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Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. Named Gadir by the Phoencians, who founded their trading post in 1100 BC, it was later controlled by the Carthaginians, until it became a thriving Roman port. It sank into oblivion under the Visigoths and Moors, but attained great splendour in the early 16th century as a launching point for the journey to the newly discovered lands of America. Cadiz was later raided by Sir Francis Drake, in the struggle to gain control of trade with the New World, and managed to withstand a siege by Napoleon’s army. In the early 19th century Cadiz became the bastion of Spain’s anti-monarchist, liberal movement, as a result of which the country’s first Constitution was declared here in 1812.
From the Artist:
“Looking out from Cadiz to the lights of Tangiers. The mood one of longing the landmasses separated only by this body of water warming and affording such comfort late dusk.
An underpainting of Indian red, enhanced with Moroccan resin washes intoxicating the viewer. The call of the light perceptible.”
Geralyn Mulqueen, Irish Artist, based in Downpatrick Co Down, Ireland.
Geralyn uses colour spontaneously in the emotional translation and captures the essence of reflection and emergence uniquely felt by the individual. The pieces are vital and honest, always allowing for movement and growth. Geralyn has exhibited across Europe – Berlin, London, Paris and Dublin, The MAC in Belfast 2019, Dubai 2020. Featured artist 2019 Stendhal Festival.
|Materials||Linen, Mixed Media & Resin Wash|
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