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Violeta Parra and the song "Black wedding"

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Acrylic on canvas
60 × 68 cms

  • Featured in Superbly Visual Group, Art Universe Group, Acrylic Painting Group, The Best of Red Bubble Group, Life in the City, Suburbs, or Busli Group, Painters Academic Group and Music Spirit Grup – Art and Photography of All Things
  • Banner in the challenge RAW ME THE SOUND – MUSIC SPIRIT – MUSIC INSPIRATION – DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS in the group Music Spirit – Art and Photography of All Things
  • This artwork is the start of a series entitled “Violet in the heart” about Violeta Parra and her songs.
  • Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist (paintings, ceramics, and tapestries). She set the basis for “Chilean’ New Song”, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would absorb and extend its influence far beyond Chile.
    Her most renowned song, Gracias a la Vida (Thanks to Life), was popularized throughout Latin America by Mercedes Sosa and later in the US by Joan Baez.
  • However, Violeta attracted much more attention and renown abroad than at
    home. Between 1961 and 1965 she returned to Europe, where she performed ceaselessly at everywhere from small bars to the halls of the United Nations.
  • In 1964, Violeta became the first Latin American to show her work as a stand-alone exhibit in Parisian museum The Louvre
  • “It has formed a marriage
    all covered with black,
    black couple and groomsmen
    black brothers and in-laws,
    and the priest who married them
    thereof was black.

When the party started
put a black tablecloth
then came the dessert
dried figs were served
and went to bed
beneath a black sky.

And there are the two heads
the black with black,
dawned cold
had to ignite,
Coal brought the bold
Coal is also black.

Something hurts the black
came the village doctor
prescribed mud plaster
but the black mud
that gave the black
Maqui juice hill.

Bold already died
that poor black p’al penalty,
threw it in a drawer
drawer painted black,
a sail set on or not
oh, what most black funeral."

Note:In chile people say “Negro” (Black) to brown people, but in this case I think Violet refers to the Mapuche people

  • The song painted by Violeta Parra

Violeta Parra and the song Back at 17 – Volver a los 17
by Madalena Lobao-Tello

Artwork Comments

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