. Since 1970, he worked as a modeling professor at the School of Arts and Crafts. Throughout his life, he received numerous awards and distinctions, including the 1982 National Plastic Arts Award, the National Prize of Tomás Francisco Prieto Medal of the National Currency and Stamp Factory and the Medal of Honor of the Menéndez International University Pelayo In 1986, he entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.

From his first religious carvings, he evolves from expressionism to realism and his works are gaining daily life, with bronze as the most used material and a great relevance to textures. At the beginning of the 50s, he participated in the School of Coca Sculptors Project, where he met César Montaña and Eduardo Capa. Some of his great public works are the torso of Jorge Manrique, the monument to Federico García Lorca or the bust of Fernando de los Ríos.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1965, at the Galería Juana Mordó in Madrid, his work has been exhibited in important halls throughout the national territory, from the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in Granada to the Savings Bank of Asturias, the Monastery of San Francisco in Cáceres, the National Sculpture Museum of Valladolid, the Santillana Foundation or the Leandro Navarro Gallery in Madrid.
His works can be found at the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum in Madrid, the National Museum of the Currency, the Figueira de Foz Museum, the Helsinki Atheneum Museum, the Warsaw Sztuki Medalierskiej Muzeum, the British Museum, the Vatican Museum, the Juan March Foundation Collection , Hakone Open Air Museum (Japan), Prado Museum, Palais de l’Europe (Strasbourg) and Chase Manhattan Bank (New York), among others.
At 88, he continued to work tirelessly. Last year he opened two exhibitions in Madrid: he was one of the protagonists of the exhibition that the Thyssen Museum dedicated to realism in Madrid and exhibited alone at the Academy of Fine Arts. “My sculptures are reunited and dialogue with the drawings that originated them. I make very finished drawings, which are not sketches, and large ones. They are the essence of the creation of a sculptor ».
When he became a widower, he also began to write. He also published the book “Notes on the ground,” in which he commented on “the core of my creations.” Some of his best-known pieces, such as “El painter del Prado” or tributes to Lorca, appear in the streets and squares of Madrid, such as Santa Ana, the Spanish Theater or at the foot of the Prado Museum.

His relationship with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors began in 2013, when the newly appointed President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, invited him to participate in the Jury of the 80th Autumn Salon. Their friendship was already from afar, and that made it easier for them to participate in the project.
The council of sages that José Gabriel Astudillo met in May 2014, in an important work meeting attended by the painter from La Mancha Antonio López, the Madrid sculptor Julio López, the Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, José Mª Quasante and the Doctor in Drawing of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, Luis Mayo, laid the foundations of what would be the new Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, the result of the guidelines of the “current great masters of art”, which for a long time, they showed a very positive disposition to collaborate with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.


This attitude was soon reflected through their participation in the Jury of the Autumn Salons corresponding to the editions number 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84, as well as the 50, 51, 52 and 53 Reina Sofia Painting Prize and Sculpture.
On February 21, 2014, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors had the honor of presenting Julio López with the Medal of Honor of the AEPE, in recognition of his personalist realistic style and beyond the academic canons and the revitalization achieved of the classicist spirit.
The spontaneous homage, born from the hearts of all of us who form the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, not only wanted to remember the great sculptor in his artistic side, but he made special emphasis on the human values ​​that have always surrounded the person of Julio López.
José Gabriel Astudillo reflected it very accurately when he said that this renovator of sculpture has always been characterized by “the deep respect for the work and style of other artists and creators, for their kind and courteous treatment, for the deep love for their family , for the honesty reflected in his actions and words, … all this is nothing more than the tangible demonstration of the greatness of his soul, of the generosity of his heart and of the rectitude of his feelings “.
And above all these values, Astudillo highlighted that of companionship, “from which his own friends can give good faith and that together with their cordiality are the values ​​that most enrich their lives. For this reason, for this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is an honor to award this distinction to an excellent sculptor and an extraordinary person “.

 

 

In the same act, the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, made a personal profile of the honoree, in which he said that … “Julio López has always been an artist full of noble ideals. What I would like to highlight most about him is the undeniable fact that before being a sculptor, rather than an artist, he is a good person who is full of human values ​​… I would also like to transmit something that is not written in any biography, neither appears on the Internet, nor do we find in the books that speak about him: I refer to his profound humanity, to the human values ​​that have always characterized him … The values ​​that Julio López treasures are the qualities of his soul, principles that have always driven him to fight for life, for his work, for his style … His deep respect for the work and style of other artists and creators, his kind and courteous treatment, the deep love for his family, the recognition of the virtues of others, the responsibility that gives him credit and trust, his effort and commitment, the solidarity he has shown in becoming aware of the needs that this Association showed him, the honesty reflected in n his actions and words, … all this is no more than the tangible demonstration of the greatness of his soul, the generosity of his heart and the rectitude of his feelings …
With this motive, in February of 2014 the interview that the sculptor made Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez was also published, and the extract of an evening of shared dialogue in three bands with the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and that can be seen on the web, in the following links:

http://www.apintoresyescultores.es/entrevista-a-julio-lopez-hernandez/

y http://www.apintoresyescultores.es/a-tres-bandas-julio-lopez-astudillo-barreda/

Julio López continued to collaborate with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in other types of activities, such as his participation in the exhibition under the title of “Three centuries of sculpture: Codina Foundry”, curated by the AEPE, were held in Alcorcón, Getafe and Leganés in 2014.


Last Friday, May 4, we opened in Toledo the best sculpture exhibition of all that will be held in Spain in 2018. An exhibition that has just become the greatest tribute we could make to the artist, since Julio López is present in “EScultura” with four pieces, the cover image of the catalog being the penultimate sculpture he made, since the one that is the last one is in the Codina Foundry, where Julio worked with her.
This is the text that one of his daughters has sent us, “Dear all, my father died this morning calm and sedated. It had gotten much worse on Sunday. He has been fighting to the end and with the discretion and elegance that characterized him. We are sure that he is now holding a conversation with his great friends Lucio and Amalia, who is with his brother and above all that he has reunited with my mother whom he missed so very much. A hug to all and a thousand thanks for the love and admiration that you had “.
D.E.P.

(Español) Entrevista a Marisa Codina, Gerente de la Fundición Codina

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

Pedro Quesada, 53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

 

Queen Sofía presided over the decision of the Jury and delivered the

53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

SS.MM. the Kings Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía are the

Honorary Presidents of the centenary entity since 1964

Later he visited the exhibition and greeted the artists

 

Queen Sofia presided over Thursday March 8 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the ceremony in which the jury’s decision was announced and the 53rd Queen Sofia Painting Prize was awarded. Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The winning work has been a sculpture in resin and pigments of 135 x 60 x 45 cm, titled “Nude”, original of Pedro Quesada Sierra, a 39 year old from Madrid whose sculptures are characterized by the ingenuity of the expressions of innocence of the figures feminine.

  

The event was attended by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain and Portugal, Francisco Ruiz Antón and the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, as well as the members of the Jury, among other authorities and guests related to the world of culture.

We recall that the jury was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Policy and Affairs Manager Public of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of The Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Pintor, sculptor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guerra, Pintor, Javier Sierra, Journalist, writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot , Art critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

 

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together authentic geniuses in each of their fields of work, the great masters, the best contemporary artists in Spain for a event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 53rd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world and combine such quality in each and every one of the selected works “.

 

In addition to the winning work, the Jury has decided to name the following finalists:

Rodrigo Romero Pérez, with another sculpture of acrylic resin and iron entitled “The swimmer II”

Julián Maroto, with oil on canvas of 146 x 114 cms. titled “Adela”

Lin Calle Corral, with the acrylic of 195 x 146 cms. titled “Tides 03”

Leonor Solans, finalist also in the last edition, with the oil on linen of 162 x 195 cms. titled “Laura”

Agustín González, with oil on canvas of 162 x 114 cms. titled “Moncloa from the Lighthouse”

At the 53rd QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD, more than 300 works by artists from all over Spain have been presented, and the Jury has made a selection of the 78 best works (49 paintings and 29 sculptures) corresponding to 75 different artists.

The artists selected for the exhibition have been: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Feliz. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elías Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Calle Corral. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena España Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Juez Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque. Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesús de Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Cordero & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero. Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández.

 

At the end of the event, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, declared the 53rd edition of the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture.

 

PEDRO QUESADA SIERRA

53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

 

Pedro Quesada Sierra is a 39-year-old Madrid sculptor whose works are “endowed with a soul. It is not just a job well done, since in it there is passion, harmony, balance, silence. Silences that provoke dialogue, pleasure for aesthetic beauty that augurs the artist a long journey.

Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a solid classical training in drawing and sculpture, he has participated in about fifty collective exhibitions and has made about ten solo exhibitions, among which those made by his teacher stand out. the painter and sculptor Antonio López or the one that under the title of Realism, took place in the Ansorena Gallery last year.

He has participated in the realization of different sculptures, such as the Plaza del Olivo in Madrid, the poet Washington Irving in the Alhambra in Granada, the Woman of Coslada, and many others spread across different locations in the national geography.

Grant of the Antonio Gala Foundation of Cordoba, the Terracotta Workshop of Francisco López, of the Medal Workshop of Julio López, has won several awards and recognitions such as the First Prize of the Competition for young sculptors of the EMV of Madrid City Council, First Prize of the Jacinto Higueras sculpture Biennial, Figurative Award 2017 of the MEAM of Barcelona and the First Prize of the Plastic Arts Contest of Melilla.

 

FAILURE OF THE JURY OF
53 REINA SOFÍA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

 

PRESIDED BY S.M. THE QUEEN DOÑA SOFIA,
PRESIDENT OF HONOR OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS

 

Queen Sofia will preside next Thursday March 8 the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize

organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and that has the collaboration of Google

 

The kings Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía are the
Honorary Presidents of the centenary entity since 1964

 

Later he will visit the exhibition that brings together the 78 works

(49 paintings and 29 sculptures) selected for the occasion

YE. Queen Sófía will preside on Thursday March 8 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the event in which the jury’s decision will be announced and the 53rd Reina Prize will be delivered Sofia of Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.
The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Public Policy and Affairs of Google Spain and Portugal, Francisco Ruiz Antón, as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities.
The 53rd QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD has turned out to be an excellent proposal of the best Spanish artists, some already outstanding, others new, which has had the support of the specialized Jury assembled for this important prize, formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Manager of Policies and Public Affairs of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura , Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Painter, sculptor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guer ra, Painter, Javier Sierra, Journalist, Writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art Critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.


The 53 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros to a single work, becoming the second best endowed prize in Spain. Google is the entity that has collaborated to make possible that this award, which until only four years ago was reserved only for members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, becomes an open call to all of Spain.
The 75 artists selected for the exhibition were: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Happy. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elijah Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Corral Street. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena Spain Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Juez Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesus of Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Lamb & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández.

Of all of them, next March 8 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.
As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together such distinguished personalities for an event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 53rd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world. ”

Date: From March 2 to 18, 2018
Place: Casa de Vacas
Retiro Park in Madrid
Jury’s decision: March 8, 2018. 19 h.

The AEPE in the Agenda of the Royal House

Since last Friday, March 2, 2018, the Royal House has published the Agenda for the week of March 5 to 11, 2018, reflecting the activity of S.M. Queen Sofia, which highlights the act that will preside next March 8, when the decision of the Jury is made and delivery of the 53 Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in collaboration with Google.
Here we leave the images.

Failure of the Jury of 53 Reina Sofía Award of Painting and Sculpture

 

PRESIDED BY S.M. THE QUEEN DOÑA SOFIA,

PRESIDENT OF HONOR OF THE

SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS

.

Queen Sofia will preside next Thursday, March 8, the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and with the collaboration of Google

.

The kings Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía are the

Honorary Presidents of the centenary entity since 1964

.

Later he will visit the exhibition that brings together

the 78 works (49 paintings and 29 sculptures) selected for the occasion

 

Queen Sófía will preside on Thursday March 8 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the event in which the jury’s decision will be announced and the 53rd Reina Prize will be delivered Sofia of Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Public Policy and Affairs of Google Spain and Portugal, Francisco Ruiz Antón, as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities.

The 53rd QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD has turned out to be an excellent proposal of the best Spanish artists, some already outstanding, others new, which has had the support of the specialized Jury assembled for this important prize, formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Manager of Policies and Public Affairs of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura , Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Painter, sculptor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guer ra, Painter, Javier Sierra, Journalist, Writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art Critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

The 53 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros to a single work, becoming the second best endowed prize in Spain. Google is the entity that has collaborated to make possible that this award, which until only four years ago was reserved only for members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, becomes an open call to all of Spain.

The 75 artists selected for the exhibition were: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Happy. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elijah Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Corral Street. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena Spain Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Judge Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesus of Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Lamb & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández

From among them, next March 8 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together such distinguished personalities for an event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 53rd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world. ”

 

Date: From March 2 to 18, 2018

Place: Casa de Vacas

Retiro Park in Madrid

Jury’s decision: March 8, 2018. 19 h.

Success of the inauguration of the exhibition of the 53 Reina Sofía award

SUCCESS OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION OF THE

53 REINA SOFÍA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

.

Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, has the collaboration of Google

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The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors inaugurated on Friday, March 2, the exhibition of the works selected in the 53rd REINA SOFIA OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE PRIZE organized by this centenary entity, with the collaboration of Google.

The exhibition of the selected works at the 53rd Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture turned out to be a tremendous success, recognized by the numerous visitors who attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which according to the present critics is a magnificent exhibition that has doubled prestige and quality, and that reflects the authentic diversity and current contemporary art of our country.

At the opening ceremony, chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, who was accompanied by Juan de la Cruz Pallarés, Vice President, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez and the rest of the Board members Directive, also attended by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, Álvaro Ballarín, as well as some of the members of the jury such as Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria and Javier Rubio Nomblot.

The exhibition, which will remain open until next March 18 at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro, consists of a total of 78 works (49 paintings and 29 sculptures) among which is the work awarded in this edition as well as the finalists, and whose winner will not be announced until next March 8, in an act chaired by SM Reina Doña Sofía.

The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, from left to right: Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Fernando de Marta, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, Álvaro Ballarín, José Gabriel Astudillo, President, Juan de la Cruz Pallarés, Vice President, Juan Manuel López Reina, Ana Martínez and Itiziar Zabalza

The 53 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros to a single work, becoming the second best endowed prize in Spain. Google is the entity that has collaborated to make possible a prize that has had a participation that has exceeded 250 submitted works.

The 75 artists selected for the exhibition have been: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Feliz. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elías Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Calle Corral. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena España Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Juez Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque. Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesús de Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Cordero & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero. Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández.

Of all of them, next March 8 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.

The exhibition is an excellent proposal of the best Spanish artists, some already outstanding, others new, which after having closed its doors and ARCO, comes to make another proposal closer to the amateur public and has had the support of a jury that has gathered to the great “geniuses” and “masters of art” today, and has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Manager of Policies and Public Affairs of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Painter, escu ltor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guerra, Painter, Javier Sierra, Journalist, writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art Critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Critics of art.

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together such distinguished personalities for an event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 52nd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world. ”

Date: From March 2 to 18, 2018

Place: Casa de Vacas

Retiro Park in Madrid

Jury’s decision: March 8, 2018. 19 h.

 

 

On Friday the 53rd Queen Sophia Prize for Painting and Sculpture opens

53 REINA SOFÍA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

YE. Queen Sofia will preside next Thursday March 8 the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and that has the collaboration of Google

Later he will visit the exhibition that brings together
the 78 works (49 paintings and 29 sculptures) selected for the occasion

The event will be chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the members of the Board of Directors as well as different personalities from the world of culture and other authorities.


The 53rd QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD has turned out to be an excellent proposal of the best Spanish artists, some already outstanding, others new, which has had the support of the specialized Jury assembled for this important prize, formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Manager of Policies and Public Affairs of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura , Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Painter, sculptor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guer ra, Painter, Javier Sierra, Journalist, Writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art Critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.


The 53 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros to a single work, becoming the second best endowed prize in Spain. Google is the entity that has collaborated to make possible that this award, which until only four years ago was reserved only for members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, becomes an open call to all of Spain.
The 75 artists selected for the exhibition were: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Happy. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elijah Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Corral Street. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena Spain Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Juez Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesus of Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Lamb & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández.

Of all of them, next March 8 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.
As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together such distinguished personalities for an event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 53rd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world. ”

Date: From March 2 to 18, 2018
Place: Casa de Vacas
Retiro Park in Madrid
Jury’s decision: March 8, 2018. 19 h.

Exhibition of works of the Ice International Landscape AEPE

Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, it includes the works that students carried out in May, when Madrid became the world capital of landscape art

Last May the 1st International Landscape Class was held, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, which was centered around Madrid’s Retiro Park.

As a result of all the learning of the more than 100 students with which this first edition counted, it will be inaugurated next September 5th at the Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro, an exhibition that shows the works that took place there and in Which can already be appreciated the mastery of the perspective, the handling of the brushes, and the total assimilation of the concepts exposed by the eleven teachers of the Classroom.

Alberto Martín Giraldo, Coque Bayón de la Fuente, Jose Luis Ceña Ruiz, Charles Villeneuve, Irene Cuadrado, Ramón Córdoba, Sonia Casero, Antonio López, Jean-Baptiste Sècheret, Javier Rubio Nomblot and Alessandro Taiana were responsible for carrying out five courses Week-long workshops, which were complemented by lectures during the month of May on the pictorial technique of “plein-air”, or what is the same, to paint outdoors.

The approach of the I International Landscape Class was born with the idea of ​​approaching painting outdoors in one of the most placid months can do this task.

Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the I International Landscape Class proposed as a unique theme the nature that surrounds the Retiro Park, and the best of the works done by the students, now hang from the Casa de Vacas in an exhibition Unique in that the protagonists have lived the experience of perfecting the technique and the orientation in the personal path of each student; But also the vital and professional enrichment through the exercise of painting understood as Art.

It was the teachers who, after analyzing the works carried out in each course, who have selected the most interesting notes to be part of the exhibition of the works carried out in the First International Landscape Class which, despite opening its doors from 29 August to 26 of September in the House of Cows of the Park of the Retirement, will officially open on Tuesday, September 5 at 7 pm.

As José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors comments, the exhibition of works of the I International Landscape Class “is a proposal of quality, unique in its kind and attractive in itself, that fills a great A vacuum that exists in this discipline of the landscape, and encompasses all lovers of outdoor painting in a high level sample, without comparison with any existing in Spain, which motivated us to offer this great opportunity to the students, who has Result to be a success for what “exclusive” has. We would like this kind of activities to become a must in the world of art, making Madrid the world center where we can apply an artistic landscape tradition, as other countries do and with a category Undoubted and exceptional “.

Participating artists: Socorro Arroyo, Mª José Ayala Bengoa, Mercedes Ballesteros, Carmen Bárcena, Paula Borell Soldevilla, Lucía Colinas, Antonia Contra, Paz Cosmen, Alicia Crespo, Alicia Da Col, Myriam de Soto, Mª Ángeles Elías Serra, José Fernández Reyes, Juan Galán, Mª Mar García de la Santa, Charo García García-Saavedra, Cristina Gil, Nuria Gordillo Pedroviejo, Silvia Hernández, Inocencia Isabel, Carlos Losa, Miguel Madrigal, Mª R. Maluenda, Tomy Marín, Homeira Mazinani, Gema Molero, Teresa Muñoz, Feliciana Ortega Heras, Mª José Pastor, Rosanna Pertosa, Mavi Recio, José Redondo, Mª José Rodríguez Escolar, Manolo Romero, Yolanda Ruiz Esmeralda, Mari Carmen Sancho Lamana, Pilar Silva Mora, Juan Soto, Silvia Velásquez Lacayo y Nerza Villegas.

Catálogo Exposición obras del I Aula Internacional de Paisaje de la AEPE