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Prado Museum wants to identify a landscape of Spain

Diana
Diana
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The theme to be developed in this text is the following, it turns out that generally when a painting represents either a plant or flowers, the museum looks for people steeped in the subject, that is, experts in what is representative of the painting to investigate and identify with greater accuracy each element that makes up the work.

Regarding this, the museum seeks to identify a landscape represented in a work of a landscape by the painter Agustín Riancho. The painting has been called by the painter Landscape, this work of the s. XIX will be presented on July 15 of this year.

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This painting was given to the museum thanks to a donation from a private collection, where it has always been called Mountain Landscape, but it has never been identified.

It is stated that the restorer Pedro José Martínez Plaza states that, due to the technique and style used, it is probably from when Riancho returned to Spain in 1888, since he had previously been carrying out work in Belgium.

At that time, the painter Agustín Riancho returned to his homeland Entrambasmestas (Cantabria), a town near the Pas and Miera valleys. The specialist assures that this work and the others carried out at that time are directly related to those specific places.

That is why in his search he found Costa Quebrada in addition to the only geological park in the place, after finding them he decided to write to them so that they will help him in the search for the exact place where the landscape portrayed there is located.

He did not have a quick response on the matter, for which he thought that his work would be somewhat complicated without the timely help of experts on the subject.

Mr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, who is the coordinator of this geological park in Costa Quebrada, set himself to the task of contacting other directors of parks in the area and also in a congress he made his concern known to a congress of geologists who were did in those days.

They were immediately interested in the subject, one of them was Luis Arlegui, from the University of Zaragoza from the Department of Earth Sciences, who began to investigate and also shared the search on their social networks, causing many to want to join the search. cause.

Thanks to this, Martínez Plaza received three proposals, two by mail and the other by phone. Apparently Una was from Hoces del Cabriel (between Cuenca and Valencia), although he affirms that this is a different calcareous stone, according to the expert on the subject.

It is also said that it could be the Santa Cruz ravine in Huesca, but they clarify that it is also another type of rock, they postulate other places such as the Pancorbo gorge, all the possible ones evaluated and all disapproved despite the effort.

For this purpose on Twitter, Luis Collantes, makes a request to discover the place, as a result of this many responses have arrived, but none have managed to hit the target.

The search for evidence, to find the place that inspired the painter to make the landscape, deduces that it can be found near a swamp in the Cantabrian mountain range, since several were made in the Republic and the dictatorship, says Martínez Plaza.

This Prado specialist points out that it is the place located in the mountain range in its central sector, since it is next to the place of his old work, a place of passage to Castile, where this type of quartzite, Paleozoic quartzite, is from.

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