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Wine, Inspiration and Colour at El Grifo

Monday April 11, 2011

Wine, Inspiration and Colour at El Grifo

The Wine Museum at El Grifo, the oldest bodega in the Canary Islands, plays host to a new exhibition this month, featuring the paintings of the Canarian artist Octavio O'Shanahan Juan.

Entitled Wine, Inspiration and Colour the canvases have been created by O´Shanahan Juan during visits to numerous bodegas across the Canary Islands.

The artist credits the colour of the grapes as one of the factors that has heavily influenced the creative process. Whilst the natural elements of earth, water, fire and air contribute to the cultivation of vines and the resulting fruit which is harvested, giving each its own personal history.

His experience of each individual wine begins a unique creative process which ends in the production of numerous canvases that encapsulate movement, growth and transformation. Just as each wine reaches its moment of maturity, each canvas attempts to capture the enduring characteristics of every harvest.

The exhibition at the Museo del Vino at El Grifo in Masdache, runs throughout April. It will then be open every day from 10.30 to 18.00.

Read more about the history of wine making on Lanzarote.


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