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Hundreds of portraits in a Little villaje of Spain
31 January 2013 @ 23:37

       Today I want to tell you a curious story: a painter from a little village of Salamanca (North-west of Spain) has painted the portrait of the 388 inhabitants of that village.

      In 1967, many inhabitants of that village (Mogarraz) wanted to search a job in Germany, France or Argentina.Then, they need to have an Identify card.Therefore, the photographer of Mogarraz made pictures to all the neighbors.

      Then, the painter from Mogarraz, Florencio Maillo has painted the portraits of all the neighbors, looking at those pictures that were asked by Alejandro Martín (the first Mayor in the Spanish Democracy).

A street of Mogarraz with portraits on facades.

      This village is situated in the South of Salamanca, where the inhabitants are named “Los Serranos”.Well, but Florencio Maillo has painted to the inhabitants of Mogarraz on the facades of their houses.

A facade with portraits

      Florencio Maillo has worked this project on some giants canvas sheet, on the facades of all the houses.The current Mayor, Concepcion Hernández, has said: “It is as if the neighbors were back to life; and it is so, because their memory emerges among us”.Some examples of this people are the portraits of: the teacher, Mr. Florencio Guzmán (“Castelar”); also the innkeeper, the Uncle Ambrosio.Also, the shoemaker, the Uncle Agapito.

      Today, Mogarraz live from the Ecological Agriculture and from the Tourism of Nature.

      The President of the Council of Salamanca has said that “This exhibition is unique and unrepeatable”. The County Council has supported this exhibition.

      I hope that you can arrange a trip to Mogarraz, in order to see, personally, those portraits.

Kind regards,

Luis.

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