miércoles, 12 de junio de 2019

Painting Artist

During some days, the artist Pedro Cano is painting a fresco at Veronicas exhibition room being part of the exhibition art: Seven (Siete).

lunes, 10 de junio de 2019

Stairway to Art

The painting is asking for a ladder. It seems that a figure from the fresco is holding out its hand for taking it.

sábado, 8 de junio de 2019

Seven - Siete

This new project by the artist Pedro Cano was originated in August 1991, when ten thousand desperate Albanian refugees arrived at the Italian port of Bari aboard on the Vlora ship. Pedro Cano, overwhelmed by the conditions in which they arrived, then he painted some scenes on some papers that now, almost thirty years later, have become the works of Seven.
The exhibition can be visited at Veronicas exhibiton room, a former catholic church. Very beutiful.

jueves, 6 de junio de 2019

Learning with the Artist

It is fortunate to see an exhibition of an artist that I follow his work, and that the artist is there to be able to hear his point of view on his work.
The artist, Murcian artist: Pedro Cano. The name of the exhibition: Seven. At Veronicas exhibition room.
The exhibition consists of seven black and white triptychs (21 works of 120 by 180 centimeters), in addition to drawings and material from the artist's studio.

martes, 4 de junio de 2019

MurciaDailyPhoto Turns 11

Since 11 years ago, I'm trying to publish a photo each day, although last years I have not enough time to publish with so much regularity. Since the beginning, more than 2500 pictures have been published. And all that started visiting ParisDailyPhoto (I miss it).
Anyway, I like a lot to take photos since I was a child when my parents and a uncle of mine bought their first reflex camera (I think a Nikon).

Hope you are enjoying the stories and the pictures that it has been published at MurciaDailyPhoto. I invite you to visit old pictures on that blog. I also invite you to visit those blogs that are part of CityDailyPhoto bloggers community.

lunes, 3 de junio de 2019

Caravaca de La Cruz

"Caravaca de la Cruz is a town located on northwest of Region of Murcia, border to Granada. The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century and commissioned by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town, the town of the cross that carries its name. According to legend, in 1232 the Moorish King Abu Zeid was converted to Christianity when he saw how two angels brought a cross down from heaven to a priest held prisoner in the castle in order for him to give mass. This legend led to the construction, as from 1617 and on the site of the fortress itself, of the main monument of this town in the north-east of Murcia, the Chapel of La Vera Cruz. The most important feature of this building is its luxurious façade, made from red marble excavated in Cehegín and which offers a complete exaltation to the Holy Cross.
Caravaca de la Cruz, Holy Town. In 1998 the Pope awarded Caravaca de la Cruz the Jubilee Year, making this town the fifth in the world, together with four other cities (Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Liébana, Roma and Jerusalem), to be allowed to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee. This means that the Holy See allows the town to celebrate the Holy Year every seven years in perpetuum at the Chapel of La Vera Cruz, the next Jubilee Year at Caravaca de la Cruz being the year 2024. However this Chapel, which also has an interesting Holy Art and History Museum, is not the only religious monument in Caravaca. There are interesting 16th century churches, such as: La Soledad, today converted into an Archaeological Museum; El Salvador, considered to be the most representative work of the Murcian Renaissance; La Purísima; and the Convent of the Carmelites. In terms of civil government, it is worth highlighting the Town Hall building, which dates from the 18th century." (Source: murciaturistica.es)
Image: Caravaca old town view.

domingo, 2 de junio de 2019

Running of Wine Horses

Wine horses. Caravaca de la Cruz.
"The origins of that fiesta are lost between history and legend. According to tradition, when the Templar fortress of Caravaca was besieged by the Granada Moors, around 1250, and the inhabitants needed water to supply themselves, since the reservoirs were exhausted, a group of Templar Knights crossed the Muslim site, with the consequent risk that it entailed
Unable to get water in the Campillo de los Caballeros, they loaded wine in skins on the back of their horses. They returned quickly and with a spectacular career they mocked the enemy siege to take the liquid to the defenders of the Castle, where the Relic of the Holy Cross was already kept, since 1231." (From Wikipedia)
To see what happen in that fiesta, I invite you to watch the following video: https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/03/watch-running-of-the-wine-fiesta-pays-homage-to-local-legend
Picture: at Wine Horses Fiesta Museum. Harnessed horse statue.