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


What a luxury, to enjoy nuances.

Alex Grijelmo

Mesopotamian goddesses

Juan Gelman

Eternity is a violent idea
accumulating future

Juan Gelman

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?



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