Busts and Statues

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Bust of William Spratling

Spratling was born in 1900 in Sonyea, Livingston County, New York, the son of epileptologist William P. Spratling. After the deaths of Spratling’s mother and sister, he moved to his father’s boyhood home outside of Auburn, Alabama. Spratling graduated from Auburn High School and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (currently known as Auburn University), where he majored in architecture. Upon graduation, Spratling took a position as an instructor in the architecture department at Auburn University, and in 1921 he was offered a similar position at Tulane University’s School of Architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the same time, he was an active participant in the Arts and Crafts Club and taught in the New Orleans Art School.

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Bust of Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y Mendoza

Dramatist

Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581? – August 4, 1639), one of the greatest Novohispanic dramatists of the Golden Age, was born in New Spain (modern Mexico). Alarcón was the least prolific of all the great dramatists of Spain and is one of the very few Spanish-Americans among the great dramatists of the Siglo de Oro. He wrote less than did others, and many of his works circulated under their names. He took pains to mull over his plays and polish both their versification and their general composition. Fitzmaurice-Kelly said of Alarcón: “There are Spanish dramatists greater than Ruiz de Alarcón: there is none whose work is of such even excellence”

 

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Bust of Don José de Borda:

José de la Borda: In the Plaza Borda, two statues of Don Jose de la Borda, a bust and a full body. Don Jose is considered the main benefactor of Taxco. One of them is placed almost on the pavement in Plaza Borda, next to the former home Borda. This sculpture of the authorship of the sculptor Francisco del Toro, is a work of art in its decor and details, including a Troy Ounce Silver coin he had in his hand and was stolen crooks.

 

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Bust of President Benito Juárez:

Benito Juárez; (21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) born Benito Pablo Juárez García, was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served as the president of Mexico for five terms: 1858–1861 as interim, then 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872 as constitutional president. He resisted the French occupation of Mexico, overthrew the Second Mexican Empire, restored the Republic, and used liberal measures to modernize the country.

 

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Estatuas de Rafúl Krayem:

Singer and compositor born in guerrero, famous for their songs “Taxco de mis amores”, “Camioncito flecha roja”.

In taxco exist two statues in his honor.

 

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Estatua de José de la Borda:

In the Plaza Borda, two statues of Don Jose de la Borda, a bust and a full body. Don Jose is considered the main benefactor of Taxco. One of them is placed almost on the pavement in Plaza Borda, next to the former home Borda. This sculpture of the authorship of the sculptor Francisco del Toro, is a work of art in its decor and details, including a Troy Ounce Silver coin he had in his hand and was stolen crooks.

 

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Estatuas de los penitentes:

Statues of the three penitent  of holy week

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Statue of the  General Vicente Guerrero:

Vicente Guerrero (August 10, 1782 – February 14, 1831) was one of the leading revolutionary generals of the Mexican War of Independence. He fought against Spain for independence in the early 19th century, and later served briefly as President of Mexico

 

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Monument to the miner:

Made in honnor of all the minners of Taxco de Alarcón.