Verde

580.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
50 x 35 cm
55 x 40 cm framed

Only 1 left in stock

Description

The violent death of Lorca was the miracle that finished building the most important icon of Spanish culture. If he already summarized, transcending them, the archetypes of Andalusia, falling victim to that scourge that the Spaniards of the time mounted, so given to solving everything with clubs, consummated his apotheosis as a propitiatory martyr and the subsequent sanctification of him.

I felt very proud of the change that took place later in this country of tambourine, closed and sacristy, once Franco was already dead, when compulsory military service had to be abolished because the levels of conscientious objection were the highest in Europe. I don’t know how the pendulum of history will swing twenty years later and if we will be as pacifists as then, I just in case invoke the figure of San Federico to arouse feelings of calm and understanding.

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ROBERTO MAJÁN (Soria, España, 1967)

Roberto Maján is a self-taught artist. He moved to Madrid when he was eighteen and soon began working as an illustrator for various specialised periodicals and publishers, including ExpansiónActualidad EconómicaVogueEl SolEl PaísHealth and Beauty, Anaya, Santillana and Edelvives.

In 2006 he founded Artichoque, a publishing house that released several books illustrated by his own pen, such as Kamasutra (Daniel Gil Editorial Design Award finalist in 2006) and Petronia y la reina bigotuda (shortlisted for the 2007 Visual Prize for Best Children’s Book). That year he received the Fundación Progreso y Cultura Prize for his illustrated book El Diablo y yo, which also won an honourable mention at the Lazarillo Awards.

In his personal artistic production, he parades his consummate skill with brushes and watercolours, depicting mostly human figures with a subtle and adept use of colour and creating textures and glazes to produce an oeuvre of stunning beauty and delicacy. His favourite themes expose and explore human passions, particularly love, sex and food.