Category Archives: Art

Via Lucis’ visit

Via Lucis is Latin. It means Way of Light. Visit means visit, and some visits mean a lot. —   —   —   —   —   —  —   —   — It all happened on a sunny morning of May… I was practicing mindfulness in … Continue reading

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A Cistercian cloister

In order to stretch one’s legs, nothing beats a Cistercian cloister from the 14th century. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “cloister” as “a covered path or hall with arches that is on the side of a building (such as a monastery … Continue reading

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Josep Pla and his friends Josep Martinell and Salvador Dalí

Josep Pla was not a pop singer. He was a great writer. Consequently, he was never awarded with that pathetic bagatelle called Nobel Prize in Literature. Salvador Dalí was a great painter. He loved to paint all sorts of weird … Continue reading

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Just another plain-vanilla post

This post will be brief. This post will be clear. There will be no intricacies here. No need to unravel hidden meanings or unfathomable philosophies. When a blogger (me) writes in a foreign language, a language that he speaks plus … Continue reading

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Josep Pla: April 23

Both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died on the very same date: April 23, 1616. This amazing coincidence prompted UNESCO to declare April 23 the “World Book and Copyright Day”. Today is April 23. I have not prepared my … Continue reading

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Josep Pla: exordium

This post is just a short introduction, preamble, proem, prelude, prolusion, preface to a series of posts on Josep Pla. Who? Josep Pla … I am sure that my little bunch of loyal readers knows Mr. Josep Pla. I have … Continue reading

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Discovering Goya in Madrid

Year 1775, Madrid. A young Goya (28) arrives in Madrid. He has got a job as a pattern designer for tapestries, at the Real Fábrica de Tapices (Royal Tapestry Workshop) Year 2015, Madrid. Goya reigns at the Prado Museum. The … Continue reading

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