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‘Da Pacem Domine’, by Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt, estonian composer born on this day in 1935, wrote the prayer of peace “Da pacem Domine” to fulfil a commission from Jordi Savall. He began to set this ninth-century Gregorian antiphon two days after the Madrid bombings on 11 March 2004 as his personal tribute to the victims. Since then Da pacem Domine has been performed every year in Spain to commemorate the victims of this terrorist attack. Even while originally composing this four-voice piece, Pärt made allowances for variable scorings. As a result, it exists in several versions, not only for voice but also entirely for instruments.

Performers: Ensemble Vocale Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col

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‘El escándalo’ de Balthus

Envolto em polémica desde a sua primeira exposição individual, em 1934, Balthus produziu na década de 30 do século XX uma série de representações de meninas adolescentes. ‘Thérèse Dreaming’, de 1938, que tive oportunidade de ver no último dia da exposição que o Museu Thyssen em Madrid dedicou ao artista, conseguiu a proeza de gerar uma petição para que fosse retirado do Metropolitan Museum of Art, em Nova Iorque (actualmente a informação no site do museu diz ‘not on view‘).
Um certo moralismo alimenta-se das artes desde, pelo menos, A Origem do Mundo

Thérèse soñando, 1938

Tamara de Lempicka – A Rainha da Art Déco

Tamara de Lempicka [16 May 1898 – 18 Mar 1980] was a pioneer in the development of Art Deco, the most famous movement of her time, marked by the geometric motifs, bright colours and forthright forms of the 1920s aesthetic. The roots of this classic, symmetrical and linear style, which reached its peak between 1925 and 1935, can be traced back to prior movements like Cubism and Futurism, as well as to the influence of the Bauhaus. Lempicka was one of its outstanding representatives in the realm of the visual arts, for which she proved to be a true revolution.

O Palácio de Gaviria em Madrid acolhe a Exposição “Tamara de Lempicka – Reina del Art Déco”, organizada pela Arthemisia [ 5 Outubro 2018 – 26 Maio 2019]

The Girls, c.1930

The Polish Girl, 1933

The Blue Scarf, 1930

La Belle Rafaela, 1927

 

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