Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid: The street is a canvas and Banksy is its prophet

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Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid: entrance to the exhibitionCírculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid: entrance to the exhibition

When I think of Banksy, I cannot see him, but rather another one of those unpredictable characters, who, even leaving a tangible trace of their passage through the world, continue to be as mysterious and unknown, as the unfathomable abysses of the sea.

First impressionsFirst impressions

Banksy, in my humble opinion, is one more link in that chain of illustrious immortals - Ulysses, the Wandering Jew, the Count of Saint-Germain, Flamel or Chistian Rosenkreutz - who appear in the world every century to stir consciences, contributing, with the innate force of their creativity, a devastating social criticism, which although it may not seem like it, makes, despite the apparent indifference, the greasy asses of their satanic majesties, the oligarchies of the world, stir restlessly in their armchairs.

Without words: Parliament of monkeysWithout words: Parliament of monkeys

In the manner of those anonymous Rosicrucians, holders, according to them, of the spiritual heritage of Humanity, who anonymously covered the streets of Paris with subversive leaflets in the seventeenth century, Banksy proclaims his dissatisfied political and social discourse, turning the streets into canvases from different cities of the world, preceding with his anonymity a fame from which he voluntarily withdraws without concealing his contempt.

’Love is in the air’'Love is in the air'

Some canvases, on the other hand, and some graphically lucid messages, in which it is worth stopping and meditating, long and deeply, about the dreadful drift of the world in which we live, as well as the responsibility that our silence and our complicity it has as a mortgage on the future freedom of our children.


In that sense, his talent makes his expressiveness brutal, heartbreaking, making each canvas a true plea for the crimes of the world.

Vietnam, still very present in memoryVietnam, still very present in memory

Unlike Walt Disney, Banksy's street painting is just as crucial as the original background of the Brothers Grimm tales, albeit without the burden of censorship for children.

Dreaming of a better lifeDreaming of a better life

His attack, without feints, without feints and without set of hips to disconcert the opponent, is always a direct to the jaw of the sensibilities of the citizens.

The phrase says it allThe phrase says it all

If I had to make a comparison, I would say that Banksy is the reincarnation of the Old Serpent, reborn in this western paradise of well-being, who offers the apple of the tree of Good and Evil, to a citizenry made up of millions of Adams and Evas, who live in the state of Big Brother's grace, as he anticipated in his novel, '1984', that other metaphorical reincarnation of John the Baptist, which was George Orwell.

The big problem of immigrationThe big problem of immigration

Conclusion: there is no canvas other than the street ... and Banksy is his Prophet.

Panoramic on black backgroundPanoramic on black background

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Another moment of the exhibitionAnother moment of the exhibition

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid: from December 3, 2020 to May 9, 2021

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Thank-you very much

Hola te cuento que vi el vídeo mientras almorzaba, no tengo muchos seguidores pero quiero que lo vean, lo que más noté es la iluminación en casi todos los recintos , el oscuro era el tono predominante , pero debe tener su objetivo , también me gustaron muchas fotos y protocolo de la máscara muy bien llevado , el celular ya no falta en ninguna parte, mientras alguien habla explicando algo , también ellos pero con su celular, pero esta es la vida actual.
Feliz viernes


Gracias, mano. La gente suele entrar de puntillas por ciertos temas, aunque creo que Banksy y su crítica social, de alguna manera remueve conciencias y eso es esencial, si se quieren cambiar las cosas o ciertas cosas e intentar hacer un mundo mejor y más justo para todos. Feliz sábado