The fire that devastated the Prado Museum

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A tragic last minute news slipped into the inner pages of the newspaper El Liberal on the early morning of November 25, 1891: Last night’s catastrophe. Spain is in mourning. Fire at the Museum of Paintings, said the headline. The Prado Museum was burning violently. People crowded in front of that infernal spectacle. Wailing, crying, … Read more The fire that devastated the Prado Museum

“Guernica”. A family self-portrait?

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Since our school years we have been bombarded by an infinity of data that we accept without saying a word. For example, we have always been told that Guernica, a masterpiece of Cubism, illustrates the horror experienced during the bombing of the Basque town of the same name on 26 April 1937 in the context … Read more “Guernica”. A family self-portrait?

The accidental origin of Heavy Metal

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There is no doubt that Heavy Metal has been one of the most indispensable artistic creations of humanity. Its enormous variability and richness also allows it to adapt to any type of audience. However, did you know that an accident caused the birth of this musical art? The protagonist of, to a certain extent, the … Read more The accidental origin of Heavy Metal

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (Part I)

The green Ireland is land of pain and succeed, of legends and feeric beings. Its people carry the essence of their land wherever they go, often forced to leave it by the socio-political-economic circumstances of the moment. Its majestic architecture fused with extensive green meadows and steep cliffs has inspired a multitude of writers, scientists … Read more Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (Part I)