Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Along the Roads of France

Along the Roads of France, watercolor, 5x7" (12x17cm.) has been accepted at the San Diego Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition of April 2011, Juror: Keiko Tanabe. I painted this watercolor plain-air and alla prima, in France. The Reception is this Friday, April 1st, at the SDWS gallery, Liberty Station, San Diego, California, from 5 to 8 pm. You are all invited! Hope to see you there!
Esta acuarela ha sido aceptada para exhibicion en la San Diego Watercolor Society, por la jueza: Keiko Tanabe. Pinte esta acuarela "plein-air" y "alla prima", en Francia. La Recepcion es este viernes, 1ro. de abril, en Liberty Station, San Diego, California, de 5 a 8 de la noche. Estan todos invitados! Espero verlos alli!

Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) as I was saying yesterday in my previous Blog, worked as  painter for the Duque de Alba in Milan in 1558, who recommended her to Felipe II, king of Spain. The following year she moved to Madrid as court painter for the King of Spain. The previous year, the Flemish Catarina van Hennessen had been in Madrid as painter for Maria de Hungria (Charles V's sister). Later, Sofonisba married Francisco de Moncada, Vice-Roy of Sicily, and lived several years in Italy. Her life continues with more voyages, love adventures, and painting, till she died at 93, always receiving honors from the intellectual community of her times.
Sofonisba Anguissola, como estaba diciendo ayer en mi Blog anterior, trabajo como pintora para el Duque de Alba en Milan en 1558, quien la recomendo al Rey de Espana, Felipe II. Al ano siguiente se mudo a Madrid com pintora de la corte del Rey de Espana. El ano anterior, la Belga Catarina van Hennessen habia sido invitada a Madrid como la pintora para Maria de Hungria (hermana de Carlos I de Espana). Mas tarde, Sofonisba se caso con Francisco de Moncada, Viz-Rey de Sicilia, y vivio varios anos en Italia. Su vida continua con mas viajes, aventuras amorosas, y pintura, hasta que murio a los 93 anos, siempre recibiendo honores de la comunidad intelectual de su epoca.  

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