Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the National Library of Spain in Madrid to preside over the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Delibes”, showcasing the work of Miguel Delibes. The exhibition, organized by the National Library, commemorates the centenary of Miguel Delibes’ birth.
The Roya couple arrived at the library and after greetings started the tour of the different sections of the library hosting the exhibition. The exhibition is based on Delibes’ life trajectory and his literary universe, also his relationship with cinema and theatre with such emblematic works as Los santos inocentes, Las ratas, La Daddy’s war, Mr Cayo’s disputed vote, The red leaf, The wars of our ancestors or Five hours with Mario.
Miguel Delibes Setién (Valladolid, 1920-2010), was a man of a great many talents. He was a professor of Commercial Law, journalist, hunter, a staunch defender of nature and the sustainable exploitation of natural resources, language academic, writer. He authored an extensive and celebrated literary work, full of unforgettable titles – The shadow of the cypress is long, The road, The rats, Five hours with Mario, The innocent saints, The heretic …, together with a personal trajectory that made him an intellectual and moral reference of his time and in an example of honesty and commitment.
The exhibition collects biographical aspects of the writer less known since his childhood, also details of his work and his meticulous way of working with hand. The exhibition consists of more than 250 works including printed books, original manuscripts of the main works of the writer, as well as his correspondence with other authors, first editions of his books, personal objects, photographs or portraits.
The National Library of Spain has prepared this exhibition with a modern and attractive vision of Delibes, with a warm and fluid exhibition design that will allow visitors to approach the most significant aspects of his life and work through photographs, documents, correspondence, manuscripts and editions of his works, many of them from the writer’s personal library.
The exhibition discusses a great theme of his work ‘Castile’ –its landscapes, its people, the vindication of the rural world-, and how Delibes converted into literary territory, almost legendary, with his work.
Throughout his career, Miguel received the most important awards in Spanish literature: the Miguel de Cervantes Award, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the National Award for Spanish Letters, the National Narrative Award, the Critics Award, the Nadal Award …, in addition to other important recognitions abroad, such as the honorary doctorate from the University of the Saar, in Germany, or the distinction as Chevalier de l`ordre des Arts et de Lettres from the Government of the French Republic.
A video of the tour.
Now to Queen Letizia Style – Continuing her repeat-spree, Queen Letizia of Spain wore Bottega Veneta Mid-Blue Crepe Dress.
Letizia first wore the elegant mid-Blue Crepe Dress having embroidered butterfly motifs – a hallmark of the house Bottega Veneta from label’s 2018 Resort Collection in March 2018 at the presentation of project ‘Digitized’.
Today, Queen Letizia paired the dress with her black Carolina Herrera slingback pumps.
Letizia was carrying her Nina Ricca ‘Arc’ clutch. Queen teamed up the look with her Karen Hallam ring.
Since coming back from Summer break, Queen Letizia has been repeating her wardrobe.
I believe tomorrow at the opening of the Royal Theatre, we will see Queen in new style where she always manages to surprise us. A look back at last year’s stunning style.