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Exhibition "An ocean of letters: 50 portraits of Spanish, Portuguese and Ibero-American writers" at the Vila-seca campus CRAI

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Vila-seca campus CRAI

The proposal and invitation for the Department of Romance Philologies to organize the exhibition "An ocean of letters: 50 portraits of Spanish, Portuguese and Ibero-American writers" came from the Union of Professional Journalists of Romania, endorsed by the names of: Mr. Nicolae Ionita, dr. Marian Nencescu, Director of the Department of Culture of the Union of Journalists and Acad. Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Paun.

Mr. Nicolae Ionita has connections in the context of graphic artists in the world and is known in Romania for organizing various exhibitions in his country and abroad with portraits of Romanian writers and for having published several albums and catalogs with personal creations or in collaboration. This year he has launched a large-scale action: an international competition of portraits of the world's great writers: "Tribute to the Great Writers on the World."

In the contest, 500 artists participated and sent more than 2,000 portraits. Drawings by 200 artists from 55 countries have been selected. The Union of Journalists sent invitations to organize exhibitions in various institutions around the world. 64 cultural institutions registered and were able to freely choose portraits of writers. The Department of Romance Philologies of the Rovira i Virgili University has shown interest in the proposal and it can be visited in the different CRAIs on the URV campus.

Dr. Mª Dolores Jiménez, Dr. Mª José Rodríguez, Dr. Mª Isabel Calle, Dr. Lilica Voicu and Mr. Santiago Montes have participated in the organization of this exhibition.


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