This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote, who is regarded as the island’s most universal artist. It is 25 years since Cesar Manrique lost his life in a traffic accident, and tributes have been paid by tourist centre workers, friends, relatives and local authorities.
This commemoration took place at the cemetery of Haria in the north of Lanzarote, where his body is buried, and celebrated how Cesar Manrique’s art work and paintings helped to protect the island of Lanzarote from excessive exploitation of the tourist industry, and to create landscape features that remind those visiting the island today of this man’s amazing skills.
Children from Haria School also attended this celebration of his life and contributions to art, and his efforts to defend of the beauty of Lanzarote. Flowers were brought to the cemetery to reflect that even after 25 years, Cesar Manrique’s message continues.
Cesar Manrique’s legacy is also shown at Los Jameos del Agua, El Mirador del Rio, Las Montañas del Fuego, El Jardin de Cactus, El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and El Museu de Arte Contemporaneo, El Monumento al Campesino, and his two homes that have been converted into museums in Taro de Tahiche and Haria, where thousands of tourists and residents visit each year.
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