The fascinating landscapes of Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote

Did you know that the design of La Vaguada shopping mall in Madrid was created by Cesar Manrique? But let’s not talk about the capital city. Instead we’d like to introduce the amazing landscapes of the island where the great artist was born. Lanzarote is a land of contrasts: the blinding sunlight and the cool ocean waters, the scorching volcanic sand and the pale blue sky mixing into the enigmatic energy and tranquility that reigns on the whole island. Manrique has managed to translate Lanzarote’s natural beauty into art works better than anybody else. Therefore, it is almost impossible not to recognize his legacy in the northernmost of the Canary Islands. Cesar Manrique’s landscapes came straight out of his imagination and he painted them with his own hands, proving -at least in many examples- that nature and art can really work together, as you can see in Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río… Do you want to know more?

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