granada la bella
where anything is possible
Here in López Sancho’s famous caricature, we see Prize-winner Diego Bermúdez, El Tenazas, and his select audience at the Cante Jondo Competition held in Granada; June 1922.
Lorca there in the middle of the audience, clutching his forehead. Manuel de Falla is just in front of him or beside him.
At the front, in the thick glasses is Andrés Segovia.
La nina de los peines, Pastora Pavón, is waiting for her turn, the only woman, foreground left.
Martín Domínguez Berrueta, Professor of the History of Art.
the numbers, 2,368 officially matriculated students in the year 1911-12, enabled a close, informal relation between students and teachers, as in the case of Martín Domínguez Berrueta, Professor of the History of Art.
Martín Domínguez Berrueta (1869-1920), was Professor of the Theory of Literature and Arts in Granada from 1911 to 1920. He was influenced by the Free Institute of Education and sought to overcome the traditional formality of the Spanish University and to create an atmosphere based on sharing and cooperation. From 1913 he organised his annual study trips. Mora congratulates Buerrueta on managing to secure from the ministery a modest subvention for these study trips, which all seemed to pass through Salamanca, the professor’s home town. It was on return from his second trip, Mora points out, that Lorca came home with the notes for his first book in his suitcase.
Lorca’s friend, José Mora Guarnida, describes Berrueta thus: “He was a spectacular parody of a teacher. His cheap histrionics and his vanity inclined him towards exaggerated and exalted attitudes.”
Nevertheless, his influence, along with that of Fernabdo de los Ríos, t the university in general and on Lorca in particular, is indisputable.