2015

50 Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture

Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores

of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

What is the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture?

On Junuary 10, 2014, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, proposed to approach the Extraordinary Queen Sofia Prize, which until now was included in the Autumn Hall and reserved only to members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The Queen Sofia Prize of Spainsh Association of Painters and Sculptors is one of the the first and oldest of the five prize that have the same is called in Spain: Queen Sofia Prize of the Royal Patronage on Diability, of the Ministry of Health; Queen Sofia Prize for Musical Composition of the Ferrer-Salat Foundation; Queen Sofia Prize against Drugs of CREFA and Queen Sofia Prize of Iberian Amarican of the University of Salamanca and National Patrimony.

Our institution has the honor and the privilege to have the Queen Sofia Prize since 1964. This prize was created for the Autumn Hall in that year and was born as the highest award granted in this Hall after the Medal of Honor.

It was given for the first time in the XXXV Autumn Hall in the Retiro´s Palace, atended by the Princes Mr Juan Carlos and Mrs Sofia. Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia, in gratitude, accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, being frequent from then her presence in these and other associative acts.

The honorary prize of more prestige among the associates happened to be denominated in 1980 Queen Sofia Extraordinary Prize. The award-winning artists, beyond styles and trends, together constitute a magnificent exponent of the stylistic diversity and freedom in which art has been moving since the last third of the last century until our days.

The Queen Sofia Prize For Painting and Sculpture celebrates 50 years, becoming one of the oldest in Spain and the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, has been able to economically endow with 20.000 euros

With the important patronage of GOOGLE, the call will be open to all the artists of Spain. This will be the true triumph of art and of the founders of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors whose created the Autumn Hall and according to their own words “Art ruled by artists”.

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to rewad creativity, passion for beauty and work at the service of human being. We want that an original work to be admired all over the world and that produces a deep emotion in those who contemplate it. And all this from the hand of this Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Who formed the jury of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize?

The jury of the 50th Reina Sofía Award for Painting and Sculpture: Esperanza Ibáñez, Javier Sierra, Rafael Canogar, Antonio López, José Gabriel Astudillo López, Julio López, Tomás Paredes, Alejandro Aguilar Soria and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez.

Opening of 50 Queen Sofía Prize

rancisco Ruiz Antón, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Google Spain and Portugal, during his speech before the watchful eye of Jose Gabriel Astudillo López, president of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the Secretary of State for Relations with the Cortes, José Luis Ayllón, Reina Sofía and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Culture of the Community of Madrid, Ana Isabel Mariño.

The Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors read the minutes of the Jury of the 50 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture.

The Queen Mrs. Sofia delivering the Prize to Juan José Ramírez.

The President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, delivers to Queen Mrs. Sofia a commemorative plaque of the 50th anniversary of the award that bears his name. The plaque was made by the sculptor Julio López Hernández.

Who won the 50 Queen Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture? And who were the finalists?

The winner of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

One of the finalists of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

One of the finalists of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

One of the finalists of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

One of the finalists of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

One of the finalists of the 50 Queen Sofia Prize of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The artworks that participated in the exhibition were ...

A good way to represent the abstract word "memories".

A way to bend a sculpture.

Snow in the city.

A running man, seen from different points of view.

A good way to represent the concept of "submission".

Rural landscape.

Another way to sew.

Insane because of horses.

Modern taurine vision.

Modern color study.

How to pass a liquid from one container to another.

Who will be the lover and who the clueless?

How to build an artwork.

A mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay (Ancash Region).

Landscape with salt dunes.

We must take care of this kind of things...

Why he has a blue toe? Any idea?

Place where a union occurs.

Her eyes opened like two balloons when he was trying to make a bubble.

Like the stigmata of slavery or the infamy of time ago?

Marbles, each one represent a different world.

Why she doesn't run away?

The sea does not only carry suitcases...

Portrait of Mary with loose brush-stroke.

Pronouncing a prayer to a divinity...

Exterior line that delimits the drawing of a figure.

A breed of gorilla that is a fully mature male who is instituted as an experienced male and male alpha leader of a mountain gorilla group in the wild and natural environment.

What is she painting?

The world is very different from how it is in dreams.

It is advisable to look for the positive side.

Works that we thought that they were obsolete, they return.

Some things never end,even if we think so.

Rural landscape.

Alicia posing for the author.

Protective, breathing and other mechanical function ... The metamorphosis affect them?

Period of the life of the person where they stop being a child and they become an adult.

Modern version to show the meaning of bullfighting.

And if everyone wants to have the same origin?

What is Isabel playing?

Portrait of Queen Mrs. Sofia.

The most popular character of the Commedia dell'Arte, a performance of the sixteenth century.

Child on the shore of the beach.

Urban landscape.

Many cartoons in this artwork.

Many materials to try to touch the sky.

The world's largest penguin breed.

The third cultural-museum center of Madrid.

Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores
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Thanks:
 
The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors would like to thank the collaboration of Google for the development of this announcement.

Especially we thank Marisa Toro, Barbara Navarro, Esperanza Ibanez and Francisco Ruiz Anton, for your trust and support.

The AEPE, likewise, wants to show its appreciation to those responsible for the El Águila Regional Archives Community of Madrid and the Ministry for Tourism and Culture Madrid, represented by its Vice-Minister, Carmen González, for the facilities borrowed for the exhibition.

Thanks extensive and especially Javier Sierra, for their advice and help and Alejandro Aguilar Soria to design the visual image of the event.

Special mention brothers Miguel Angel Maria Luisa and Codina, worthy heirs of the historic foundry Codina, and Julio Lopez Hernandez for his selfless contribution of the commemorative medal of this Award has been flattered to S.M. Queen Sofia.

We would also like to thank the members of the jury and all participating artists, selected and awarded.

Design of the poster of the exhibition:
Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Curator:
Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Coordinates:
Itziar Zabalza Murillo

Editor:
Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores
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Email:administración@apintoresyescultores.es

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