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Anaqronías: a photographic interpretation of Cervantes

31 Jan - 28 Feb


Instituto Cervantes, Manchester



The exhibition Anaqronías: a photographic interpretation of Cervantes, commissioned from Juan Cerón, comes to the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, to display an updated image of female characters that feature in El Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes.

Cervantes´s work continues to be an inexhaustible source of knowledge and inspiration for today´s writers. Artist Juan Cerón, has studied the text closely in order to portray these women through an anachronism that takes figures such as Casildea de Vendalia, Leandra, Antonia Quijana and Doña Giomar de Quiñones from the past to the present day. The representation respects the womens´ roles in the novel but plays with an “aesthetic error” with the intention of impacting against how they are in the book to the modern image depicting them.

The artist wanted to stray from stereotypes by using characters that have less narrative weight and haven´t previously been documented, to reach further into El Quijote and its aesthetics. Anaqronías is an exhibition that uses canons of light and compositions inspired by prominent painters of Baroque realism such as Vermeer, Ribera or Bernini to unveil the beauty represented in Cervantes´s words that gave life to women that, according to Juan Cerón, have been trapped in time, waiting patiently to see the light 400 years later.

The exhibition will be launched on the 31st of January (6 pm) by photographer Juan Antonio Cerón and will remain in the events hall at Instituto Cervantes, Manchester until the 28th of February 2020.


31 Jan
28 Feb
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Instituto Cervantes, Manchester
326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade
Manchester, M3 4FN United Kingdom
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