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Valcárcel Alhama visit the exhibition "Comforter of the Afflicted 'with religious images of sculptors Murcia (26/01/2009)

The exhibition features works by Salzillo, Mark Laborda, Lozano and González Sánchez Moreno

The president of the Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, today visited the exhibition Alhama de Murcia 'Consolatrix Aflictorum "(" Comfort of the Afflicted "), organized by Hermandad de los Dolores and Soledad, and which shows the pain and grief of mothers for the loss of a child, with reference to various images of the Virgin Mary every Easter processions in various towns in the region.

The exhibition, which is exposed until 31 January in the parish church of San Lázaro Bishop of that town, meets several of the most important sculptural representations of the Virgin of Dolores and Soledad by some of the most important Murcia sculptors as Salzillo, Lozano and González Sánchez Moreno, among others.

Prior to his visit to the exhibition, Valcárcel signed the book of honor of the Brotherhood, the institution responsible for holding this exhibition which brings together in a triple strand, culture, art and religious sentiment alike.

'Consolatrix Aflictorum' shows the Virgin Mary not only as a great mother who feels loneliness suffering caused by the loss of a child, but also his role as greatly comforted the afflicted and makes it not only from the point of view faith, but welcomes all who suffer because of disease, starvation, poverty, marginalization and social exclusion, drugs, war or any other form of violence.

The exhibition is organized by arranging the images in the aisles and were distributed in the right representations of the Virgen de la Soledad, while the left houses the Painful.

Images of Solitude in the exhibition are those of the mako Poor, by Juan González Moreno, of the Consuelo, the Cartagena Brotherhood Relief, carved by José Hernández Navarro Librilla, by José Sánchez Lozano, Jumilla , by Ignacio Pines, the tomb of Murcia, an anonymous author, and Alhama, conducted by José Planes.

The Painful are those belonging to El Berro, one Gregory Molera, the Puerto Lumbreras, Jose Lozano Roca, of the Brotherhood of the Holy Side of Jumilla, made by Sánchez Lozano, of Caravaca, by Mark Labonte, of Santa Catalina Murcia, the mako and Lorquí Brotherhood, by Salzillo; of Tears Cabezo de Torres, whose authorship is unknown, and Alhama, conducted by Sanchez Lozano.

Also to the right, and finally, in the chapel of the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of Alhama, can contemplate the rest of the images of Easter holders of the town, as the Christ of Redemption, Our Lady of Hope San Juan and Nuestro Padre Jesus, the sculptor José Lozano Roca Magdalena, by Miguel Martínez Fernández; or Veronica, Carmen Sánchez Giner, to which is added the aforementioned Virgen del Rosario, José Capuz work.

Interspersed with images of Mary, also exhibited photographs of the shows 'Humanitatis Pain', which includes images from the cameras of internationally known artists such as Werner Bischof, Sebastiao Salgado, Cristina García Rodero, Mary Ellen Mark and Burt Glinn.

Source: CARM

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