349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

Accademia - Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

Accademia – Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

picture 1 – Accademia – Miracle of the Holy Cross at Rialto by Vittore Carpaccio

And after Palma heard Palmina playing at 23 p.m. in their Peony Gondola Palma was lucky and smiled.

Yes, the Peony Gondola is connecting them from heart-to-heart.
Palmina was also lucky feeling that Palma is lucky and smiling.

Now they are sitting side by side in their secret Peony Gondola and they are dreaming together and it was like that:

* * *

Again in the year 1563 at Master Titian’s Palazzo in Venice:

After Mihaela sung her aria perfect she got also an applause.
Palma il Giovane finished his drawing and Master Titian was also lucky to see Palma’s new drawing creation.
He was a little bit proud of his Master student, because he and Master Michelangelo know how hard it is to have a very good master student in this time – a time after the big pandemic pest.

Palmina liked Mihaela’s performance and smiled.

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 painting 2 – by Palma in Giovane (painted in early years)

Now Master Titian invited all his guests, also Palmina, to have with him a meal on the long table.

They talked about their earlier years in Rome.
Master Titian told a few secrets about his famous painting ‚Venus of Urbino‘.
Palma listened very interested.

Much later Michelangelo asked:
„…I wanted to ask: How is the Le Zitelle foundation going…? I remeber it was 63 years ago the mighty doges family founded it to protect poor girls from…“

Titian answered fast: „…oh, yes it was in the year 1500 but now we have a big donation from a rich women and so it is possible that a little church is also build inside the building on Giudecca Island – The Chiesa Santa Maria de la Salute by the famous Palladium…“

„…and does the church support the Le Zittelle girls…?“, Michelangelo wanted to know.

Master Titian made a sever face and he looked suddenly 10 years elder then during the music and concert.

Suddenly Palma il Giovane answered in his name:“…Here in Venice, the le Zitelle Institution is independent from the church so we have strong donations which helps to protect the girls from…“

„…from radical Celibacy fanatics…“ the Venus of Urbino model and lute playing women said smiling.

All on the table laughed decently knowing that this topic is very problematic.

„..oh, I see, well, Venice is nevertheless a city also of morality values…“, Michelangelo said laughing.

„Master Michelangelo…didn’t you construct the new Rialto bridge a few years ago?“

„Oh, yes…the Rialto bridge…oh, don’t remember me.
Oh such a story: Because of the Pope Clemens I had to flee as refugee to Venice once. The Doges of the Republic of Venice asked me to make the construction of a new Rialto Bridge.
I made than this with the idea of creation shops beside the steps for tourists and visitors of Venice.
But some spy of the catholic church found out that I am the architect of the Rialto Bridge so the pope’s sun mad intrigues against me and my official commission.

The republic of Venice wanted to wait till an other pope will be in the church and then they want to build the bridge after my plans.

„I hope they will soon start with the work…“, Palma il Giovane said.

As Palma spoke and little Palmina heard Palma’s voice, Palmina looked to Palma with shining and smiling eyes.

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picture 3 – view of Rialto bridge in Venice painted by Canaletto

„…The financial administrator of the Vatican has a lot of money and if he pays priests and persons acting against me to make intrigues so the bridge will be build by an other architecture bureau.
They will build it nevertheless after my ideas and after my construction without telling my name…“

Michelangelo made a long sigh and Master Titian asked: „…this is hard to understand…such a clerical intrigue…
Didn’t you compose once a Latin mass as music dedication for Pope Julius II – The P J 2 – Mass?“

„Yes, I composed the mass for Pope Julius II…“

„Didn’t they perform it in Rome after the Pope died?“

„No, they didn’t perform the music, not even after the Pope Julius II died…“

„Such a shame…They have so much money and cannot give orders to their choir leaders to sing and play the music?“, said the Venus of Urbino Model lute playing lady.

„Here in Venice, we are more independent from the church.
I composed several music pieces for the orchestra and choir for the talented orphan girls here in Venice at the Ospedale La Pieta music school shelter….“, Palma il Giovane said.
„So, next time I will compose for orphan girls in Venice and not for a pope…“, Michelangelo said and lifted his glass of wine ceremonially, „…Long lives the art and music in Venice!!! Long life our Le Zitelle and La Pieta Music Girls…“

* * *

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head on Palma’s right side and he put his arm around her to give her a good hold.

Palmina had again light-red cheeks as she lifted the music score with the little bird solo composition with her right arm.

Palma felt that between them was the golden light.

Palma smiled. Palmina smiled.

(to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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