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Pedro Cano presented in Murcia his collection "Fish" which pays tribute to the fishing tradition of Mazarrón (19/12/2014)

Pedro Cano has paid a special tribute to his relationship with the sea, the haunting memories of his childhood linked to family fish and Mazarrón.

But this tribute also has religious significance, as the fish one of the first Christian symbols before the Cross.

The painter of Blanca wanted to reflect on 22 watercolors 25 x 70 centimeters, the seafood caught by fishermen from Mazarrón, which came after a practical class with a hundred local youth.

This initiative became the collection entitled 'Fish', developed at the request of the Department of the City of Mazarrón and was painted between spring and summer of this year.

"We are facing an exceptional job of Pedro Cano, who found his inspiration in the sea of ​​Mazarrón and further linking the painter to our village, where he first saw the sea," said Ginés Campillo, Councillor for Culture of the City of Mazarrón, during the presentation.

The collection 'Fish' emerged initiative of the Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón, in collaboration with Cajamurcia Foundation and the Diocese of Cartagena and will be exposed during the next year both in the coastal village and Murcia.

Pedro Cano explained how the initiative emerged, "the result of a master class with group of schoolchildren, who took us to the auction of Puerto de Mazarrón, where I could reconnect with the first smells that I should feel, as my family ran a fish .

That's why my linking the sea and its fruit is so powerful. "

On the other hand, has said that "I painted a few times this element so linked to my life, some of them seem to hang in the kitchen of my house Blanca"

White Painter explained the origin of the name of the collection and talked about the relationship between fish and sacred texts.

All biene his experience last summer in Greece "where a friend and professor explained that the fish symbol came from the ancient word to call it in Greek IXOYE elected with a religious intent, because each of the five letters served to identify the initial of the name and titles of the Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior.

Name titled collection today I present ".

For his part, José Manuel Lorca Planes, Bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena has stated that brought him the title of the collection since this word in Greek, which means fish, is a symbol of Christianity.

"Furthermore, this simple picture led many to confess the faith, which is held longer live the commandment of love, which required them to not allow anyone pass necessity, because they were united, a nation with one heart and one soul.

If a simple drawing opened those horizons, hope this beautiful work of Pedro Cano open highways to get closer to each other and work for a new world, best, conquered by the beauty and faith, "concluded Lorca Planes.

Finally, the president of the Foundation Cajamurcia, Pascual Martínez, highlighted the support that is showing the foundation of culture and art in the region and, in particular, the talent of artists such as Pedro Cano, who bear the name of Murcia inside and outside our borders, helping to build a brand linked to values ​​and genius.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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