August, 2016

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In the 20th century, the search for new forms of expressions of the avant-garde brought about a revival of Guignol or puppet theatre, thus renewing the genre and turning the show into an art in itself. With a clearly educational aspect and socio-political demands, these puppet shows were not only for children, but also for an adult audience in contact with intellectual circles, and a number of people from the world of arts, opera, or ballet. In all these areas, the puppet show became a perfect tool to unleash creativity, as seen in works by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rafael Alberti or Hermenegildo Lanz.

In this context, Falla wrote Master Peter's Puppet Show, which was a commissioned work paid for by the Princess of Polignac, and consequently premiered at her Parisian palace in 1923. Prior to that, the composer had drawn his inspiration from Cervantes' Don Quixote, fusing and mixing both traditional and avant-garde in an attempt to motivate the high society of France to get interested in Spanish popular culture, characters, music, and theatrical production.

Falla's close friend and collaborator Ignacio Zuloaga was influenced by Spanish festivals including Gigantes y Cabezudos “Giants and Big-Heads”, or the paintings of one of the Partal Dwellings—the House of the Paintings—at the Alhambra. The longtime relationship between Falla and Zuloaga is present in many other fields of creation, as shown in the exhibition "Zuloaga and Falla. The Story of a Friendship" held at the Museum of Fine Arts of the Alhambra until September 18.

ZULOAGA FALLA. HISTORIA DE UNA AMISTAD

ZULOAGA FALLA. HISTORIA DE UNA AMISTAD

VALLEJO PRIETO, JOSE; DIAZ PADRÓN, MATÍAS; MURGA CASTRO, IDOIA; GONZÁLEZ MESA, DÁCIL

20,00 €

FALLA, LARRETA Y ZULOAGA ANTE

FALLA, LARRETA Y ZULOAGA ANTE "LA GLORIA DE DON RAMIRO"

GÓMEZ DE CASO ESTRADA, MARIANO

12,00 €

SACRED PASSIONS

SACRED PASSIONS

HESS, CAROL A.

26,30 €

Share, Surprise, Gifts

The slope of the Darro river is the enclave where the Alhambra and the Albayzín meet, and one of the most beautiful spots with historical value in Granada. Although now in ruins, centuries ago this priviliged place at the foot of the Alhambra was full of irrigation canals, avenues, villas and gardens. Some sources claim that during the Nasrid period, this craggy area was used as a hunting ground. The testimonies reveal the existence of orchards, canals, bridges, aqueducts and mills. With the Christian conquest, the utilization was kept in full effect almost until the present day. The exhibition "Paseo de los Cármenes del Darro. A Historical Landscape at the Foot of the Alhambra" is a colection of images where the visitor will be able to see how this place has evolved over the years. The exhibition is held at Casa del Horno until September 4.

ALBAICÍN, UNA MIRADA INTERIOR

ALBAICÍN, UNA MIRADA INTERIOR

MONTANÓS GARCÍA, RAÚL ; ORIHUELA UZAL, ANTONIO

20,00 €

GRANADA INSOLITA Y SECRETA

GRANADA INSOLITA Y SECRETA

REQUESENS, CESAR

17,90 €

PASEO DE LOS CARMENES DEL DARRO

PASEO DE LOS CARMENES DEL DARRO

AA.VV

12,00 €

GUIA DEL ALBAYZIN

GUIA DEL ALBAYZIN

HENARES CUELLAR, IGNACIO ; LOPEZ GUZMAN, RAFAEL

6,01 €

Did you know

The Moorish Myrtle, aka Myrtus Communis Baetica, was present in the Nasrid palaces until the 17th century. The Spanish name "arrayán" derives from the Arabic term "ar-raihan" ('the aromatic one'), and it achieved a widespread popularity during the al-Andalus not only for its medical uses, but also as an ornamental and fragrant plant. For years, botanists have done a lot of work to help this species recover, said to have been conserved only two specimens of this emblematic shrub at Plaza de los Aljibes or nearby Paseo de las Adelfas. Today you can see one specimen of that myrtle in particular in Jardín Botánico of Universidad de Granada.

ARBOLES Y ARBUSTOS DE AL-ANDALUS

ARBOLES Y ARBUSTOS DE AL-ANDALUS

AA.VV

24,50 €

HUERTAS DEL GENERALIFE

HUERTAS DEL GENERALIFE

HERNANDEZ BERMEJO, J. ESTEBAN; GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ, EXPIRACIÓN

37,00 €

CAJA DE JABONES CON ESENCIA DE ARRAYÁN

CAJA DE JABONES CON ESENCIA DE ARRAYÁN

15,00 €

MIKADO CON ESENCIA DE ARRAYÁN

MIKADO CON ESENCIA DE ARRAYÁN

18,50 €

 
 

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