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Isabel García Lorca

We all know about Federico García Lorca, but what about his sister Isabel García Lorca?

She was born on the 11st of October 1909 in Granada. She was the younger sister of 4 children. At eight years old her parents entrusted her education to Gloria Giner, wife of Fernando de Los Ríos. 

Isabel began her University studies in Granada in 1929 and she continued in Madrid between 1932 and 1934. There she studied Philosophy and Literature.

With the Civil War she had to exile, first to Brussels and then to the United States, where she was a teacher at the New Jersey College for woman. She was also a teacher at the Hunter College in New York and later at the Sarah Lawrence College. She returned from exile in 1951, and in 1955 she participated in the creation of the Association of University Women. After the death of Franco, her position as a teacher of Literature at the Prado Bazán Institute in Madrid was renamed.

Since 1984, she was the president of García Lorca Foundation, which manages the legacy of his brother Federico García Lorca.

“Tatabel” better known as Isabelita, the bright girl of Federico, the dear friend of María Zambrano, the lighthouse of the Federico García Lorca Foundation, died in Madrid on the 9th of January 2002.

She died as she liked to live: “with the house full of people, all around”.

Isabel reading with her brother Federico

 

 

Fuentes: http://www.planetadelibros.com y wikipedia.

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Carmen Jiménez Serrano “La Zubia”

She was born on the 21st of September in 1920 in la Zubia, Granada. She was a painter and a sculptor. She became teacher of modeling at the University of Fine Arts of Seville, she an academic at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Granada.

She started her artistic studies at the School of Arts and Crafts in Granada shortly after the Civil War ended in 1939.

Later she went to the school in Madrid, thanks to her income and a scholarship from the city council of her hometown. There she studied painting and discovered her interest for sculpture.

About her style, aesthetics is her main interest — the beauty of the forms and volumes, full of rhythm, proportion and harmony, where the interest for the human figure predominates.

Juan Manuel Miñarro, an Andalusian sculptor, highlights her quality as an artist and as a teacher. The painter and sculptor Ricardo Suárez emphasizes her expressiveness with clay, her stone carving and her great mastery in volumetry.

Her work can be found in the Contemporary Museum of Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes, the library of the University of Granada or the Fine Arts Museum of Seville.

Carmen Jiménez got the Medal’s Honor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts

She was awarded the Medal of the Circle of Beautiful Arts in Madrid (1949), the National Prize of Sculpture (1951), the Medal’s Honor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Santa Isabel of Hungary and the Gold Medal of Granada.

She died on the 19th of October in 2016 in Seville.

Some works of Carmen Jiménez

La Danza. Gardens to the Royal Hospital. University of Granada.

 

 

Fuentes: http://www.ineselo68blogspot.com y http://www.foroexbar.com

Celebrating Book Day: Federico García Lorca

lorcaWhen Lorca was murdered by Franquist officials, they burned/burnt his books. They wanted to wipe out any trace of Lorca’s existence. Like many other Spanish people, his body has not been found and is probably in a mass grave.

Audio. MF (teacher) reads out a bio on Lorca at Poets.org, a US American Poetry website, and makes a couple of brief comments. Listen here: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0H612ziPfGy

Articles. Here is a recent article published in British The Guardian newspaper. And another article

Website. Casa-Museo de Lorca. Museum-House

Video

We couldn’t find a video where Lorca’s poems are read with an Andalusian accent. 😦 Please, let us know if you do!