Art, // November 11, 2022
Exposición El Cantar de mi Guitarra — ART
Exhibition – The Singing of my Guitar
Next Sunday, November 13, Lewinson Art will present the exhibition “El
Singing from my guitar” at the Mexico-Israel Cultural Institute. On this occasion, Lewinson Art invited artists to intervene both silhouettes of guitar-shaped wood, like real guitars.
This musical instrument of the family of chordophones, that is to say the instruments They produce their sound by vibrating the strings. It’s a string instrument pressed. The origins of the instrument come from civilizations of Asia Minor (Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians…) of. 2,500 B.C. Since then chordophones have been have developed in many different ways over time with different string numbers and shapes. Some instruments of the family are the cuatro, the ukulele, the requinto, the charango and different types of guitarrón, such as the Mexican Guitarrón, often used by mariachis.
The guitar as we know it today is the heir to the instrument that Antonio de Torres devised, a builder from Almeria who established the canons and current proportions. The guitar is today a versatile instrument that is used both in classical music and in popular music. in his version electrified is the most used instrument in genres such as blues, rock and heavy metal. She is also the protagonist in popular roots music from Spain and Latin America. It is worth noting the importance that the guitar has in flamenco, musical genre that was born in Spain during the eighteenth century. In the nowadays flamenco guitarists usually use a guitar with slight variations in construction, known as flamenco guitar.
Guitar classical is also quite frequent among singer-songwriters. The origins and evolution of the guitar and its family are not very clear, since numerous Similar instruments were used in ancient times, so it is usual to follow the trajectory of this instrument through the pictorial representations and sculptures found throughout history. There is archaeological evidence in bas-reliefs found in Alaça Hüyük (northern modern Turkey) that around 1000 BC the Hittites and Assyrians created stringed instruments similar to the lyre, but with the addition of a resonance box, so they would be predecessors of the guitar. Representations have also been found in ancient Egyptian drawings that resemble the guitar.
There are several hypotheses about its origins. One of them gives Greco-Latin origin and states that it is a descendant of the fidicula. Another one of the most popular considers that the guitar is an instrument introduced by the Arabs during the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and that later it evolved in Spain.
The point is that it is an instrument that was invented many years ago, that was can be heard as both acoustic guitar as well as electric guitar, achieving wonderful sounds that arouse many emotions. And what better than combining music with the plastic arts. So we’ll have the honor of presenting guitarist Keph Martínez, who will delight us with Latin American music.
The artists that make up this exhibition are: Mercedes Arellano, Elvira Cohen, Yanet Cuellar, Zoila Espinosa, Arturo Ezquerro, Rocio Garibaldi, Isabel Guzmán, Rubén Himelfarb, Letiff Kassin, Alex Lerner, Lito de la Isla, Lilly Margolis, Melinda Margules, Judy Masri Diwan, Viviana Martinez Minutti, Ana Montes, Aliza Morgenstern, Vero Padilla, Martha de la Parra, Lola Pelayo, Elia Pérez, Guily Shaooli, Rocío Valadez Acuña, Yolanda Veytia and Bela Zaga, who with great talent and creativity involved both guitar silhouettes and guitars true, in both abstract and figurative style, with different techniques, achieving a whole range of colors.
These beautiful works will make you vibrate.
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