Statues - Hither & Thither

Spain
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Canarias

Plaza de la Feria

Benito Pérez Galdós

Las Palmas de GC 1843 - Madrid 1920
Spanish realist novelist. Some authorities consider him second only to Cervantes in stature as a Spanish novelist. He was the leading literary figure in 19th century Spain
(Wikipedia)
Pablo Serrano
1969

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Benito Pérez Galdós   Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Benito Pérez Galdós

Description

Large monument, a large square with on one side a semi circular tiled wall with a quotation, and on one end a large modern statue of Galdós.

Inscription(s)

GALDOS
"Así como de la noche nace el claro del día, de la opresión nace la libertad"
"Imagen de la vida es la novela y el arte de componerla estriba en reproducir los caracteres humanos, las pasiones
las debilidades, … Todo esto sin olvidar que debe existir perfecto fiel de balanza entre la exactitud y la belleza de la reproducción".
Discurso de Pérez Galdós, Madrid 1897

Signature

Serrano | 1969

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Benito Pérez Galdós

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 28°6'48" - W 15°25'14")

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Item Code: esca154; Photograph: 7 January 2015
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