Monday, 23 June 2014

7 July, Saint Fermín




Pedro Armestre got the prestigious Ortega y Gasset journalism prize for photography in 2014.
Pamplona during the "Sanfermines" festival

"I look so that others can see" Pedro Armestre



Quote



What a luxury, to enjoy nuances.




Alex Grijelmo

Mesopotamian goddesses




Juan Gelman




Eternity is a violent idea
capitalist
accumulating future











Juan Gelman
1930-2014

about painting




Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret: Young Watercolorist in the Louvre, 1891.



Michel Cheval




Sala dell'Albergo restoration in Venice, Accademia Galleries






Saturday, 21 June 2014

Summer quiz



What word in English and some other languages derives from an old Iranian word?









Nope...












Nope...









and the answer is....




















(as is in French paradis, Spanish paraíso, German Paradies, Italian paradiso, Finish paratiisi, Dutch paradijs, Hungarian paradicsom, Greek παράδεισος...)


Monday, 9 June 2014

Remedios Varo





Today I love this painting by Remedios Varo: Papilla Estelar, 1958


As regards important exhibitions, it is all about El Greco in Spain this year. Last year it was all about Surrealism (according to some, in order to mirror "l'esprit du temps").

 If you'd like to check a list with all the works that were featured at the exhibition "Surrealism and the dream" at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, you can find them all on this microsite, just click here.





Love, life and laughter









Thursday, 1 May 2014

Sorolla Museum, Madrid


A well-loved museum in Madrid, and according to some reports, the best loved one.

All you need are roses, I wish.
(Some of these photos are from last year's temporary exhibition "Gardens of light").


























































Madrid Fashion Week favourites, fall-winter 2014