VICTORIA DÍEZ Y BUSTOS DE MOLINA Sevilla, November 11th, 1903 Hornachuelos, August 12th, 1936
Victoria’s artistic facet offers a wide and expressive horizon. In an interesting variety of environments and spaces, she projects her esthetics filigree. Makes it possible that the “white and black” of reality enjoys the colors of her dreams
“ Yes, the teacher of Hornachuelos is an artist, in a glance :
“We attended toghether the drawing classrooms in the Fine Arts School of Sevilla in 1921 and 1922. Much better student then me, she helped me in my drawings and made some retouch before presenting them so that I could receive a better evaluation” (Pastora Liñán, Victoria’s friend)
Her friend Pastora Liñán says: “ Having so many skills she never felt pride nor demonstrated selfishness. I began to go to her home and she gave me painting classes. ”
Her handiwork teacher, Ángela Díaz, says about her harmony: “ She was joyful without uproar. She had an extraordinary hability to handiwork but never made ostentation of this, because of her simplicity and humbleness.”
“Up to now I have not been able to realize my desires because I have not found an organization to meet my expectations. But Divine Providence brought me …. and everyday I give thanks to the Lord for having put me in contact with this Association that totally meets my dreams. Since I met the aims it pursues I could not more than love it and I think that only belonging to it I can find happiness. How good is God to give us according to the measure of our desires!” (Letter from Victoria to Josefa Segovia when she was 23 years) In the Teresian Association Victoria’s dream come true.
In Cordoba is Victoria’s tapestry painted with the coat of the Teresian Association of that time, 1925.
By visiting Cheles, on the banks of the Guadiana river, we can say that, by Cheles no one goes unless those who need to go especifically to Cheles She worked as a teacher in her first year and only at that course remained in the village. Her memory is alive. “Went down the street Esperanza, the dressmaker, to greet us and told us”: “I was the messenger of Miss Victoria....., I was 14 years old..., I was preparing to go to the Teaching School, until she left. Miss Victoria had only two interests: the girls and the school, to them all her energies have gone” Esperanza tells us that Victoria has made a curtain of satin for the tabernacle, and that she had two pillows that she had taught her to do... one of them yellow with flowers....
... And one white with many different points, of a girl next to a fence. Esperanza also said: “MissVictoria was very good, very good, he sang and danced on a big table," the daughter of Sir Juan Alba” “MissVictoria was very good, very good, he sang and danced on a big table," the daughter of Sir Juan Alba”
Victoria arrives at Hornachuelos in 1928 and in October 1929, opened her school, where she remains until her death. Currently held as then. The creativity of a teacher makes her to find resources and materials that show her great potential of personal resources
At the end of the first course of Victoria in Hornachuelos she makes a stunning presentation, with pictures and drawings of her girls. A friend of hers visiting from Peñaflor says: "Just knowing her and knowing who she was, I could believe that it was the work of a single course... I returned home astonished with her work and zeal"
Girls want to make pictures. There are many, where Victoria is with the students: At the door of the school, inside, in front of the window of her office, etc. … In some, the students have great ties that were used in parties and that “miss Victoria did," says Carmelita Becerra, a student of her.
Victoria, in her office, alongside the image of the Virgin there was a copy of a prayer of Gabriela Mistral very consistent with her artistic sensibility "To turn on lights you must have fire in your heart. Remember that your office is not a commodity but a service. Think that God has made you “create" the world of tomorrow "