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Pablo Servigne: “The only way to survive this century will be mutual help” | Culture

Pablo Servigne (Versailles, 43 years old) has become one of the most listened to sinking theorists thanks to the repercussion of his latest books, in which the French scientist – from a Colombian mother, which explains his name, his complexion and his Almost perfect Spanish, which he learned “from tapas in Oviedo” – predicts the […]

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The Prado renews its exhibition of European art from the 18th century | Culture

Panoramic of room 23 of the Villanueva building, one of those affected by the reorganization of the 18th century collection.Otero Herranz, Alberto / Prado Museum The Prado Museum looks different these days. Some changes are forced and possibly temporary: less public, more security protocols and the rare privilege, on the other hand, of having a […]

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Naples, the Academy of San Fernando and the room of a 19th century politician: the romantic journey of the supposed ‘caravaggio’

An eccehomo by Caravaggio’s Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), the genius, murderous and heartless painter who was always involved in fights, left Italy in 1656. The Count of Castrillo, viceroy of Naples, brought him to Spain. A growing number of experts believe it is the same painting that appeared at an auction in Madrid this month. The […]

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New journalism in Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century | Culture

The writer Pío Baroja, in the image portrayed by Vicente Moreno, is one of the Spaniards that the Argentine journalist Andrés Muñoz interviewed in 1950.Historical Heritage Photo Library The Metropolitan in New York burned down. In Tokyo, his synthesis of classical dance and flamenco took the palms of the public as if he were in […]

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Lluís Homar: “The man of the 21st century thinks that eternity is immediate” | Culture

Lluís Homar, at the Madrid headquarters of the National Classical Theater Company, of which he is director, in an image taken two weeks ago.Santi Burgos No trace of ego on the walls of his almost naked office as director of the National Classical Theater Company. Just as austere as the character he has played (until […]

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Volodos, a virtuoso of the 21st century | Culture

The pianist Arcadi Volodos during his recital, this Monday, in Zaragoza.Zaragoza Auditorium There is not a Schubert song from which you cannot learn something. It was said by old Brahms walking with his student, Gustav Jenner, around 1890. The comment, which is read in his compilation of memories of the German composer (Marburg, 1905), it […]

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The 21st century knocks on the doors of the cathedral | Culture

The archbishop of Burgos, Mario Iceta, 56, gets up at the end of the interview, says goodbye politely and says: “The funny thing is that here we are not the conservatives, don’t you think?” Iceta arrived in Burgos three and a half months ago and found, among the list of pending issues left by his […]

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A hidden ‘van gogh’ auctioned for a century | Culture

Will the van gogh? It all depends on who is behind the offer, at the moment anonymous, of 13,091,250 million euros that brought down the hammer this Thursday at the Sotheby’s auction house. It was the sale in Paris of one of the most curious works of Vincent van Gogh, Street scene in Montmartre (Escena […]

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‘Nomadland’: an existential western about the economic crisis of the 21st century | Culture

Like in The grapes of wrath famous novel by John Steinbeck of 1939, historical film by John Ford of 1940, the characters of Nomadland They have written in their jaded looks and in the furrows of their faces each of the economic disasters that have occurred in the American society of their respective times, that […]

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Germany to return Benin bronzes looted at the end of the 19th century by British soldiers to Nigeria | Culture

The Director of Museums and Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen, Neil Curtis, poses next to a bronze sculpture from Benin on March 17th.KALYAN VEERA / AFP The German government is preparing, in an unexpected and historic twist, to return to Nigeria the famous Benin bronzes, which were looted by English soldiers in the […]

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