Interior of the Jaen Cathedral by Joaquín Bérchez

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Venue
Sala de Exposiciones (Antigua Escuela de Magisterio) Jaen. Spain
Dates
06.04 > 30.06.2017
Prize
Free access

Joaquín Bérchez Gómez

Joaquín Bérchez Gómez, born in Montilla (Cordoba, Spain) in 1950, Bérchez is member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos and Full University Professor of History of Art in the University of Valencia, the city where he lives and works, combining the teaching job with his passion for photography and architecture. Joaquín Bérchez has transformed the photographs of the Valencian landscape in another tool for contemplation and for reflecting about territory.

The show gathers panoramic views from Ademuz to La Albufera, the views of the inlands and the coastline, showing accurately the vines, orange trees, palm trees, olive trees, paddy fields...which occur through a juxtaposition of ancient and modern, in an antrophized territory, shaped by human activity. From a vine to the remains of a Roman aqueduct or the still waters of the Mediterranean, the represented Valencian landscape acquires new perspectives in the eyes of Joaquín Bérchez. The professor delight us with pictures of our geography, of our landscape. Another excuse for remembering the recognition and the sentiment towards our territory and towards the landscape and heritage values that it has. The exhibition “Miscelànea Geogràfica” reflects the will and commitment of the University of Valencia to be present in the territoriy, in the local society. Its design and thematic responds to formal and conceptual objectives, in which dissemination through its travelling nature, and reflection through original aspects from the Valencian landscape and from a particular view of the author gain importance.

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