Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Toque - Baile - Cante Flamenco

Plaza de Toros - Poster 1921
Opera / Carmen, Trinidad Artiguez
“The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth, which sweeps you along in his passion”
- Pierre Auguste Renoir

Édouard Manet - Watercolor - 1865

I am a aficionado - of Bullfighting - as we already know...but as life is larger than a single interest..we expand in to music/opera/ballet/dance, painting and writing....from Plaza de Goya, Manet, Picasso, Barnaby Conrad, Hemingway....

Photo by Grey Villet

Vicente Escudero, La Argentinita (1898-1945), Carmen Amaya (1913-63), José Greco , Antonio ( "El Bailarín" ) Ruiz Soler (1921-96), and El Farruco (1936-97) were all Flamenco dancers -
Flamenco a mixtures of cultures......Arabic, Gypsy, way and voice of protest...
Photo by Gjon Mili

...Flamenco seductive movements of elegance, wild, aggressive, desire, rhythm, the guitars are playing - hands of sounds, hearts are beating furiously, temptation, eyes of desire,

Painting by Jose Villegas Cordero, 1884.
Plaza De Toros - like the Matador fights his Bull to the end "el momento de la verdad".... Flamenco - Challenge your heart......into a world of life....

"La Fiesta Brava"...

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