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Naif guide to canary customs

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45 colourful primitive paintings about customs and traditions of the Canary Isles

This "Naïf guide to canary customs" has been projected and realised by Ángeles Violán, a painter from Tenerife, who dedicates herself to the naïf arts, a naive and popular style, as an artistic form of expression, and who discover as well her literary facet.

Furthermore, she counts with the important and excellent collaboration of the well-known writer, poet and novel-writer Rafael Arozarena, Canary Award for Literature, thus Arts and Literature form a perfect symbiotic relationship.

The brush and the nib discover at the same time some scenes of local customs, simply and beautifully shown, charged with emotion, feeling and credible cultural information.

"This Poema Isleño is full of beauty, lustre and tenderness – the tenderness of Ángeles Violán’s figures. With these paintings, she pays homage to the Canary woman and to all the Canary Isles." (Paloma Herrero, art critic)

"This book acquires the status of a sentimental museum which we can delve into joyously in pursuit of the purest identity of a people, whose pacifism and uprightness have always attracted the attention of scholars of its history and traditions." (Rafael Arozarena, poet).

Colección
Libros
Materia
Historia, Mujer, Arte
Idioma
  • English
Sello
ZECH
EAN
9788493310882
ISBN
978-84-933108-8-2
Páginas
84
Ancho
22 cm
Alto
31 cm
Edición
1
Fecha publicación
05-01-2006
Tapa dura
12,00 € Añadir al carrito

Sobre Ángeles Violán Acevedo

  • Ángeles Violán Acevedo
    La pintora, natural de Los Realejos (Tenerife), descubrió el Naïf como un estilo ingenuo, libre y personal. A partir de los años 80 presenta su obra en exposiciones colectivas e individuales; finalista del Concurso Internacional de Arte Naïf en Jaén (1988) y premiada con un Accés... Ver más sobre el autor

Sobre Rafael Arozarena Doblado

  • Rafael Arozarena Doblado
    Rafael Arozarena, poeta y narrador canario. La más conocida de sus cuatro novelas es Mararía, del año 1973, reeditada en varias ocasiones, también en su traducción al alemán. Ver más sobre el autor

Reseñas

  • There is a delightful new book on the market which should be of interest to residents and visitors like, and available in English, Spanish and German. Canarian poet and storyteller Rafael Arozarena Doblado and artist Ángeles Violán Acevedo have combined their talents to bring you the Naïf guide to Canary Customs. From childhood to adulthood, all the customs and habits of the Canary Islanders are told through the (translated) words of the storyteller, from lullabies, through to games and adulthood, and the integral part religion has here, the lives of the resident population is told. Each chapter is beautifully illustrated in the Naïf style, a free personalised and highly colourful form of painting.

    Read the review by Clio O'Flynn...

Contenidos

Presentation of the art work: The Canary Customs of Angeles Violán, by Paloma Herrero
Prologue by Rafael Arozarena
Introduction by Ángeles Violán

HOME AND DAILY CHORES
The Country Home
Birth and Christening
The Lullaby
The Stone Water-Filter
The Fountain
Washing at the Channel

TRADES
The Washer
The Ironer
The Healer
Women doing Needlework
The Street Peddlers
The Milk Maids
Fishmongers
Pottery
Sweet Seller

FARMING
Banana Plantations
Cochineal
Shedding Millet
Almond Trees in Blossom
The Wine Harvest
On the Threshing Floor
Potato Harvesting

FEASTS
The Church Square
St. John to the Beach
St. Peter to the Hills
Canary Wrestling
Floral Decorations
The Flower-decked Chair
The Wedding
Decking the Cross
Floral Carpets
The Procession

Epilogue by Ángeles Violán
Acknowledgements
Index of Naïf paintings by Ángeles Violán

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