As part of the campaign to promote glass recycling in Andalucía, Las Ecomeninas have arrived in Sevilla. A collaboration between the Andalusian regional government and Ecovidro, a non-profit organization responsible for the recycling of glass packaging waste in Spain, the Ecomeninas Andalucía Gallery exhibition will travel to all the Andalusian capitals from June to November 2019. Dates in Sevilla are June 5 – 19th.
The exhibition consists of 20 “blank canvas” sculptures that were created by artist Antonio Azzato, based on the famous painting Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. These were then decorated by such well-known personalities as designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, soccer player Joaquín, clothing designers Vicky Martín Berrocal and Victorio & Lucchino, dancer Rafael Amargo, chef Ángel León and singers Nuria Fergó and Rosa López, among others.
On the Ecomeninas website you’ll find an interactive version of this map, to help you locate all of the sculptures. The website also offers an audioguide telling you the story behind each of the scuptures, and if you visit the website gallery (where I got the images above) you can hover over each ecomenina so see both front and back.
I love stuff like this – remember THE RATS? – so I guess that’s my Sunday walk sorted! 🙂
Finally saw the splendid Murillo exhibit at the Bellas Artes museum and highly recommend you do so too before it ends on March 17th. A unique opportunity to see 72 paintings together for the first time. Top tip! Go between 3-4 pm to avoid the massive queues.
The new Museo Bellver, housed in the spectacular Casa Fabiola, opened last week. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this place and, since it is free to residents, I shall be back to visit again and again. It’s such a delightful homage to Sevilla and Andalucia.
Mariano Bellver has donated his private collection, comprising 567 works of art made up of 299 paintings, 112 sculptures, 57 figures in ivory and bone, 44 pieces of furniture, 42 pieces of porcelain and ceramics and 13 clocks. And the building itself is a work of art – definitely worth a visit.
Our Lady of the Artichoke
Sculptures in the Patio