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Mexican writer Enrique Krauze, winner of the Spanish Orders History Prize | Culture

The Mexican writer Enrique Krauze, in June 2019 in a hotel in Madrid.Jaime Villanueva The Mexican writer and historian Enrique Krauze has won the Spanish Orders History Prize in its III Edition. His candidacy has been presented by the National Autonomous University of Mexico for “his extensive career as a historian, essayist, editor and liberal […]

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Juan José Otegui, a great actor with echo and multimedia | Culture

Juan José Otegui (center) with Juan Echanove and Rosa Manteiga, in ‘El price’. Antonio de Benito “I got to know Juan José Otegui a lot in those nights in Madrid in the seventies”, tells me the actor José María Pou, who shared passionate talks with Otegui, who died this Tuesday in Madrid at the age […]

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The Prado receives the first documented work of Goya | Culture

‘Aníbal Victor who for the first time looks at Italy from the Alps’ (1771), by Francisco de Goya.Jose Baztan Lacasa / Prado Museum The Prado Museum houses the most complete Goya collection in the world with 154 paintings and almost a thousand works including drawings, engravings and documents. But among the few gaps to be […]

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The heirs of the academic who guarded the correspondence between Galdós and Pardo Bazán denounce the disappearance of the letters | Culture

The enigma surrounding the whereabouts of the letters that Benito Pérez Galdós sent to Emilia Pardo Bazán has a new chapter. The heirs of Agustín González de Amezúa y Mayo, member of the Royal Academy of Language (RAE) from 1929 until his death in 1956, who guarded the correspondence between the two Spanish writers of […]

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The Second Spanish Republic turns 90: this is how it was celebrated in the streets | Culture

The Republic was a “wonderful dream turned into a happy reality,” said Manuel Bartolomé Cossío weeks after its proclamation. “The Republic is the work of the people,” wrote Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, then Captain General of Madrid. He arrived with “mass enthusiasm and overflowing enthusiasm”, in a “drunken enthusiasm,” recalled Valeriano Orobón Fernández, anarcho-syndicalist delegate […]

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The Prado sees “well-founded reasons” for attributing the ‘Ecce homo’ to Caravaggio | Culture

‘Ecce homo’ removed from the Casa Ansorena auction in Madrid. “There are well-founded formal and documentary reasons to consider that it is probably the original work of Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.” This is the conclusion that appears in the report that the Prado Museum sent to the Ministry of Culture and the Community of Madrid, […]

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The silent revolution of Johannes Gutenberg with the invention of the printing press | Culture

There is a before and after for humanity after the invention of the printing press at the end of the 15th century. The German Johannes Gutenberg he managed to make one of the most important discoveries in history with it. Before their use, in the Middle Ages, the only way to write books was by […]

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George Benson: a Paco de Lucía of black music | Blog North American route and beyond

North American music still has great pioneers at the bottom of the barrel, but also some of them for lack of claiming even more. One is George Benson, one of the most interesting musicians mixing styles with black pedigree like soul, funk and jazz. Still alive, Benson is a walking encyclopedia, a veritable sound binder […]

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Central Theater of Seville: A day with Jan Fabre behind closed doors in Annecy | Culture

The show is about to start, but the stage is practically empty. Barely a score of people dot the thousand seats in the room. Despite this, nerves are breathed on stage, since those who occupy those few seats are not anonymous spectators, but directors and programmers of important international theaters, exceptional guests to see a […]

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Casa Ansorena: The race against time to buy the supposed ‘caravaggio’ before the auction | Culture

Casa Ansorena received millionaire offers for the course caravaggio which was going to auction with a starting price of 1,500 euros from March 18, the day the exhibition opened, showing the lots that were going to be sold between April 8 and 10. “As soon as I saw the painting I got very nervous, I […]

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