Nature and Misterium towards Culture: César Manrique on the idea of artistic creativity

Paulina Tendera


The article refers to the issues surrounding ideas of art and the creativity in arts. I intend to illustrate such concerns by drawing on the example of the works of César Manrique. The following samples of his work show that the relationship between man and nature can reveal the problem of artistic creativity in a new cultural perspective. This article was written in scientific cooperation with the César Manrique Foundation (Lanzarote, Canary Islands) and is part of a research project conducted by the author and Mr. Wojciech Rubiś.

Słowa kluczowe: aesthetics, culture, César Manrique, art, painting

1. Aguilera F. G., César Manrique en sus palabras [César Manrique in his own words], César Manrique Foundation, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 2014.

2. Ashton D., À Rebours: La rebellión informalista’ [in:] À Rebours: La rebellión informalista, Atlantic Centre of Modern Art, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Queen Sofia National Museum Art Centre, Madrid 1999.

3. Borrego F. C., Preformational stages in César Manriqueʼs latter production’ [in:] César Manrique. Pintura, César Manrique Foundation, Lanzarote 2002.

4. César Manrique, “Diario de Avisos”, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2 December 1979.

5. Dembosz J., Fenomen César Manrique. Życie w harmonii z tradycją i naturą, “Wiadomości ASP” 71, 2015.

6. Galante F., Mirador del Rίo, César Manrique Foundation 2000.

7. Gordillo F. R., César Manrique, Lanzarote 2012.

8. Maderuelo J., Jameos del Agua, César Manrique Foundation 2006.

9. Navarro M., César Manrique [in:] César Manrique. Pintura, César Manrique Foundation, Lanzarote 2002.

10. Santana L., Timanfaya. Restaurante El Diablo, César Manrique Foundation 1997.