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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, El Berenar

(Francesc Mestre Art)
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(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, Lau o Les aventures d'un aprenent de pilot











(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, Los Orgullosas

(Francesc Mestre Art)
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(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, Barcelona Free



kind of Allonsanfàn?:)

(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, Gulliver

(ilustrando en la escuela de arte)
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(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda, Family Evening

(ilustrando en la escuela de arte)
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(Joan Junceda)

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Catalan Universe: Joan Junceda

Joan García Junceda i Supervia
1881-1948
(vignettes/vinyetes)
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one of the most important Catalan illustrators of the first half of 20th century

In 2003 the Associació Professional d'Il·lustradors de Catalunya introduced the Premis Junceda, in acknowledgment of his work as a renovator of contemporary illustration (wiki)




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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Catalan Universe: Bishop Josep Torras i Bages

Bishop Josep Torras i Bages
1846-1916
(http://www.elcargol.com/index.php/raco-de-la-historia?start=1)
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his words Catalunya Serà Cristiana O No Serà are engraved on the gate of Santa Maria de Montserrat


Venerable Josep Torras i Bages, bishop of Vic, was one of the main figures of Catholic Catalan Nationalism. To describe his convictions can be difficult, as he was strongly opposed to secularism, while also very straightforward against integrism,

In his La Tradició Catalana, from 1892, he emphasized rural life, family, religion and Catalan language as the pillars of Catalan identity, giving to land and language mystical dimensions. He was very interested in the study of the seny, a virtue often considered a Catalan cultural symbol: based on good sense and wisdom, seny was perceived by him to originate in the traditional Catalan rural farm (casa pairal or masia).


Front cover of Lo Verdader Catalá, 1843
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Now, to consider Bishop Torras an exclusively traditionalist thinker could be a mistake. He also considered that the Church should adapt to the spirit of the times and focus on moderation, and he developed these convictions in El Clero En La Vida Social Moderna, from 1888.

(Note: I used here the information from Wikipedia)

(Catalan Universe)

A New New Movie: Inherent Vice


It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that love is another of those words going around at the moment, like trip or groovy, that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

An adaption of Thomas Pinchon's Inherent Vice (2009), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, among others.

A cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say (http://youtu.be/wZfs22E7JmI).




trailer of Inherent Vice, 2014
(video by Warner Bros. Pictures)

drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence



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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sigismund Ivanowski: That Russian

Sigismund Ivanowski: That Russian
(AskArt)
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showing Lenin seemingly under the control of Stalin, with what appears to be Napoleon's ghost looming in the doorway; inscribed Dreaming Lenin and Stalin, and titled That Russian; probably Napoleon was dreaming Lenin and Stalin (just asking)



(Sigismund Ivanowski)

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