Etiquetas: cesar manrique

Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote

Los Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote

Los Jameos del Agua, like La Cueva de los Verdes, are located inside the volcanic tunnel created by the eruption of La Corona Volcano. Los Jameos del Agua are located in the section of the tunnel that is closest to the shore.

CACTUS GARDEN Lanzarote

Cactus Garden Lanzarote

The Jardín de Cactus is a magnificent example of an architectonic intervention integrated into the landscape. César Manrique created this audacious architectonic complex whilst maintaining the unshakeable pairing of art and nature that is so tangable in all his interventions. The garden is located in the middle of an agricultural landscape, the heart of the island’s cochineal cultivation.

Casa-museo del Campesino and Monumento a la Fecundidad in Lanzarote

Casa-museo del Campesino and Monumento a la Fecundidad in Lanzarote

In the geographical centre of Lanzarote, at an important crossroads whence any part of the island can be reached, there stands one of the works of César Manrique that carries that most symbolic references: the architectonic collection of the Casa-Museo del Campesino y Monumento a la Fecundidad (Museum-House and Monument to Fertility).

Centres of art in Lanzarote

Centres of art in Lanzarote

The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism of the Lanzarote Town Council highly praise the island´s volcanic nature and offer seven sightseeing spots that really worth a visit for discovering the true essence of Lanzarote.

Sculpture of César Manrique

All the interventions that he did in city planning or architecture, almost always included sculptoric elementsThese sculptures did not have the continuity of “personal language”. Manrique would think them according to the places where they would be placed.

Wind toys of César Manrique

An important part of César Manrique´s sculpture are his mobiles, what he called Wind Toy. These are solid structures, heavy, cast in iron, made up of spheres, circles, pyramids…that establish an interpenetrating complicated opposing rotational movement.Without doubt he had associated his images with the wind mills, abundant in Lanzarote in the past. He wanted to fill that geography with these substitute references, since the wind mills were disappearing. His plans included placing the Wind Toys in different strategic spots throughout the island.