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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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The graphic testimony of the change of cities in Spain

The graphic testimony of the change of cities in Spain

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‘Berlanguiano. Luis García Berlanga (1921-2021) ‘: Berlanga, the mirror of Spain | Culture

In the photo you can see José Isbert playing the piano with the face of a virtuoso, Luis García Berlanga reading a newspaper folded as if it were a libretto and José Luis López Vázquez disguised as Groucho Marx and up on the wall piano nailing the usual gesture of pleasure from the New York […]

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Ildefonso Falcones hides behind his brother in the tax fraud trial | Spain

The writer Ildefonso Falcones, together with his wife (also accused) in the trial for tax fraud, in Barcelona.Marta Perez / EFE It has cost Ildefonso Falcones to sit on the bench almost as much as building a cathedral or, at least, as writing a novel. In the trial – fascinating only if one is a […]

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An ‘S’ in origami will be the image of Spain at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 | Culture

The Minister of Culture, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, presented this Tuesday the graphic design of Spain as the guest of honor at the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair.Javier Rodriguez Barrera placeholder image An S typical of origami templates is the graphic that Spain will wear as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020. […]

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Carlos Saura: “I have lived through the war and I am terrified that there is another in Spain” | Culture

The photographer and director Carlos Saura, in his home garden in Collado Mediano (Madrid).INMA FLORES / EL PAIS The world of Carlos Saura (Huesca, 89 years old) is concentrated in this room full of portrait machines, most of them made by him, where he works, thinks and dreams; Outside there are other worlds that surround […]

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The History of Spain is a spectacle | Culture

Lope de Vega, Cristóbal Colón, El Cid and Caliph Abderramán III share the stage in the Montes de Toledo, just six kilometers from the imperial city of Toledo. These four historical figures star in the new shows of the park Puy du Fou España, what Opened its doors in Spain last March. It is a […]

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Muelle, the firm that changed the history of graffiti in Spain, goes up for auction | Culture

Muelle, photographed by Roberto F. Muñiz. Courtesy of the artist’s Facebook group. Urban artist, graffiti artist or writer. Rocker. Madrileño from the popular neighborhood of Campamento. Teenager and young man in full Madrid Movida. Pier, that is, Juan Carlos Argüello (1965-1995), left his signature throughout Madrid in the eighties and early nineties. It only took […]

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‘Granta’: Estanislao Medina: “In Spain, I was the black man from a private university” | Culture

The Equatorial Guinean writer Estanislao Medina, portrayed in Malabo.Catalina F. Dougan A mischievous devil ruled the boy’s will. Hence his militancy in the gangs, hence the incessant fights and those great banga, tropical marijuana, that rolled as soon as you jumped out of bed. After the diagnosis, the healer prescribed the definitive remedy: a pendant […]

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Manuel Vicent: Two surreal pieces of the history of Spain | Culture

Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler in Hendaye (France) in 1940. 1. I met Pedro Sainz Rodríguez in the last years of his life. He was the model of the clever, tireless and subtle fat man, who from his youth, moving in the shadows, had been present behind the curtain at all political scrubs: in the […]

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