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The Mayor presides over the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the MUBAM Ricolopez (03/02/2012)

Great success in attendance at the opening of the retrospective exhibition of painter Ricolopez Yeclano at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia (MUBAM) in last night.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Yecla, Mark Ortuño and Culture Councillor, Jesús Verdú, with the Director General of Cultural Assets, Francisco Jimenez and MUBAM director, Juan Garcia.

Many Yeclano clothed our countryman in this act of official opening of the exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Region of Murcia, which will remain open until 22 March.

The Community of Murcia and pays homage to our illustrious artist, this exhibition as an event prior to the donation of the entire collection to the town of Yecla.

The Mayor recalled that all the paintings in this exhibition, along with other paintings donated before, come to be part of a hall in the Museum to be exhibited permanently in our city by the painter archival documents, drawings and sketches.

The exhibition looks at over fifty oil paintings, his artistic career.

A strong chromatic painting, with scenes of harvesting and fishing.

One can also see simple, everyday scenes as a watering hole with a thistle, a basket of garlic, whitewashed walls and the houses or a mother cradling her child.

Ricolopez also features works of his last period he defined as "subrrealismo concepctual" with which he expresses one of the themes that have filled his life: women.

You can see his latest work "The three evas" with which the artist pays tribute to women "finally having achieved levels of equality" as he said.

The exhibition "Ricolópez. Retrospective. 60 years of Painting" can be seen in the Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia (Calle Obispo Frutos, 12) until 22 March.

Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 14 h.

and 17 to 20 h.

Saturdays from 11 to 14 h.

and 17 to 20 h.

On Sundays and holidays from 11 to 14.

Strong chromatic painter, attracted by the scenes of fishing and harvest,

Juan Rico Lopez Biography

(Brief biography from the information contained in the book "Yeclano" by Miguel Ortuño Palao)

Juan Lopez was born in Yecla Rico on July 16, 1925

Title in Teaching (1945), Assistant Public Works (1950) and practiced this profession mainly in Valencia.

Self-taught painter, then studied art in Barcelona and Valencia.

His first exhibits were performed in 1960 in Palma de Majorca and Benidorm.

In 1963 he made his first exhibition in Yecla

He has exhibited in many Spanish towns.

Also in Britain, France, Dominican Republic and especially in the U.S., where it has plenty of work.

For his painting "The Dance of the apple" was chosen principal dancer in Chicago and Milwaukee Madisosn.

Strong chromatic painter, attracted by the scenes of fishing and harvest.

In Yecla, the City would dedicate a tribute done in a retrospective exhibition in 2000 and was the author of the poster of the Festival of the Virgin in 2002.

In 1991, Castillo-Puche published a book about his painting.

In 2002 the weekly "El Faro de Yecla" was awarded the "Best Ambassador of Yecla in the world."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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