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


Francisco Carrillo and Austión Tirado, winners of “Nocturno”

The plastic tribute of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

and the Diputación de Toledo to the famous Toledo Azarquiel

The cartoonist and painter from Jaén Francisco Carrillo González and the sculptor of Mota del Cuervo (Cuenca) Austión Tirado, have been the artists awarded the “Azarquiel” Medal in the painting and sculpture modalities respectively, of the “Nocturne” contest, called by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and the Diputación de Toledo on the occasion of the commemoration of the 990th anniversary of the birth of the Toledan Azarquiel, one of the most important Hispano-Arab astrologers and geographers whose fame and influence spread throughout Europe until the sixteenth century.

In addition, the consecrated sculptor Pedro Ania and the painters Sara Calderón and Mª José Sánchez de San Lorenzo, known artistically as “Mares”, have obtained an “Honorable Mention” for their work, which the Jury formed by Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Ana Martínez, the prestigious painter and portraitist Ricardo Sanz, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, Enrique García Gómez, Mª Dolores de Ancos Alonso-Barajas and Enrique Toledo Brasal wanted to recognize in a special way.

In the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Nocturno” also took place the reading of the jury’s decision and the awards ceremony, which was chaired by the Vice President of the Diputación de Toledo, Maria Angeles Garcia Lopez, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the people in charge of the San Clemente Cultural Center, Dolores de Ancos Alonso-Barajas and Enrique Toledo, as well as the curator of the exhibition, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and Art Critic, and the coordinator Itziar Zabalza Murillo, renowned artistic professional who performs a job as cultural manager and the famous portraitist and member of the Jury, Ricardo Sanz.

The magnificent work that has led to the San Clemente Cultural Center, whose splendid facilities and high level of exhibition make this so different and particular show possible, make Toledo once again, the artistic center of Spain during the two months that the exhibition remains open.

At the San Clemente Cultural Center in Toledo and until next June 29, you can visit the exhibition that shows a total of 63 works of artists from all over Spain that has reinterpreted the views and skies of the city of Toledo adapting them to the “Nocturne” technique, so appropriate to the character being commemorated,

The result is an exhibition of works that flees from manidas, by repeated although one by magnificent and always imposing, views of the city, so identifying their idiosyncrasies, centered in the sky and the night of Toledo, and in that same sky it meant for Europe, for all the known world, almost 990 years ago.

The same sky of Toledo that inspired the impressive work of Azarquiel, is the protagonist of a sample that is also innovative, since with this theme, there have been exhibitions in Europe for decades.

All this way of seeing the sky so different from what we are used to, is what gives this show a totally contemporary and innovative art, which in addition to using the traditional artistic techniques for its creation, uses them to bring ideas to the deeper viewer and enhance their feelings of the Toledo sky.

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to contemplate the works of renowned artists in the Spanish art scene, with their special and particular proposals for the proposed theme.

The list of artists present in the exhibition is as follows:

Rosa Mª Abellán Requena – Joaquín Alarcón González – Melquiades Alvarez-Buylla (Abuylla) – Pedro Ania – José Gabriel Astudillo López – Carmen Bonilla – Sara Calderón González – Martina Cantero – Francisco Carrillo Rodríguez  – Paloma Casado – Alfredo Copeiro del Villar – Ramón Córdoba Calderón – Pilar Cortés López – Macarena del Moral Fernández – Elena Díaz Sáez – Sopetrán Doménech Llorente – Mariluz Dupont – Carmen Durán Sanz – Mª Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú) –  Margarita Gámez Cornejo – Victoria Gándara Adán – Nina García González – Ana García Pulido (Ana G. Pulido) – Agustín Helguera Solanet – Ivelina Ivanova Ivanova – Juan Manuel López-Reina – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón – María R. Maluenda – Tomy Marín – Teresa Martín Sánchez de Rojas –  Victoria Moreno Boyano – Pedro Muñoz Mendoza – Pilar Navamuel Rojo – Julio Nuez – Javier Ortás González- Mila Ortíz Martín – Avelina Prieto Sánchez-Carpio (Avelina Sánchez-Carpio) – Samuel Pires Rodrigues (Samuel Rodrigues) – Miguel Muñoz Gómez-Platero (Platero) – Maravillas Recio (Mavi Recio) – Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva) – Mª José Sánchez (Mares) – Alicia Sánchez Carmona – Gloria Santacruz Tarjuelo – Mª Dolores Santos (Lola Santos) – Emilio Sotomayor Rodríguez – Arturo Tejero Esteban – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – Austión Tirado

From May 17 to June 29, 2019

Exhibition Hall of the San Clemente Cultural Center

Provincial Council of Toledo

Plaza de Padilla, 2

45002 Toledo

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.

Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays closed

Free entrance