Menina Black & White
Year 2014 reissue
Sculptor: Gloria Tellez
Size: 6" 3/4 x 6" 1/2 x 3" 3/4
MARGARITA TERESA DE AUSTRIA
My name is Margarita Teresa de Austria. I was born on July 12th of 1651. Daughter of Philip IV and Mariana from Austria, I am well known as “the Menina” thanks to the picture painted by D. Diego de Velazquez, who immortalize me among my family and companions ladies, when I was only five years old.
In 1663 when I was twelve, I was engaged with my uncle Leopold I of Habsburg, brother of my mother. Due to my father´s death Felipe IV and for several political reasons as succesion rights, the wedding was delayed for three years until April 25th, 1666, I got married by proxy.
Six months last my trip to Viena where I was received by the Emperor, who celebrated my arrival with great feasts.
Unfortunatly my life was short. I had four children, two sons and two daughters, but only one survived, María Antonia de Austria. On March 12th 1673, I pass away when I was only twenty two, when I gave birth to my fourth daughter.
Someone said: you die when you come into the forgetfulness túnnel, but this is not my case.
Icon of Madrid, I always woke up restlessness. Many people have studied the picture and symbols of the painting by Diego Velazquez titled “Las Meninas” exposed at the Prado Museum. Never before I went out of the Prado until Mr. Carlos Sanchez a great admirer, had the idea to use me as a business advise, the replicas were developed by the Valencian artist Mr. José Puche.
Finally a couple of years later on December 22th 1996, I was exhibited between my mother Mariana and Mr. Velazquez on the balconies of the Count de Casal Palace, facing to the Prado Museum.
My body rests in Austria, in the Capuchinos Monastery Crypt of Viena, but my soul returned to Madrid and I still here giving a cause to talk and as inspiration to new artists.
This work is a new reissue of the Menina of Velazquez / Guernica. In our store, it can be found in three sizes and different finishes.
Bronze Finish, painted in black and white and Nickel.
History: SKULTURAM's team started to make sculpture works in 1998. Since then, they have covered a long walk, experimenting with shapes and materials, seeking, in each work or idea, to capture the beauty of art with their hands.
Being inspired by art works or artists, and stamping the personal and unmistakable imprint of sculptors, they produce unique sculptures, without forgetting their main aim which is to decorate one corner of your house or to be a unforgettable gift.
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