Escudo de Castilla y León

Heraldry societies

Heralds International, badge of the heraldic artists

I am:

  • heraldic artist member of the Society of Heraldic Arts,
  • member of The Heraldry Society,
  • honoured member of The International Heraldry Society,
  • heraldic artist member of Heralds International,
  • correspondent fellow of the Asturian Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy,
  • correspondent fellow of the Institute of Historical Research Bances y Valdés, Principality of Asturias,
  • correspondent fellow of the Academia de Letras e Artes da Guiné-Bissau, and
  • honorary pursuivant of arms extraordinary of the Heraldry Society of Africa.
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Location map

The following map shows the location of my studio in Madrid in the Paseo de la Castellana 135, just where the street of Sor Angela de la Cruz is born from the Plaza de Cuzco.

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The sculpture of straight bars of stainless steel rotated around an axis made by Andreu Alfaro in 1979, with its 12 meters high, helps the location of my studio.

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Credits: Andreu Alfaro is the author of the sculpture.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Emblemata; 1999

Baron of Valdeolivos Emblematic Chair, of the Fernando el Catolico Institution, of the Centre of Scientific Research (C. S. I. C.) and of the Government of Zaragoza, «Emblemata», Volume 5th, Emblemata Aragonese Magazine about Emblems (E. R. A. E.), 484 pages, 124 pictures, ISSN 1137-1056, Legal deposit Z.3.937 1996, printed by the Cooperativa de Artes Gráficas Librería General, Zaragoza, 1999.

Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: Magazine and Castilian language.

Author: Cátedra de Emblemática Barón de Valdeolivos.

External link:

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Freedom and legitimacy to adopt arms

In Spain we are all legitimated to adopt and have our own coat of arms, it is a privilege that we can give ourselves in a pure exercise of freedom, is a right that has been passed down to us throughout our history, and it is as beautiful and simple as it seems.

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Fernando Garcia-Mercadal and García-Loygorri is one of the experts who best described this idea when he writes: «It is the adoption itself... the original way of acquiring a personal blazon that consists of the intellectual of a new coat of arms by whom it intends to make it his own, having the capacity and intention to assume it and subject it to heraldic laws and customs...» and on the basis of it makes us notice that «it can be maintained that every person... has the right, nowadays, to take on new arms, with the exception of blazons owned by others or the acquisition of one which is contrary to law». According to the same author, the proper adoption of a coat of arms has 3 outstanding features [García-Mercadal y García-Loygorri, F.; 2012; page 281]:

  • «Is an act... that can have legal effects,... which implies an intellectual creation,... the mental invention of a certain form and contents that in Western culture are known as coat of arms or blazon»,
  • «Has an identifiable purpose, inasmuch as its object is to be represented by means of the same and, as the case may be, transmit it to its heirs» and
  • «is not an act of free will, since the suitor must submit his armories to design rules».
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Conception, a phase with three activities

Elicitation and ideation:

  • Its objective is to acquire all the signifieds, the ideational components, which must be represented in the blazon as well as the conceptual and symbolic ideation of the shield.
  • Its output must be a candidate representation alongside one or more alternative depictions.
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Heraldic research and critique:

  • Its purpose is to compare the candidate design with the proposed alternatives, first by its heraldic investigation and comparison with other blazons and finally by its esthetic relative estimation.
  • The crop will be the documented decision on the chosen design.

Creation of a sketch of the coat of arms:

  • The aim is the realization a first exhibit of the translation of the blazon into a shield. The activity includes a delineation of the future ornament with at least the motto.
  • The result must be an initial acceptance by the future owner and may be an agreement for a refining cycle going back to any of the previous stages.
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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2008

210 paintings with ink, watercolor and other media

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Automatic painting 1991/2004, 210 paintings with ink, watercolor and other media», registered as painting in the Intellectual Property Registry of Madrid, request code M-1583-08, and registration number 16/2008/9490, Madrid, 25th of February of 2008.

Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

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Registration in the AGPD

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This personal data file is registered in the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AGPD) with the following identification and description data:

  • Title holder: Antonio Salmerón Cabañas.
  • Registration code number: 2093060094.
  • Registration number: T77109/2009.
  • Shipping number: 05262452Y29A2009141808.
  • Date of registration: October 29, 2009.
  • Registration time: 14 hours : 20 minutes : 31 seconds.
  • Purpose: the offer and provision of professional services for people and institutions, and also the realization of all those activities that are associated to the provision of these services, including activities such commercial, identification of requirements, creative activities, design, technical and plastic execution, delivery of results, consulting services, administrative activities, etc..
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Dr. Antonio Salmerón y Cabañas,
Paseo de la Castellana 135, 7th floor,
28046 Madrid, Spain.