On August 19, 2016 was the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest poets and playwrights of the first half of the twentieth century, one of the most famous victims of the Spanish civil war death. 38 years before his death in 1936, the same year as two other great figures of world literature, American and German Brecht Hemingway was born in the village of Fuentevaqueros in the province of Granada in Andalusia, Federico García Lorca.
The influence of his native region is found throughout his work, from the “First Songs” to “The House of Bernarda Alba” combination of secular tradition and modernism of the twentieth century. An example of interest is the Festival del Cante Jondo (traditional singing of Andalusia) to be organized in 1922 with another Andalusian, his friend the composer Manuel de Falla, born in Cadiz. 11 years later, Garcia Lorca participate in the representations of the masterpiece of Manuel de Falla, “El Amor Brujo”, a work strongly influenced by Andalusian and Spanish tradition.
In 1991, the Federico García Lorca Foundation and the publishing Testimony of Madrid, made a facsimile edition of 6 of the most significant drawings of the poet:
The young man and his soul. Drawing Granada dated in 1926. Federico García Lorca gave it to his good friend the painter Hermenegildo Lanz. Currently it belongs to the private collection of Enrique Lanz, Granada.
Portrait of lady sitting Spanish. Drawing dated 1929 in New York, where Garcia Lorca gave it to his friends and Angel Amelia River.
Scene and fabulous animal tamer. Drawing held in New York between 1929 and 1930. Like the previous one, also he gave Garcia Lorca’s family River. Both drawings currently belong to the private collection of Carmen Piniés River, New York.
Pankration. Leonarda. Barber. Drawings of the respective costumes for the characters of the same name interlude “The Cave of Salamanca” (sometimes attributed to Cervantes). Federico García Lorca directed him to “La Barraca” in 1932. The 3 drawings belong today to the public collection of the Hon. Granada City Council, by donation of the heirs of the poet.
Features of this beautiful and interesting issue:
6 large sheets of 44.5 x 62 cm on heavyweight paper verjurado. Footprint size variable color in each drawing.
1 sheet with texts.
Presented in rigid folder, size 49.5 x 66 cm, covered in green cloth and decorated with allegorical Lorca signature color.
Each sheet numbered and signed by the Secretary of the Foundation Federico García Lorca, on the back of it.
Limited to 980 copies for exclusive sale in Spain and other 980 for exclusive sale abroad.
A special collector’s item, Lorca, artists and institutional or corporate gifts. Ask us, if you wish, discounts according number of copies.
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