Aguilar Soria, winner of the poster announcing the 87 Autumn Salon of the AEPE

On June 23, 2020, the deliberation of the selection jury for the announcing poster took place, which will be the 87th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, which will be held from October 29 to November 29, 2020 at the Casa of Cows of the Retiro Park of Madrid.

The jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as Secretary of the same Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, and counting on the Members Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice-president of the AEPE, Antonio Téllez, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

As José Gabriel Astudillo explains, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is very special to have an identifying image of the Autumn Salon, and that it be a work of the members of our institution, who thus regain prominence in the Autumn Salon ”.

The winning work is from the Honorary Partner of our institution, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, whom we congratulate from these lines, entitled “Self-portrait in Autumn”.

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Alejandro Aguilar Soria (Madrid, 1962), graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, also studying Interior Architecture and Public Relations and Advertising.

From her earliest childhood she lived with artists and intellectuals of the first order who populated her house and visited her grandfather, Francisco Soria Aedo and her mother, Fernanda Soria, recognized and unjustly forgotten artists, from whom she learned the cleanliness of the line, drawing and the coloristic technique that gives so much strength to his works. His experience in these years will deeply mark his later, classic and avant-garde artistic practice.

A teacher at various art schools, a study assistant to other great masters, he reacted to the conceptual trends typical of the 1980s and began his personal artistic career in a painting completely identifiable with his curious and dreamy personality. Currently, and after a stage as a gallery owner in which success distanced him from his true passion, he directs his own painting studio, Estudio Larso, and has more than thirty years of teaching that have earned him the recognition of artists and teachers.

Multidisciplinary artist, his work covers a wide spectrum of expressive forms: photography, installation, drawing, visual poetry, printmaking, but it is painting that occupies most of his production.

The thematic axis that unifies the work of Aguilar Soria, are the symbols, signs and pictograms and their interrelation with their own and imagined environments.

In his oils and acrylics, his characters, generally anonymous men and women, are often seen with trivial, mute and also mysterious postures and appearances, with elements as capricious as the prolongation of their limbs in unusual objects that become the keys hidden that suggest the relationship of these figures with each other and with the viewer.

Among his references: the night, the city, the history of art, cinema, photography, society, religion, culture, death, sex, animals, iconic and legendary images, etc. Any aspect that influences the formation of contemporary being has a place in its repertoire of ideas and reflections.

However, there is a common denominator in his work, in his thought and in his work: the idealized modern man. Aguilar Soria raises the idea of ​​the multiple man, the communicator, the one who sees everything and manages everything, the close and passionate, the one who minimizes himself with nature and the urban landscape, with galaxies and the elements.

He has held important individual exhibitions, among which “Iconographic Maps” stand out, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla-La Mancha (Hellín. Albacete, 2009), “Icônes”, at the D´Art du Rhône Gallery (Genève. Suisse, 2005), “Games”, in Banking Credit Suisse (Madrid, 2001), “Exp. Multimedia ”, at the C.M. (Madrid, 2000), ”Fractals”, at the Elvira Carreras Gallery (Madrid, 1998), “Pictograms”, at the Laberinto Gallery (Granada, 1995), “Encounters”, at the Arsenal Museum (San Juan de Puerto Rico , 1984) … the last one took place in the Madrid Casa de Vacas del Parque del Buen Retiro in 2018, which won him excellent press and public reviews.

A large number of private collections and important cultural institutions have works by this artist, with many works that he has exhibited in places as exceptional as the Museo de Las Escuelas de Luzón, ITIMUSEUM in Argentina, the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires, the Museum Manege of Modern Art of Saint Petersburg, Sharjah Art Museum of United Arab Emirates, the National Library of Madrid, the Enzo Marini Foundation of Bologna, the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid, the Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, etc.

Member of the XIII Salon, “Eduardo Chicharro” Painting Prize of the LXXIX Madrid Autumn Salon and the First Prize of the XXIV Animalistic Art Exhibition of the San Antón Academy of Art and Letters, has to his credit other distinctions such as the Diogenes Taborda Grand Prize from the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires and the Painting Prize from the Eureka Hall in Madrid.

All information is available on the AEPE website, tab “Contests and prizes”, sub-tab “Autumn Salon” 2020.

 

an impeccable organization

In the delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

There are many congratulatory messages that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are receiving these days concerning the impeccable organization of the act of the jury’s decision and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD.

The artists arrived from all corners of the national geography, felt at all times centers of attention of an act focused on them, in whom they had passed the difficult test of reaching the final selection of their works and being present at the exhibition of the works selected in the contest.

A gala held at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park whose only condition was the limited capacity of its auditorium. This was the main reason that only those selected had access, waiting while the companions in the adjoining Exhibition Hall.

Once the prize has been awarded, from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, began the visit to the exhibition that lasted until past nine o’clock at night.

YE. Queen Doña Sofía stopped with each and every one of the artists present at the event, chatted with them, asked them what most caught their attention of each work, including anecdotes, memories and recognitions to whom she has been fighting for the world so much of art and culture.

Not surprisingly, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been working on this event for a year, which shone among all the events scheduled in the capital in a month also focused on art thanks to the countless Fairs that have populated the spaces of Madrid.

An act well prepared by the AEPE, which its President, José Gabriel Astudillo López, wanted to highlight in his speech when he thanked the work of its Board of Directors in full:

Vice President: Mr. Juan Manuel López Reina Coso

Secretary: Ms. Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Member: Ms. Alicia Sánchez Carmona

Member: Mr. Antonio Téllez de Peralta

Member: Mrs. Paloma Casado López

Member: Mrs. Carmen Bonilla Carrasco

Librarian: D. Fernando de Marta

Treasurer: Ms. Ana Martínez Córdoba

Adviser to the President: Ms. Itziar Zabalza Murillo

For them he had affectionate words in which he recognized his work. And for the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, whom she distinguished for her foresight and tireless work and thanked her unstoppable effort.

From the guests invited to the event, important for the centennial entity for what represents their support and encouragement in the daily work of the AEPE, the Jury, to the selected artists, who felt really protagonists in moments in which art and art culture seems to be unimportant, everything was planned to the smallest detail, which the Perpetual Secretary did not overlook.

But despite everything, it is the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the President of the same and the Board of Directors in front, with all their partners and friends, who sincerely appreciate the success of this 55th edition of the REINA SOFIA DE AWARD PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

To all, thank you very much

 

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(Español) S.M. la Reina Doña Sofía presidió el fallo del Jurado del 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

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On Friday, March 6, the exhibition of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is inaugurated

OPENING ACT OF THE EXHIBITION OF SELECTED AND AWARDED WORKS OF THE

55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

Invitation open to the public

 

On March 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. The opening ceremony of the exhibition of selected and awarded works of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD will take place at the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid.

One day after S.M. Queen Doña Sofía presents the prize that bears her name, the official opening ceremony will be held and will be open to the public and can be visited until March 22.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the other members of the Board Directive, as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities

The exhibition brings together a total of 72 works (30 sculptures and 42 paintings) by 69 different authors mainly from Spain, but also includes those selected in countries such as China, Italy, Colombia, …

55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD:
Inauguration: Friday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: March 6-22, 2020
Cows House of Retiro Park
Paseo de Colombia, s / n
28009 Madrid
Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Metro: Retreat (line 2)
Bus: 2, 20, 28
BICIMAD: Station 102 (Calle Alcalá, 95), Station 60 (Plaza Independencia, 6)

Collection of the new AEPE membership card

Coinciding with the acts that have been carried out periodically in the headquarters of the AEPE, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors handed over their membership cards to new members who become part of this great family that we are the ones who are part of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Before a large audience composed of partners and friends and under the watchful eye of the Board of Directors, José Gabriel Astudillo López presented the card that accredits them as members of the centenary institution Jesús Sánchez García, Ana Isabel Bermúdez Gómez, Regina Pérez Alonso, Gerardo Rodríguez Granda y Juan Antonio Marban Muñoz.

De izquierda a derecha:  Juan Manuel López-Reina, Jesús Sánchez García, Ana Isabel Bermúdez Gómez, José Gabriel Astudillo López,

Regina Pérez Alonso, Gerardo Rodríguez Granda y Juan Antonio Marban Muñoz

 

 

Soledad Lorenzo received the “Medal of Honor” from the AEPE

At an event held last Friday at the institutional headquarters of the AEPE, the art gallery owner Soledad Lorenzo collected the “Medal of Honor”, ​​which was awarded to her President José Gabriel Astudillo, in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the art world.

Full of attendees, among which were numerous partners and friends, as well as different collaborating entities of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, an emotional event took place in which by way of introduction, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, performed a human profile of the gallery owner, highlighting the spontaneous tribute, born from the heart of all those who form the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and with special emphasis on the human values ​​that surround the person of Soledad Lorenzo.

Soledad Lorenzo, who at some moments was nervous, excited and grateful, and wanted to correspond by making a small review, always from his experience and his special experienced look, to the current art situation, in which he stood out, finds nothing new that I moved her especially.

There were many friends and admirers who wanted to accompany Soledad Lorenzo in this act, such as the Managing Director of the Thyssen Museum, Evelio Acevedo, the President of Down Madrid, Ignacio Egea, the Adviser to the Councilor for Culture of the City of Madrid, Isabel Rossel , the representative of the Councilor for Retirement, Antonio Pardo, the Director of El Taller del Prado, Francisco Molina, other illustrious recipients of the Medal of Honor, such as Rafael Botí Torres and Tomás Paredes Romero, in addition to the members of the Board of Directors, Juan Manuel López Reina, Alicia, Sánchez Camacho, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza.

The President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, made special mention to the authorities who have excused the attendance to the act, with special emphasis on the call of the Royal House, in which S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the institution, and Infanta Doña Elena, begged her to send her most affectionate congratulations to the honoree.

As on other occasions, because of the endearing words that Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez made as an introduction, words that moved not only the honoree, but all the attendees, and by the fiery defense of his human profile, we review below the intervention of the General Secretariat:

“Soledad Lorenzo is one of those essential figures when talking about art in Spain.

As I always tell you on these occasions, you can go to her website to consult her biography, the books published about her and her work, a multitude of writings in which to dive and discover her life.

What I would like to offer you here is just a few strokes about your person, so that you can get a broader idea of ​​your conception of art.

Soledad Lorenzo is small and meticulous, patient, elegant, a full-fledged art lady, a beautiful and spiky woman who has had to suffer in her personal life great ravages from which art and work saved her. And although he has never been a collector, he sometimes stayed with works by artists that he believed were important.

After his initiation stage, he set up his own art gallery, now mythical among all of us who are part of this world, a project that closed, just as it closed a stage of his life, turning the page and reflecting on what was achieved.

They were 40 years of gallery owner who, fortunately, have been reflected in the book “A life with art”, a project prepared by Antonio Lucas and Mariano Navarro, the result of the prize that the Art and Patronage Foundation gave him in 2012.

Prophet in his land, he has also been recognized with a multitude of awards and distinctions, such as the illustrious torrelavegense, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts, the Gold Medal for Merit at Work, the Great Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise …

Soledad Lorenzo, although she does not know it, already has a work that links her to this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors: it is the Gold Medal of the Madrid City Council, an original work made by the President of this centennial institution, José Pascual Ortells López …

Today he receives another Medal, the work of another of our Presidents, in this case, of Fructuoso Orduña, which will already be two works with which our house approaches this …

He has always lived events and experiences in a natural and logical way, although from a perspective of curiosity and research.

Fascinated with life, she firmly believes in the idea of ​​overcoming that we all carry inside and never complains about anything.

Since its inception, he has worked with living artists, from whom he can learn and assimilate his creativity and brilliance, which he seeks tirelessly with exquisite sensitivity.

He believes that “the wonder of art is emotional and non-transferable and culture is the basis of the progress of society.”

In his own words, “his goal has never been success, but to avoid failure.”

He thinks that despite the freedom we enjoy, we do not speak freely, but nevertheless, if it is painted freely.

An indefatigable worker, she is a strong person, who seems to have found peace far from the anguish of failure.

After having given his whole life to art and artists, surrounded by art in a unique artistic and cultural environment, from his home in Madrid de los Austrias, he looks forward to his impressive collection, deposited in the Reina Sofía Museum and continues to reflect on of the cultural and artistic reality of Spain, collaborating in an altruistic way, in activities such as the one that concerns us today in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

She better than anyone knows and knows the sorrows of those who dedicate their lives to the world of art; she, who has boasted and raised great contemporary artists.

Soledad Lorenzo represents everything that has already disappeared and that the artist of today misses so much: the role of a professional gallery owner.

The current galleries are limited to rent their spaces and entrust all the promotion and marketing to the artist himself, unable to cover all the necessary aspects to develop his career.

She didn’t, because she used to be a real intermediary between collectors, critics, curators, between the artist and his work.

That’s why Soledad Lorenzo meant a before and after in the art world. She understood the artists, guided them through the difficult world of creation and knew how to put herself in the place of her clients, selecting for them those works that best fit her personality.

Soledad, who despite the name, has never been alone, has understood that despite the overvalued that is the ideal of beauty, art accompanies and gathers and in some people with sensitivity, as is the case, it is essential in their lives, It is a need that never runs out.

Soledad Lorenzo values ​​the work of the gallery owners in its rightful measure, as a profession in which the gallery owner presents the artists that excite him and work so that both can live off their work.

And all that is also, and really, an art that painters and sculptors of all time value and miss today.

A whole art, as I say, that has our deepest admiration for his work and that today is thus rewarded with the award of the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors so deserved.

Thank you very much

 

Then, the President handed the Medal of Honor to Soledad Lorenzo, who received it excitedly and in which he could only thank the honor and declare himself happy for the fact of being there, and knowing himself really the object of such special attention.

Las palabras del Presidente fueron:

The President’s words were:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, authorities, dear partners, friends:

Welcome to this humble act that, although not covered by the solemn and institutional solemnity of a regular awards ceremony, does contain in itself, the best of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Free of rigid protocols, we prepare this act with the love and feeling of those who pay a sincere and emotional tribute to those who have done so much for art in Spain.

Today we deliver the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and it is up to me, as President, the honor to materialize it.

A true pride in the brilliant career and excellent biography of our honoree, who has managed to channel her vocation so successfully, helping artists of different styles and techniques, to encumbrate in the always difficult world of contemporary art.

Soledad Lorenzo helped them with her example until she achieved recognition and notoriety, also creating an environment conducive to it, for the creation and transmission of knowledge, involving the whole society and inviting her to a work of reflection on the culture that It has been fruitful and tremendously positive.

And he did everything guided by his intuition and thanks to his immense talent, the one he is born with and that cannot be learned or granted happily; talent that in ancient times was a currency, a measure of wealth.

The parable of the talents now comes to mind, which serves as a reflection to ask where our talents have gone and admire how well Soledad Lorenzo has managed to manage what she discovered.

As you all know, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors was born in 1910. The Foundation Act was signed by more than 180 great artists of the time, with whom I am sure, Soledad Lorenzo would have been excited, because we talk about artists like Sorolla, Cecilio Pla, Benlliure, Romero de Torres, Gutiérrez Solana, Miguel Blay, José Clará … and thus a long list of, allow me the bullfighting term, “first swords” of art.

Art. That is what unites us, Soledad Lorenzo and this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the art of those who have managed to create the right environment for talent to develop, recognize it, raise it, and present it to society to appreciate it.

We live in convulsive years, not only politically speaking. The loss of the direction of society affects all areas of life, and especially in what surrounds the world of art.

That is why we must recognize those who like Soledad Lorenzo, like this same Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, fight and bet on talent, for those who claim and value the talents in Spain.

We are institutions such as the AEPE, such as Soledad Lorenzo, now an institution and legend, who believed and continued to believe in them. Because we believed and continue to believe in their values, in their vocation.

And we clothe you with all our example. A wonderful example of more than 100 years, in our case, and a paradigm of professionalism like the one that Soledad Lorenzo brings together, to whom today we pay tribute.

A consideration and respect that I am convinced, Soledad will appreciate because it comes expressly from the artists, those who throughout his life has helped so much.

This is not a pompous award or a title awarded by high instances so far away from the patent and pathetic reality that we live today. It is a simple show of consideration to those who have known how to fall in love with modern art, on the part of those who are doing it right now, of the same artists who see with admiration who has fought so much throughout a lifetime, for them .

An honor that we grant to a lifetime of personal struggle and vicissitudes of the spirit, not for glory or profit, but for realizing something that did not exist.

A recognition with which to encourage that among all those who listen to us and dedicate themselves to the same struggle and desires, there is one that one day stands here, where Soledad Lorenzo sits today, and once again serves as an example of tenacity at the service of art and culture.

The artists, grateful, honor you today and applaud, expressing our most sincere recognition.

Después, llegó el momento de compartir entre todos los asistentes, brindando y celebrando el momento.

 

 

Inaugurated “Leonardo. Live ”the tribute of the AEPE to the immortal genius

On December 10, 2019, in the Exhibition Hall of the Sanchinarro Cultural Center of the Municipal Board of Hortaleza, the opening ceremony and awards ceremony of the “Leonardo” contest took place. Live ”, organized by the AEPE, the last of the exhibitions convened for the year 2019 by the centennial entity and with which the V Centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci is commemorated. And it is that as it happened with other dates, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors joins this worldwide event by conducting an exhibition that has had an exceptional prologue, to have the conference and talk about the figure Leonardo, taught last November 29 the writer and journalist Javier Sierra, 2017 Planeta Prize with his work “The Secret Dinner”, which deals precisely with the life of Leonardo.

The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the other members of the Board of Directors, In addition to the Managing Director of Tritoma Cultural Management, José Luis Manzanares, in addition to Oscar Poza de Frutos, head of the Sanchinarro Center and Daniel Juste and different personalities from the world of art and culture.

The exhibition, which can be visited until next January 3, 2020, has had a total of 43 works among winners and selected, and has included two honorary awards: the Leonardo da Vinci Painting Medal and the Leonardo Sculpture Medal da Vinci, as a deserved tribute to the immortal genius and as an unrepeatable occasion, a source of pride of the centenary entity, which also gave a diploma to all those selected.

The jury in charge of performing the selection and qualification work has been formed by Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote; and as members of the AEPE executives Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Fernando de Marta and Ana Martínez Córdoba, as well as Ana Alcaraz, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.

The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:

PAINTING MEDAL LEONARDO DA VINCI, endowed with Medal and Diploma to Ana Muñoz Leonardo’s dream. Acrylic / Canvas 146 x 97

LEONARDO DA VINCI SCULPTURE MEDAL, endowed with Medal and Diploma to Ángel Arribas Gómez. Homo volatilis. Direct carving in mild iron, steel and electric welding. 39 x 63 x 14

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Pedro Anía Renaissance. Direct size in alabaster and black marble base of Calatorao. 48 x 40 x 30

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Maryla Dabronwski. The three snails Mixed / table. 100 x 150

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Aracely Fernández Andrés. Leonardo Mixed / canvas. 81 x 65

The artists that make up the “Solo Arte” exhibition are:

Aracely Fernández Andrés – Felipe Alarcón Echenique – Joaquín Alarcón – Pedro Anía – Ángel Arribas Gómez – Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez – M. Carmen Bretón Suano – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Teddy Cobeña – Maryla Dabrowski – Sopetrán Domènech – Magdalena Spain – Jaime Estartus- Carmen Espinosa Soto – Carmelo Esteban – Karlos Fernández Eguía (Karfer Eguía) – M. Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú) – Carmen García Messas (Naná Messas) – Rafael Gómez Mena Mena) – Eva González Morán – Mónica Jimeno – Narciso Lafuente Gil – Carolina Lázaro Ros (Carolina Ros) – Toñi López (Aquafonía Toñi López) – Ian A. Lorenzo – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – María R. Maluenda – Julio Mendoza – Isabel Monfort Siso – Laura Moret Escrig – Antonio Municio – Ana Muñoz – Pilar Navamuel – Julio Nuez Martínez – Pilar Pérez Hidalgo – Jesús Pérez Hornero – A. Reyes Rodríguez – Felipe San Pedro – María Jose Sánchez (Mares) – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Javier Sara bia Fraile – Arturo Tejero Esteban

 

Leonardo lives. Tribute to Leonardo da Vinci

From December 4, 2019 to January 3, 2020

Opening and awards ceremony: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7 p.m.

Sanchinarro Cultural Center

Princess of Eboli, 29 / Mayor Count of Mayalde,

28050 Madrid. Tlfn 915 000 603

Hours: Monday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Metro: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Virgen del Cortijo (Light Metro 1)

Bus: 174, 173, 172L, 172 SF

 

Wednesday opens “Just Art”

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors summoned their partners and artists in general to participate in the second edition of the exhibition that under the title of “Solo Art”, will be inaugurated this Wednesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m., in the Spring Room of the Municipal Board of Arganzuela, located on Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10 in Madrid, and which will be open to the public from December 3 to 26, 2019.

“Only Art” is another call with which the AEPE tries to be the reflection of artists today, giving visibility and representing their interests and concerns in artistic creation, offering it to society and the public as a way of understanding and disseminating The art of painting and sculpture.

“Solo Arte” also aims to be a platform for experimentation, challenging the conventional in search of the new paths by which the most current art moves.

The jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the rest of the members of the Board of Directors, as well as partners and friends who want to share this moment.

The artists selected in the second edition of “Solo Arte” of the AEPE are:

Joaquín Alarcón González

Juan Carlos Atroche Medina

Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez

M. Carmen Blanco Covarrubias (C. Baco Covarrubias)

Montserrat Calvillo Vázquez

Irene Cantalejo Martín

Martina Cantero Jiménez

Begoña Castedo Sanz

Enrique Delgado Contreras

Sopetrán Domènech Llorente

Carmen Durán Sanz

Magdalena Spain Luque

J. Carmelo Esteban Gracia (Carmelo Esteban)

José Luis Fiol Valero

José Luis Flórez de Uría (Flórez de Uría)

Manuel Fournier Martínez

M. Herminda Gago Blanco

Ángeles García-Quismondo

Pedro Gómez (J. Pedro Gómez)

Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena)

Juan Antonio González Sáiz (Juanchi)

Teiji Ishizuka

Antonio Izquierdo Ortega

Rosa M. Lecumberri Rodríguez

Javier Lledo

Toñi López (Aquafonía Toñi López)

Enrique López Sardón

Ian A. Lorenzo (Ian Lorenzo)

Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón)

José Luis Martín de Blas Aguado

Geanina Miler

Isabel Monfort Sisó

Antonio Municio

Javier Muñoz Barrios

Red Navamuel Pillar

Erika Nolte

José Antonio De la Peña García

M. Esther Pérez Hernando (Moss steel)

Jesús Pérez Hornero

Pietro Putignano

Pure Ramos

Pilar Redondo Santos

Sergio Ribeiro

Cristina Del Rosso

Esperanza Ruiz-Olmo

M. Cristina Sánchez Estévez

Jesús Sánchez García

Avelina Sánchez-Carpio

Jorge Andrés Segovia Gabucio (Jorge Segovia Gabucio)

M. Nieves Sostres (Minu Sostres)

Arturo Tejero Esteban

Fuensanta Urien (Fuensanta R. Urien)

Lena Ustinova

 

Just art

From December 3 to 26, 2019

Inauguration: December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Spring Room

Arganzuela Municipal Board

Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10

28045 Madrid

From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Metro Legazpi (L3, L6)

Bus 6, 8, 18, 19, 45, 47, 59, 62, 78, 85, 86, 148, 247

Outskirts: Ambassadors

Bike rental (BiciMAD): Station: 165

 

Judgment of the Jury, awards ceremony and inauguration of the 86th Autumn Room

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors presented on November 7 the prizes corresponding to the 86th Autumn Salon, organized by this centennial entity and which has the collaboration of the Maxam Foundation, in an event that took place at the Casa de Vacas del Parque of Buen Retiro, in the exhibition of works that can be visited until next Sunday, November 24, from Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 9 pm.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President, Juan Manuel López Reina, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, the members of the Board of Directors: Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo, as well as the official sponsor of the event, José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the Maxam Foundation.
In addition, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, the Councilor of the Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation Area of ​​the Madrid City Council, Ángel Niño Quesada, were present.
The Councilor President of the Retirement Board, Santiago Saura Martínez de Toda, the Councilor for Culture and Youth of Getafe, Luis José Domínguez Iglesias, Jesús Moreno García, Mayor of Tres Cantos, Elisa Lidia Miguel, Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Culture of Tres Cantos, José Luis Manzanares and Óscar Pozas de Frutos, from Tritoma Cultural Management, Alan Hernández and Montaña Vázquez, from Real Estate Encuentro, Miguel Ángel and Mª Luisa Codina, from the Codina Escultura Foundry, Manuel Alpañés, President of the Spanish Watercolors Association , José Luis Rodríguez, José Manuel Chacón and Belén Padilla for the Down Madrid Foundation, Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, Getafe Culture Technicians and Teresa Ramos Grosso, Director of the Baluarte Room of the Tres Cantos Town Hall, fulanoooooooo mengano …. …………. Chinese Ambassador ……..
as well as Javier Ortas, author of the visual image of the 86th Autumn Salon.
Embassies: Selected and awarded foreigners in the Autumn Salon
Ana Westley – German
M. Esther Flórez – Colombia
Dongfang Zhao – China
Jiaren Shen – China
Yang Dong – China
Samuel Rodriguez – Portugal
Leovigildo Cristóbal – Peru
Manolo Romero – Dominican Republic

Antonio Pardo with Sofia
Councilor Retirement
Luis Díez retirement councilor advisor
Carolina Álvarez retirement councilor advisor
Ángel Niño, employment councilor
His wife
Sofía Fernández, director angel boy cabinet
Marta Rivera, CAM counselor

73 selected works, 46 paintings and 27 sculptures, consisting of a total of works, among the awarded and selected works
Also present were some of the members of the Jury gathered for the occasion such as José Vicente Moreno Huart, Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Ricardo Sanz, Mª Dolores Chamero and Tomás Paredes, having excused their attendance xxxxx and xxxxxx.

Present were also Honorary Members such as Ana Rubio Pablos, and numerous partners, selected coming from all corners of the national geography especially for the Autumn Hall, as well as a very large number of audiences who could not access the Assembly Hall of the House de Vacas, for having a limited capacity of 125 people, and who waited patiently for the departure of those who were there, to share and talk about the awarded and selected works.
Despite the adverse weather, and as has always been the case that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors inaugurates an exhibition at the Casa de Vacas del Retiro, on several occasions it was necessary to close the access to the Center, due to the excess of capacity, opening the same as he was evicting, which gives an idea of ​​the tremendous success and great expectation that always raises the Autumn Salon in Madrid.
The presentation of the act was in charge of the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who addressed those present to remember that “the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has 109 years of history. Thanks to calls such as the one that brings us together today, we are still serving years. From the Board of Directors we only want to thank partners, friends, general public, sponsor, collaborators and institutions, your full support for our continued work for the benefit of art and artists. Since 1910, 109 years later, we continue to make culture. To all, thank you very much. ”
He explained later that this year and for the first time, the Board of Directors had agreed to invite Chinese artists to participate, thus fostering a very important cultural exchange, thanking the assistance of the prestigious sculptor Dong Yang, especially from Shanghai to this 86th Autumn Hall.

Afterwards, and as it has been traditional, the honorary award given annually by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors was presented at the opening ceremony. The Secretary General requested the rise to the stage of journalist, writer and Planeta Prize, Javier Sierra, proceeding to read the designation:
“The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, meeting in ordinary session on June 18, 2019, has unanimously agreed to grant the title of SOCIO DE HONOR to Javier Sierra, whose collaboration and close friendship with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is becoming stronger and more committed.
“Journalist and writer, whose human profile surpasses the professional; man of integrity, simple, human, helpful, humble, attentive, whose smile triggers unusual diplomacies, and who like himself likes to describe himself, has the job of curious.
In recognition of his friendship and exemplarity, his enormous prestige and for having contributed in a relevant way to the significance of our entity, appreciating the activities that the association promotes and responding to the foundational objectives of fostering relations between the art world and the creation.
As a sign of our gratitude for their continued support, accompaniment and complicity in the work of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and in recognition of their trajectory in the field of research and dissemination of art, highlighting the contribution that with their works He has managed to bring the world of art closer to millions of readers around the world.
To all the artists, he has also seduced us in a game of intrigues and mysteries of which he is a master, but above all, he has launched a special invitation to the world to visit one of the best art galleries such as the Prado Museum, with which he is Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has always kept a close relationship, since some of its Presidents were also directors of it.
That millions of people discover through their pen wonderful works of art under a new vision, is the great legacy that we thank today through this appointment that prides not only our entity, our Partners and friends, but the artists from all over the world. world.
It is in this way that we would like to thank you for pushing us to look for the soul of each artist through his works and making art a window to the invisible, to the truly valuable that the human being harbors.
For all this, we are pleased to name Javier Sierra, Honorary Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. ”

Afterwards, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, addressed the attendees in which he thanked the work of the Jury, the collaborating institutions, Maxam and its Foundation, as well as all the artists who make the contest possible. He also wanted to highlight the work of his Board of Directors, making special mention of the continuous, constant and always effective work of the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, which he described as the authentic “alma mater” of the centenary entity.
It was at that time when, outside of any protocol, he proceeded to read an Addendum to the Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors on June 18, 2019, in which it is explained that taking advantage of an absence of the General Secretary of the entity, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, responsible for raising the official minutes of the session, and with the unanimity of the members of the Board, it was agreed to distinguish Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez with the title of PERPETUAL SECRETARY OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTS AND SCULPTORS, in recognition to his excellent and unstoppable work and dedication to the entity.
We believe that it is fair to recognize the work of those people who are exceptional and essential in the art world, people who make real the saying that success always precedes work.
All the partners enjoy that success thanks to the attitude and work of those who make us bigger every day as an institution and ensure that day by day is attended not only diligently, but correctly and in a gratifying way. That is why this institution is better every day and provides an image of seriousness and prestige that, as I said, benefits everyone.
Placing a centennial entity of the first order in the 21st century has been an important challenge that our Secretary General has amply achieved in a work model that not only is the most successful, but that more than meets and exceeds the expectations generated in this regard. .
Modernization, transparency and attention and closeness to the needs of the associates have been an unwritten rule with which it has managed to awaken the spirit of our entity and thus contribute to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has developed as a diversified institution and open to the outside, until it becomes a modern and prosperous reality.
But in addition, preserving the history and heritage of the entity has been a priority in the work of Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who is carrying out through the Historical Archive “Bernardino de Pantorba”, a project that has crossed borders and makes us captain the research work on the history of art in Spain in the 20th century.
Its involvement is also leading us to recover the memory of the first artists of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and to be present, in this way, in the most important cultural events celebrated in Spain for this reason.
In the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors we have the honor of having magnificent artists, with exemplary people who have achieved success with a lot of work, dedication and talent.
And one of them is Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, journalist, Director of the Gazette of Fine Arts, researcher, art historian, member of the Spanish Association of Art Critics but, above all, a magnificent person of overwhelming personality, who is of justice recognize and applaud his special dedication and dedication, his good work, full of commitment and honesty, his charisma, authenticity and talent.
The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is increasingly prestigious and great because it knows how to recognize those who have a special talent and feel committed to making their work an engine for the expansion of that talent.
That is why Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez is a good portrait of the entity we want, with values ​​and that values ​​work, the desire to improve and the shared effort. It is the portrait of those people who fight every day for art, for artists, for culture and who do it also, investing a time, effort and a totally altruistic will and that must be recognized,
An entity is worthy of admiration when its members are too and when it treats those admirable people as they deserve. That is why we have the obligation to recognize this merit and in this way the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to do it on behalf of all its partners, because making our entity better is a matter for everyone. Only in this way do we achieve that the best years of the artistic history of Spain are those that lie ahead, those that remain to be lived and those that remain to be written.

And so we signed it in Madrid, on June 18, 2019, the rest of the members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, keeping this resolution secret until the delivery of the distinction, which will take place within the framework of the Opening ceremony of the 86th Autumn Salon held at the Casa del Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro on November 7, 2019.
Excited and visibly surprised, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez picked up a plaque from the President and with the emotion of the moment, she was only able to thank everyone for the immense honor that the appointment entails, since in the entire history of the centenary entity, only There has been a Perpetual Secretary whose memory draws on countless historical accounts of the AEPE.
Then, the Secretary General proceeded to read the minutes of the Jury:
“In Madrid, on October 8, 2019, the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 86th Autumn Salon, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, was composed of the following members:
President: José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors
Secretary: Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors
Both with voice and without vote, and the Vowels:
José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the Maxam Foundation
Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and Engraver
Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner
Paula Varona, painter
Ricardo Sanz, painter
Tomás Paredes, Dean of Art Critics
Mª Dolores Chamero Moyano, Director of the Casa de Vacas,
They agree to award the following awards:

FREE ACCESS AWARDS

AGRUPACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE ACUARELISTAS AWARD, endowed with plaque and diploma from the AEPE. He presented the Manuel Alpañés prize, President of the Spanish Association of Watercolors, to Magdalena Spain.


SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE AWARD, Awarded with the sculptor’s trophy and AEPE diploma. He gave the award in his name, José Gabriel Astudillo to Jordi Mor Fernández.


YOUTH TALENT MEETING AWARD, was deserted, but the assistance and collaboration of Alan Hernández, Managing Director of Real Estate Encounter was appreciated

FUNDICION CODINA PRIZE, Equipped with a trophy out of its workshops or the foundry of the award-winning work and diploma of the AEPE. They gave the Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina prize, from the Codina Foundry, to Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo


BALUARTE ROOM AWARDS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OF THREE CANTOS, To four artists, endowed with the realization of a joint exhibition, at the Cultural Center “Adolfo Suárez”, Sala Baluarte de Tres Cantos (Madrid) and AEPE diploma. She presented the Teresa Ramos Grosso Prize, Coordinator of the Baluarte Hall to Mariana Álvarez Enrique, Pura Ramos Calderón, Jorge Cerdá Gironés and Michael de Coca Leicher.

Mariana Álvarez Enrique

Pura Ramos Calderón

Jorge Cerdá Gironés

Michael de Coca Leicher

CITY OF GETAFE PRIZE, Equipped with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Municipal Exhibition Hall “Lorenzo Vaquero”, in the Old Flour Factory and AEPE diploma. He presented the Javier Romero and Javier Pérez prize, Technical Coordinators of Culture of the Getafe City Council, to Ana Westley Benson.


TRITOMA CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PRIZE, Equipped with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, at the Sanchinarro Cultural Center of Madrid and AEPE diploma. He presented the José Luis Manzanares, Tritoma Manager, to Catalina Orozco de la Torre (Catalina Orart).


For the third consecutive year, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with the Down Madrid Foundation, also decided to grant the DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL reserved for artists of this group.
The minutes of the Jury are as follows:
In Madrid, on October 7, 2019 at the Tres Olivos Center, the jury for the qualification of the III DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL of the 86th Autumn Salon, made up of the following members:
José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Ignacio Egea, President of the Down Madrid Board of Trustees, Elena Escalona, ​​General Director of Down Madrid, the painter Ricardo Sanz and the participants in the Down Arts and Culture program, Sonia Garcia and Maria Miracle.
They agree to award the Down Madrid Painting Medal of the 86th Autumn Salon. Ignacio Egea, President of the Down Madrid Board of Trustees and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, were presented to María Llanos Solera.

HONORARY PRIZES RESERVED TO AEPE PARTNERS
(EXCEPT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS) endowed with a medal and diploma
ENGRAVING MEDAL JUAN ESPINA Y CAPO, presented the prize xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to Miguel Llavori Molina


ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA DRAWING MEDAL, has turned out to be deserted
MEDALLA DE ACUARELA JOSE PRADOS LÓPEZ, presented the prize: Mª Dolores Chamero, Director of the Casa de Vacas to José Valladares Moreno


CARMEN ALCOVERRO AND LOPEZ SCULPTURE MEDAL, Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics, gave Pedro Ania Gérez


MARCELINA PONCELA DE JARDIEL PAINTING MEDAL, Paula Varona Painter awarded to Soledad Fernández Ramos


SCULPTURE MEDAL MIGUEL BLAY AND FABREGAS, the prize was given by the painter Ricardo Sanz to Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta)


PAINTING MEDAL CECILIO PLA Y GALLARDO, presented the xxxxxxxxx prize to Jorge Cerdá Gironés


MARIANO BENLLIURE AND GIL SCULPTURE MEDAL, the painter Alejandro Aguilar Soria presented the prize to José Pablo Puente Jerez


JOAQUIN SOROLLA Y BASTIDA PAINTING MEDAL, presented the José Vicente Moreno Huart Award, from the Maxam Foundation to Ramón Córdoba Calderón


SCULPTURE MEDAL MATEO INURRIA, handed the prize xxxxxxxxxxxxxx to Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás)


EDUCARD CHICHARRO PAINTING MEDAL, José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the AEPE, was awarded to Manuel Gracia García.


José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, closed the event “thanking everyone for the effort made to make possible a new edition of the Autumn Salon, to all who have participated, to the selected and not selected, to the winners, to whom we also thank their contribution, to the members of the splendid Jury that we have managed to gather to make this edition a continuous improvement, and to the official sponsor, to the collaborators, to the institutions and to art lovers and the general public, to whom we now submit the fruit of so much effort. From this moment, he continued, we started working in the 87th Autumn Room, which I now place you. Thank you”.

We remind you that the participants in the exhibition of the 86th Autumn Room are:

MARIANA ÁLVAREZ ENRIQUE – PEDRO ANIA GEREZ – SAMUEL PIRES ANTUNES RODRÍGUES (Samuel Rodrígues) – CONCHI ARTERO GARCIA – JUAN MANUEL BERNARDO – FRANCISCO E. BERTRÁN HERNÁNDEZ – JOAQUIN BESOY POSADA – CARMEN BONILLA CARRASCO – R. PATRICIA BRAVO DIAZ – OLGA CÁCERES – IRENE CANTALEJO MARTIN – MARTINA CANTERO JIMENEZ – JORGE CERDÁ GIRONÉS – RAMÓN CÓRDOBA – LEOVIGILDO CRISTOBAL VALVERDE – MICHAEL DE COCA LEICHER – RICARDO DOMÍNGUEZ CORCUERA (Ricardo Corcuera) – MAGDALENA ESPAÑA LUQUE – JOSE CARMELO ESTEBAN GRACIA (Carmelo Esteban) – ADRIANA EXENI ROYO – GONZALO FERNÁNDEZ ATANCE – ELENA FERNÁNDEZ CAMAZON (Helen Fernández) – SOLEDAD FERNÁNDEZ RAMOS – M. DOLORES FLORES VERDÚ (Flor Verdú) – MARIA ESTHER FLÓREZ FUENTES -MANUEL FOURNIER – FCO. JOSE FRANCO RAMIREZ DE ARRELLANO (Arellano) – Mª HERMINDA GAGO BLANCO – JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA FINCIAS (Fincias) – CARMEN GARCÍA MESAS (Naná Messás) – JESÚS GÓMEZ DEL PESO (Jesús del Peso) – EVA GONZÁLEZ MORÁN – AGUSTÍN GONZÁLEZ SALVADOR – ARGENTINA GONZÁLEZ TAMAMES – MANUEL GRACIA GARCÍA – DIEGO A. HERNÁNDEZ CUERVO (Diego Hernández) – CATALINA LANZA LÓPEZ (Cati Lanza) – MARÍA LLANOS SOLERA – MIGUEL LLAVORI MOLINA – JAVIER LLEDÓ TIEDRA – MARíA R. MALUENDA GOMEZ – JOSÉ LUIS MOLARES FERNÁNDEZ (José Molares) – JORDI MOR FERNÁNDEZ – JOAQUÍN MORALES MOLERO – TERESA MUÑOZ MATEOS – MALU MUÑOZ RIAZA (Malu Riaza) – CATALINA OROZCO DE LA TORRE (Catalina Orart) – JAVIER ORTAS GONZÁLEZ – FERNANDO PEÑA CORCHADO (Leodegario)  – CASIANO PEREIRO-OLIVEIRA (Nito Pereiro-Oliveira) – SANDRA PÉREZ KRYSIAK (Sandra Krysiak) – JUAN FRANCISCO PÉREZ ROSAS HIDALGO – JOSÉ PABLO PUENTE JEREZ (Puente Jerez) – PURA RAMOS CALDERÓN – JORGE RODRÍGUEZ FERNÁNDEZ (Jorge Yunta) – MANOLO ROMERO TOLEDANO – FELIPE SAN PEDRO – MARIA DOLORES SANTOS CASTILLO (Lola Santos) – LIKA SHKHVATSABAIA – MARÍA NIEVES SOSTRES FRANCAS (Minu Sostres) – BLANCA TAMAMES YRAOLA – JOSÉ VALLADARES MORENO – ILUMINADA VINUESA CORTAZAR (Ilumín Cortázar) – ANA G.WESTLEY BENSON

 

86 Fall Room

Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

From October 31 to November 24, 2019

Opening and awards ceremony: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7 p.m.

Cows House

Good retirement park

Pº of Colombia, 1

28009 Madrid

From Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Metro: Retreat (Line 2)

Bus: 2, 20, 28

BICIMAD: Station 102 (C / Alcalá, 95) and Station 60 (Plza. Independencia, 6)

Joaquín Galván presented the book “The Black Legend of Prince Charles” at the AEPE

Dr. Galván Fradejas, a Salamanca physician specializing in psychiatry, presented last Tuesday, October 22, the book entitled The Black Legend of Prince Charles in the “Eduardo Chicharro” room of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in an act of free access and free for all those interested in the history of the figure of Don Carlos, prince of Spain, a spoiled son of Philip II.

The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and was presented by the Vice President of the AEPE, Juan Manuel López-Reina, who were accompanied by the rest of the members of the Board of Directors: General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez and Itziar Zabalza, as well as other partners and friends.

José Gabriel Astudillo López opened the event with a few welcoming words in which he revealed that the AEPE is open to all relevant cultural events that may involve a new way of knowing stories as fascinating as Prince Charles, which has been presented as a madman unable to elicit another feeling than an intentional disdain, when he has not been subject to insults or slander.

The patient’s medical history presented a picture close to autism, combined with many other diagnoses that amazed everyone.

Dr. Galván delivered a copy of his autographed novel, which will become part of the library and the bibliographic heritage of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, where he will be guarded for consultation and research.