23 hours ago
Friday, October 8, 2010
The Arts In Spain
Spain was full of art. You could not drive five miles without seeing it on the corner of each street, the side of the highway, or in their buildings and wineries! The wine was art, well they called it 'food'.
We saw the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and so much more. An eye opener for my son as well; it had been a while since we had gone to museums together.
After Aaron left Spain to return home, hubby and I headed back to Madrid. We stayed at the Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid, a piece of art in its own right. Downstairs was a bar, Marmo. We went down to have a complimentary drink from the hotel for being special guests and I noticed art work hanging in the windows.
There was also a buzz in the air, a sort of party, as people kept arriving and greeting this handsome tall Spaniard. I noticed this unique fleur de lys wallet chain hanging from his side. A beautiful silver piece of jewelry art. So I had to compliment him, and ask about his works- a style of graffiti photography.
His work? Moving. He has a great eye. I believe if Spain would take notice, there are many places his work would work in that modern city, matter of fact, many places in Spain should take notice. Great work! Fernando from what I can read of the Spanish on his site- he has done photography work for fashion magazines in Paris and other important artwork in his business in Madrid.
I met Fernando Iglesias- Graphic Artist and Photographer. What a nice guy and his friends equally friendly. One spent four years in California. He had his mother at the opening, his mother!
'Urban Walker' was the title of this showing. He has other real gallery shows going on in the city, and his website is note worthy as well. Go check h
im out! The music is also a plus...
NOTE: I am performing my one woman performance art show, Red Dashboard in northern New Jersey by invitation of Vox Poetica, and will be in Englewood for the show by 9 PM, if you can make it! Will post next week...