347. Michelangelo’s big love and inspiration Tessina
picture – painting at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Vatican by Michelangelo
And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:
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The next morning Palma opened at the early morning his window to his little garden-view.
It is rainy and cloudy, darker as usually, sometimes a wind touches Palma’s face.
Never a bird would sing at this weather, but: suddenly a little bird sat on a roof and started to make music very sweet and loud, sweet and innocent.
The bird sung a music message from Palmina directly to Palma’s heart.
Now he heard in his heart that Palmina is playing the „Thinking on each other Melody“ which Palma composed once for her. She should play it if she is thinking on him.
Palma smiled and huged Palmina in his thoughts and send her also some heart-to-heart kisses as answer to her’s in his last dreams.
Now he remembers the talk of Michelangelo and Master Titian in the year 1563 in Venice like that:
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„…and I had a lot of intrigues to face in Rome because I had to paint the huge artwork in the famous Sistine Chapel…“, said Michelangelo.
„Oh, really? I know these problems here also in Venice. What helped you to overcome these problems – Contesina Medici?“
„Yes, yes – Tessina! My deep inspiration, my deep love, my reason why I continued to paint on this Creation paintings in Rome…I still love her…“, Michelangelo said with a deep sigh in his voice,
„…Pope Julius II allways asked me in the Sistine Chapel:’When you will come to an end?‘ And I answered always: ‚When I am finished!‘
Sometimes it was sad and Tessina helped me with inspiring me and calming down and encouraging me…
Years later her brother became the new Pope Leo and he payed me good to finish the huge tomb of Pope Julius the II in Rome in Saint Peters Dome.But Tessina arranged it for me….“
„…Yes, I understand you Master Michelangelo…My secret love (he looked on the stage), my secret inspiration, she helped me also all the years with her music lute playing concerts. There is a healing energy in her music. I hope that she will have a Master Student and her way of music therapeutic talent will be learned by someone in the future.“
Master Michelangelo and Master Titian looked now silent at Palma’s fast drawing of the scene on the little wodden stage.
Michelangelo nodded agreeing as if he wants to say: „Yes, Palma is a talent…“.
Little Palmina tried her first tones on the lute and the beautiful lady said: „Oh, well done! You should learn this instrument. I feel you are talented and interested to learn music…“
Palmina smiled shy and had light-red cheeks.
Palma il Giovane smiled and started with an applause and Titian and Michelangelo started also to applause.
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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head to Palma’s side and Palma huged her.
„Look, I composed a 2 minutes Lute Solo for you, my sweet inspiration“, said Palma.
And Palmina showed him her heart which she send him today from her handy.
And the music score was like that:
pictures – music score ‚Impression for Pipa solo‘ by Gerald Spitzner
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
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