Organized by the Society of Friends of Drawing and Engraving with the support of the San Fernando’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, have made public the awards for the 2021 edition. Among the winners, our colleague, Professor Rosa Vives.
The Ceán Bermúdez Award for the Arts of Drawing, Engraving and Illustrated Book distinguishes individuals and corporations, institutions, legal persons, organizations or public or private entities that have excelled in the field of artistic and cultural creation or have lent Notorious services in the promotion, development, trade, collecting or dissemination of the arts of drawing, printing and illustrated books.
JUAN AGUSTÍN CEÁN BERMÚDEZ (Gijón 1749 – Madrid 1829) He was the prototype of the illustrated scholar, a fundamental character for the history of Spanish art, a kind of catalyst for very diverse aspects in this field such as historiography, art criticism, collecting, the history of painting, of architecture. and Spanish sculpture, and also engraving. Not only did he maintain a close relationship with Goya and other artists of the time, but he was also a fundamental piece in the circle of politicians and intellectuals such as Jovellanos, Iriarte, Moratín, Vargas Ponce and many others who tried to regenerate the country through the education, culture, economics or politics.
The awards ceremony will be on October 1, Friday, at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid).