null Pedro Cano’s exhibition “IX Mediterranean seas” with 'Live CMN'
Pedro Cano’s exhibition “IX Mediterranean seas” with 'Live CMN'20 nov 2012
The internationally recognised painter from Blanca, Pedro Cano, will exhibit his works in different cities all over the Mediterranean world thanks to “Live CMN”. 'Live CMN' is the area of the Campus of International Excellence Mare Nostrum 37/38 devoted to culture and arts, promoted by the University of Murcia and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena.
Pedro Cano will offer his followers a selection of works “having as guiding thread the history of the Mediterranean people and their culture, their traditions and style of life” said the artist. In “IX Mediterranean seas” the artist will take advantage of his stay in nine Mare Nostrum cities to express his feelings in each of them
'IX Mediterranean seas' is the painter’s personal view of a sea that does not shows up in any of the 54 pictures, his attention going from the painter’s inside to the sea shores.
The nine Mediterranean cities are: Alexandria, Cartagena, Istanbul, Mallorca, Naples, Patmos, Sicily, Split and Venice.
Pedro Cano has represented Alexandria through Alejandro Magnum portraits, old alphabets, marine charts and imagined lighthouses
In Cartagena, he paid special attention to salt, and also to tunes and pulps left to dry in the sun and to old amphoras where the famous garum was carried.
Istambul is Saint Sofia. Erected by Justinian as the great temple of Christianity, it becomes the archetype of all Islamic and religious architecture up to now.
Mallorca, just recognised as holidays place, is represented through the latticework of a cloister in the Valldemossa Charterhouse, where Chopin healed far from the cold winters of the North of Europe.
Naples. Smorfia, with 90 numbers and figures is one of the treasures of the Neapolitan city.
Patmos Isle, in Greece, is represented by the wreaths hanging as collars on the doors of the houses.
Sicily points to Greek memories. The Venus of Syracuse, the satyr of Mazzara and the young boy of Mozia remind us about the importance of the classic World in the biggest isle in the Mediterranean.
Splitz and the Diocletian palace. Built as the emperor’s residence and daum-vault, the Diocletian palace became little by little a shelter and later on a city where 3,000 people live nowadays within the imperial enclosure.
The look at Venice flows through the “pallines”, the wooden sticks appearing above the waters with their colourful and oblique lines that evoke histories unknown even for the surrounding palaces.
Pedro Cano offers a borderless exhibition that will leave a trace all through its long stroke, together with the Campus of International Excellence Mare Nostrum 37/38 and the public universities of the Region of Murcia.
Complete catalogue of the exhibition 'IX Mediterranean seas'