Sunday, 28 September 2014

Cesar Manrique on Lanzarote

 I've referenced the artist Cesar Manrique and his influence on the architectural and artistic legacy of the island of Lanzarote. His sculptures can be seen on traffic roundabouts and his graphics are part of everyday life,from tickets to museums ,to the logo for car hire firms.
His architectural work and collaborations bring an artistic dimension to a number of  tourist attractions such as the Timanfaya  National park, Cueva De Los Verdes and his own foundation at Tahiche. 


Museum interior
Restaurant area of the museum of Contemporary Art

Castillo De San Jose - home of the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by Manrique



Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Volcanic Island

A trip to the Canaries staying on the island of Lanzarote. The influence across the island of the artist Cesar Manrique, who lived here until his death in 1992, is prevelant in the architecture, sculpture and graphics seen everywhere. His former house is now the centre for the Manrique foundation and the island itself has a thriving arts scene especially in Teguise
Traditional musicians at Teguise
Flamenco at Teguise

Market stall at Teguise
Card game at  Arricefe