lunes, 15 de mayo de 2017

Chocolate Chair


Another pastry work by Paco Torreblanca at Gastroarte2 (MUBAM). Spanish cards can also be eaten.
Below, inspired paint work (Una partida de malilla - A game cards of mallet) by Adolfo Rubio Sánchez (1867).


sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017

The Heart of Murcia

Master pastry Paco Torreblanca was inspired from The entrails of Alfonso X (Las entrañas de Alfonso X), author: anonimous. Torreblanca has made this bloody heart with sugar. As previous pastry sculptures, everything can be eaten. (At MUBAM).
About the picture work: when King Alfonso X "The Wise" died, his heart was deposited at Cathedral of Murcia, because Murcia was loyal to this King when there were battles for the crown of Castilian Kingdom.

viernes, 12 de mayo de 2017

Clerk's Hand

Another pastry work by Paco Torreblanca inspired by Saint Jerome clerk by José de Ribera (Jusepe de Ribera). At MUBAM till june 18th.

miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

Torreblanca Exposition at MUBAM

You can still visit the amazing exhibition of Master Pastry Chef Paco Torreblanca located at MUBAM at Murcia city.
Image: picture collection of details and some of the process to create those amazing edible sculptures.

domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

Pianos on the Street 2017

Yesterday, in addition to WAM Festival, there was held "Pianos en la Calle 2017" (Pianos on the Street 2017). This was the second edition of this initiative organized by Klavier (music stores) and Municipality of Murcia.
A whole day to listen to play pianos. All people who wanted to play those pianos (located on three stages around the city) could play them. A great initiative. Very interesting works were played.
Image: stage at St. Domigo square.
At night, at this place, there was held a piano contest by masters.

sábado, 6 de mayo de 2017

Mambo Jambo at WAM 2017

During the morning of WAM Festival there were free concerts on three stages (three concerts on three stages) today and tomorrow.
Image: Los Mambo Jambo band. A fantastic instrumental band (rok&roll and rhythm&blues 50's style) that I recommend (from Barcelona), At University square.

viernes, 5 de mayo de 2017

WAM 2017

This week has started a new music festival: WAM Estrella de Levante Festival (WAM is the acronym of We are Murcia). This new festival replaces that which for 9 years has been one of the most recognized festivals in Spain within the Indie scene: SOS 4.8 Festival.
From 2 to 7 May: concerts of music, dance, documentary film, gastronomy ... About music, more than 60 bands, also scenarios aorund the city with free concerts.

miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

Gastroarte 2. Find the Monkey.

Another pastry work by Paco Torreblanca master pastry chef. In this case, the painting work was titled "Flower vase" by Daniel Seghers on XVII century (below you can see a better photo of the painting.
Daniel Seghers was a disciple of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Seghers specialized in the painting of flowers, particularly in the form of gussets surrounded by garlands, a genre he contributed to establish with his paintings highly appreciated by European courts.
About pastry work. As previous posts, all you can see, all you can eat. Also the monkey made of chocolate. Can you see the monkey? It is also in the painting work, see below (click on image to enlarge).

martes, 2 de mayo de 2017

Gastroarte 2. Sweet Skull

As previous post, everything that is in the exhibitor is edible: the skull, the book with its pages, the snake ... On this occasion, the master pastry chef Paco Torreblanca reinterpreted the picture that is seen behind: St. Francis of Assisi at the Immaculate Conception (XVII century, author: anonymous). From this distance is not appreciated, but all the sweet elements are in the picture.

lunes, 1 de mayo de 2017

May'17 Theme Day: Let's Eat

The selected theme for May Theme Day this time it could be very delicious: Let's Eat.
For MurciaDailyPhoto has been lucky that right now, you can see in MUBAM "Gastroarte 2", a sample that mixes gastronomy with art. Master pastry chef Paco Torreblanca has chosen four paintings from different periods that are exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Murcia (MUBAM), and he has reinterpreted them in pieces of "goldsmith".
The exhibition began on April 27 and lasts until June 18.
The pastry artist has used cake, caramel stands, mousse and chocolate figures, vanilla cream, cheese and apricot, blown sugar balls and crisp praline, among others.
All the works of pastry are exposed next to the pictorial work on which it has been based.
Image: pictorial work: Saint Michael Archangel by Juan de Juanes (16th century).
            pastry work by Paco Torreblanca, Master pastry chef, wanted to highlight the wings of the archangel. Everything is sugar (the wings). The blue base is also made of sugar and, in the first term, a half sphere of white chocolate sponge cake. So, everything you can eat.
I invite you to visit this exposition or follow MurciaDailyPhoto the following days.

Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.

sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

Taiwan at Burial of the Sardine

One week ago, this parade was held: Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina). A fiesta of Internatiomal Touristic Interest.
As I commented on a previous post, this year had been invited to this fiesta seven groups from seven foreign countries. Each year, the organization of this event by the "Sardineros" is increasing the popularity, the number of foreign groups, the number of toys that are given away (or throwing to people), ... and those increase the number of visitors who come to the city to see and to enjoy this festival and the entire Spring Festival Week.
Image: marching band from Taiwan.

viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

Poopó Intercontinental Band

This marching band from Oruro, Bolivia, was invited to Burial of the Sardine accompanying Diablada Ferroviaria (the oldest carnival group in America), also from Oruro, Bolivia.
Very funny.
At the background, a poster that reads: "La primavera empieza en Murcia" that means: Spring starts in Murcia, at Belluga square.

jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

All in One

Here, all "art in eggs" in one picture. Hope you enjoy them.
This picture is in high resolution so I invited you to click on it and enlarge it to see more details.
Here a picture for the golden egg (background bottom right picture) and about this exposition.
Here, a previous picture.

Which is your favourite egg? 1 to 9 (9 & 10), left to right and up to down.

miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

Eggs at Town Hall

On February I commented about those eggs (ten eggs) which were located on many places at the city of Murcia. During last Spring Festival Week, they were situated at Glorieta square (in front of Town Hall).

martes, 25 de abril de 2017

A Piece of Italy at Burial of Sardine

This year "Entierro de la Sardina" organization had invited groups from Taiwan, Bolivia, Colombia, Lithuania, Holland, Germany and Italy.
Image: group from Italy dressed in Medieval clothes. Awesome spectacle throwing their flags to the air.

lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

By Chance

The capture speed of the camera helped me in this photo. When I pressed the shutter button, the girl in the image waved her flag, and I got the picture you can see. And all because the camera took many time to capture the image.
About image: at a parade in the morning of the Burial of the Sardine last Saturday. A group from Medellin (Colombia).

domingo, 23 de abril de 2017

Trumpet-Man

Today, Sunday, it going to finished Spring Festival Week. A week with lots of parades, colours, foods, music, ...

sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

Burial of the Sardine Day 2017

This is the Sardine that is going to be burned tonight.
Here some photos from previous years: 2011 and 2014.
If you want to know more about "Entierro de la Sardina" (Burial of the Sardine), please, visit labels.

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

Burial of the Sardine is Coming

Many activities for the end of the Spring Festival Week. Tomorrow the great Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina 2017) parade. Yesterday and today, the preambles of the great fiesta, with lost of parades of music and colours around the city.
An International Touristic Fiesta since 2006.
Image: "Diablada Ferroviaria", the oldest carnival group in America from Oruro, Bolivia.

jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

Spring Facade

This is how the facade of Episcopal Palace has been decorated for Spring Festival Week.
Here a photo at the same place some weeks ago.

miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017

Spring is Murcia

The city of Murcia has been decorated as it deserves for Spring Festival Week.
Image: Plaza Circular. Here, how it was decorated at Xmas time.

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

Bando de la Huerta 2017

Each Tuesday after Easter Week is held the Bando de la Huerta parade. It is a parade where it is showing former traditions, clothes, crafts. In addition, garden products are distributed to the public.
It is also a day to enjoy the streets. Thousands of people flood the streets.

lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

Spring Festivities. Fiestas de Primavera Murcia 2017.

Yesterday, (Risen One Day) it started the Spring Festivities of Murcia. A whole week to enjoy the city ofo Murcia to be on the streets, to eat typical murcian food, ...
Image: women dressed and combed with traditional hairstyles. During the floral offering to the patroness of Murcia.

domingo, 16 de abril de 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

The end of Easter Week has arrived with "Procession of the Risen One". A colourful procession.
Ending this procession starts the Spring Festivities Week. You are invited to follow them.

viernes, 14 de abril de 2017

Good Friday 2017

Maybe this is the most knowing procession of Murcia due to the artist who made its sculptures: Francisco Salzillo. Indeed, this morning procession is knowed as "procession of  Salzillos". From XVIII century.
Image: The Capture. Carrying by Murcian nazarenes.

miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Easter Week 2017 (2)

Sculptures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries that show stories of the Bible, the Passion of Christ.

lunes, 10 de abril de 2017

Easter Week 2017

Traditions come out this week.
There are long processions through the streets with pasos - religious floats and sculptures. Religious statues are carried along on the shoulders of the cofrades, members of the cofradías or lay brotherhoods that organize the processions. These are accompanied by penitentes and nazarenos generally wearing long hooded robes. (From Collins definitions)

sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Relative of ...

This could be SpongeBob Squarepants' cousin, on the beach.
At La Farola or Lastre beach at Portman Bay (La Unión).

viernes, 7 de abril de 2017

Fish Farm

One of the fishing businesses of the Region of Murcia is the fish farms.
Region of Murcia is a pioneer in the breeding of bluefin tuna.
Image: fish farm of seabass. Cartagena coast. Mediterranean sea.

jueves, 6 de abril de 2017

Modernism Style

Detail on a facade with modernism architecture style, at Cartagena.
I like to walk through streets of Cartagena to find this beauty.