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The owners of the only portrait of Botticelli in Spain choose to exhibit it in Valencia in front of Madrid and Barcelona | Culture

‘Portrait of Michele Marullo Tarcaniota’, by Botticelli, at the Prado in 2004.Paco Torrente Portrait of Michele Marullo Tarcaniota, the only portrait preserved in Spain of the Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli (Florence, 1445-1510), will be exhibited this summer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia. The Guardans-Cambó family, owner of the work, declared an asset […]

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Bill Brandt, on the border between beauty and sinister | Madrid

An aura of mystery and beauty surrounds Bill Brandt’s photography (Hamburg, 1904-London, 1983) with its opaque shadows, its streets lit only by the moon, its nudes that turned distorted bodies into abstract sculptures … This added to his work in the dark room, without fuss when it came to retouching the negative until he achieved […]

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The police investigate the theft of a sculpture and three paintings at the Miguel Ángel hotel in Madrid | Culture

Three police officers in Madrid.Eduardo Parra / Europa Press The National Police investigates the robbery committed this Sunday at the Miguel Ángel hotel in Madrid from which four works of art valued at 340,000 euros were stolen, according to Efe. Among the pieces, the agents suspect that there is a work by the Valencian painter […]

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The Francos keep 800 books by Emilia Pardo Bazán in their building in Madrid | Culture

Francisco Franco’s widow, Carmen Polo, took part of Emilia Pardo Bazán’s library to number 8 Hermanos Bécquer street in Madrid after the fire that devoured Franco’s dining room and bedroom and caused significant damage to the Torre de la Chimera, the literary watchtower of the writer. There are now preserved, according to sources close to […]

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The Wigmore Hall in Madrid says goodbye to the season | Culture

The centenary Wigmore Hall, a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, in the heart of London, it is one of the great European musical temples, where most of the greatest artists of the last century have sung or played, from Gerald Moore to Benjamin Britten, from Yehudi Menuhin to Maksim Venguérov, from Francis Poulenc to Paul […]

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A part of the remains of Calderón de la Barca are found under a street in Madrid | Culture

Bouquet of flowers placed in the Madrid City Council last Tuesday on the occasion of the 340th anniversary of the death of Calderón de la BarcaDavid Fernandez Diaz The search for the remains of Calderón de la Barca, undertaken last year by a multidisciplinary group of experts from the CEU-San Pablo University, is complicated. The […]

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A private collector buys the portrait of Lavinia Fontana for 140,000 euros at an auction in Madrid | Culture

A private collector has bought for 140,000 euros and by telephone the portrait of the Baroque painter Lavinia Fontana, which was auctioned on Tuesday afternoon at the Segre house in Madrid. There was some expectation in the room to know if at the last moment, after the hammer sounded, a representative of the State was […]

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Madrid Abbey Theater: Shakespeare changes genre to explain today’s world | Culture

“I have not died, none of us has died. We are all good. Even from my bedroom, I could hear my father talking to the other men. The old dog barking at the dogs in the street. I have not died, and neither did Ophelia, Juliet or the wild child. I just held my breath […]

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Chinchón: Wes Anderson will shoot his new film in Madrid | Culture

American filmmaker Wes Anderson. The American director Wes Anderson (Houston, 52 years old) will shoot his next film in Chinchón (Madrid) during July, August and September. Although no detail has been leaked from the completely American production, on the outskirts of the town the sets that will simulate a western desert landscape are already clearly […]

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A delegation from the Prado, the Academy and the Community of Madrid visits the possible ‘caravaggio’ | Culture

The eccehomo originally attributed to the Ribera school and which could be by Caravaggio On Tuesday, a delegation with technicians from the Prado Museum, the San Fernando Academy and the Community of Madrid visited the facilities where the Pérez de Castro family keeps the alleged caravaggio. The meeting was attended by the three public institutions […]

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