145. Rudolf II sends a choir from Podebrad and a painting student
picture 1 – painting by Palma il Giovane, »Smrt deti Niobinych«, Prague c. 1590
And Palma saw how lucky Palmina smiled as she heard his unique love declaration to her. She looked so happy and he said:
»Oh, Palmina stay in this position, I will paint you as L’Assunta once as the saint Virgin who is lucky to be loved by the heaven…Don’t move. I make fast some drawings…wait,wait, Palmina…yes,yes and the hands, stay like that…«
»Oh, Palma, my love, you will really paint me again as saint Virgin in your artwork?«
»Yes, I love you and you look so lucky and I like that.«
Palmina smiled to her Palma and suddenly the Peony Gondola moved up to the stars.
»Oh, look we are travelling along the stars on the night sky over Venice, Palma. Isn’t that fantastic? Wooooo!!! How beautiful.«
The soft tender wind moved their hairs a little bit, but they did not feel the immense speed the Peony-Gondola has now.
»Yes, you are right, Palmina. Look, there is the moon, here is planet Mercury, planet Venus… oh the sphere of the Sun and, and look…there is planet Mars!!!«
The Gondola moved along the surface of the red-orange Planet Mars and they saw a Landscape coming nearer and nearer.
picture 2 – painting landscapes on planet Mars
»Huo Xing! This is the Fire Planet! Planet Mars! Look it is so red-orange!«
Palmina put her head on Palma’s strong shoulder.
Palma put his strong arm around her and kissed her head. Yes, he loves her.
Palmina took her Pipa Lute and said: »Look there is a little city down there! Is it the palace of the Mars princess?…I have to play the composition THUNDER to sent a music greeting to them like on the moon…«
Palma could read in her heart. He felt that she wants to play with him the Solo Nr.4 »Thunder« for Pipa and Viola which describes also the philosophic meaning of Planet Mars – or after Dante – the Sphere of Planet Mars.
»Yes, my beloved Palmina it looks very interesting here. Maybe a palace of the Mars princess?«
Now he took also his music instrument, his Viola da braccio and played in this moment his Eurasian composition:
VIDEO: [ Solo Nr.4 THUNDER (Mars) for Pipa+Viola Solo ] https://youtu.be/hB0sWQi4wE0
After they made this music flying slowly over the »Sciaparelli« crater of Planet Mars they saw in their Vision at their Peony Gondola this during 23rd h (11 p.m.-11:59 p.m.):
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A Varanguard was sent to Prague at Emperor Rudolf II.
They saw that there is a painting by Palma il Giovane (see picture 1) which Rudolf II ordered before 1590.
They saw also that Rudolf II gave a personal message to the Republic of Venice telling them that he will send a fine Choir from Podebrad to Venice to sing the »Peony Gondola Song« and »Saint Nepomuk Mass in G-Major« composed by Palma il Giovane.
They will perform Palma’s music artworks at the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice as an intercultural peace message to the Republic of Venice.
And Rudolf II send a painter Named Ludevit*) which wants to study at Venice at Master Palma il Giovane to learn painting special landscapes. Palma il Giovane is the Master who once helped El Grecco to find his own way in art during his 4 years of study at the Titian Art School at Master Titian. (Palma was very diplomatic and helped to harmonize the little unspoken conflict between Master Titian and El Greco)
*) Ludevit is one of the main figures of the Novel »Oncle Willy back to Earth«
There are some connections between the Novel »Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola«.
»Oh, look, Palma…look this fantastic Peony Vision…what a big honour…They like your music, Palma. I am so looking forward to hear your Peony Gondola Song… You performed it once at the San Marco Place here in Venice on my birthday with 30 Gondoliers and all artists from Venice… By the way,… it was really a secret birthday celebration…and a big surprise for me…my Palma! All in Venice are knowing now the Peony-Gondola-Song since that day…«
Palma smiled shy, because he remembers also that beautiful evening concert in Venice for Palmina.
(to be continued…)