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Paco Conesa extols the 'identity of the people' in the Easter unionense (03/04/2011)

The artist unionense Francisco Conesa was yesterday put in charge of voice and face to the Proclamation of Easter in La Union, an emotional utterance in which it emphasized the "authenticity of the processional and identity with the people", which "could put the Easter Mining among the most unique in Spain", he noted.

Paco Conesa, as it is familiarly known inside and outside the art world, gave a solemn speech in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary which emphasized his "pride to be the harbinger of Easter Minera de La Unión", while stressing the aesthetic singularity unionenses processional acts as, in his view, "the most important is the sense of mining that has this Easter, the defining elements of this activity."

In a crowded neighborhood temple, where no shortage of La Union Mayor Francisco Bernabé, and the Municipal Corporation and the Big Brother of the Brotherhood of Christ of Miners, Sunday Alajarín, along with the presidents and numerous Fellowships brothers, Conesa influenced the need to strengthen these elements, because "in them lies the mining identity of the people should feel proud, you can not fight against that reality."

"If Easter does not have its own identity Mining is one among the existing ones in other cities," he said sharply, later adding that "if it respects the identity and authenticity, without trying to compare to the other, Holy Week The Union would stand, no doubt, among the most unique of all Spain. "

Conesa Paco reiterated his gratitude for this year's Easter crier Mining, work that he has described as "an honor" and that it began last Thursday when the Big Brother of the Honorable Guild of Miners Christ, Dominic Alajarín, accompanied him to be received by the highest authority of the Union, its mayor Francisco Bernabé, an act which made him a symbolic gift that seeks to perpetuate itself in years to come.


Francisco Conesa Hernandez (La Union, 1947) was born as an artist and from his earliest years he felt great passion for drawing, color and modeling, which has been reflected in figurative painting and solar, while other art has grown, as theater, where he worked as set designer and costume designer with acclaimed directors and major companies.

After studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid, where he also attends Arts and Decoration, Paco Conesa expands its training from Italy to Brazil: University of Perugia and scholarship to study at the Faculty Armando Alvarez Penteado (San Paulo), path prompted him to fulfill his personal desire to conduct, with exhibitions in the most important Spanish rooms.

Member of the painters of the Festival del Cante de las Minas, Cone is the author of some of the most spectacular scenery designed for mining event and has deployed its fertile creativity in the performance of impressive murals depicting various episodes and mysteries of the Christian faith such as 'Triumph of the Church' in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Union, 'Arrival of St. James' Church in St. James Portman, or 'Coronation of the Virgin' at the hermitage Virgen del Llano de Aguilar de Campo (Palencia).

In addition, he is one of the leaders of the renaissance art processions in the Union and author of some of the most representative images of the Mining Easter.

This is the case for the 'Virgen del Rosario in Sorrowful Mysteries', 'Virgin of Charity', 'Mary Magdalene', 'Virgen de la Soledad "and" Reclining Christ', all with the distinctive stamp of the artist that of overwhelming expressivity that walks like a catechism moving through the streets of La Union on Thursday and Friday.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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