The incredible ocean statue of Neptune (Poseidon) in Gran Canaria, Spain

Sculptor Luis Arencibia

Statue of Neptune (Poseidon) by Luis Arencibia in Spain, Gran Canaria.

Wiki: Born in Telde, Gran Canaria, he was the son of the muralist José Arencibia Gil (1914–1968). He moved to Madrid to pursue higher studies in Philosophy and Theology, and established his residence in Leganés, a town south of the capital. In the 1970s he took part in the opposition movement to the dictatorship: he was a clandestine member of the Organización Revolucionaria de Trabajadores, the Partido Socialista Obrero Español, and finally the Partido Comunista de España in Leganés, of which he was a member from 1975 to 1986.3 He was also a member of the Comisiones Obreras trade union.

Greece High Definition: Sculptor Luis Arencibia carries the sea in his piercing stare, as did poet Rafael Alberti. The Atlantic glint in his eye has an explanation and an origin. As a boy, the artist used to swim out to the point of volcanic rock that poked out over the sea on the south side of Melenara Beach, in Telde (Gran Canaria). Many years later, Arencibia would create a four metre high bronze sculpture of Neptune that still towers over the area to this day, and which allows the lord of the seas to look out over his kingdom from his watch tower.

The story of the sculptor who elevated the king of the seas onto this stone throne on the water’s surface demonstrates just how each place possesses its own particular biography. In this case, the Melenara Beach can rightly boast of being a place for tranquil people, of still waters and a preaceful environment. The same tale is written daily on the fine sand of mostly volcanic origin along the coast of Telde, a coastline in which the sun is nearly an ever-present, illuminating upon a scenario of happy tales.


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