Flamenco Star Enrique Morente, the Central Focus of Aurora Carbonell’s Exhibition

The Morente-Carbonell family performing during the exhibition La Aurora de Morente (Javier Conde and Estrella Morente in the foreground). Photo by Manuel Rodríguez
The Morente-Carbonell family performing during the exhibition La Aurora de Morente (Javier Conde and Estrella Morente in the foreground). Photo by Manuel Rodríguez
The art exhibition ‘La Aurora de Morente’ (Morente’s Aurora) presents art works made in the past three years by Enrique Morente’s widow, Aurora Carbonell. Shortly before he passed away, Enrique Morente asked his wife to continue painting and creating, and to show her works. Now, one of the flamenco master’s last wills has become a reality.

‘La Aurora de Morente’ will be on display at the Salón de los Balcones and Salón de Té at Madrid’s Teatro Español, February 15-25, Tuesday through Saturday from 17:00 to 19:15 and Sunday from 16:00 to 18:30. Admission is free.

The exhibition is centered on the image of the flamenco genius and consists of paintings made with various techniques, along with drawings and sculptures. It’s a sincere and fresh work, born out of inner necessity. “There are no unique references, it could be Lorquian (Lorca) while at the same time expressionist, Picasso-like while also contemporary,” says the exhibit’s curator, Amaranta Ariño.

The exhibition will also feature three performance art presentations that wil take place at the exhibition location, where aurora will participate along with grandmother Rosario Muñoz, children Estrella, Soleá and Enrique Morente, together with other family members.

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