321. The secret of Palmina – an evening walk in Venice

321. The secret of Palmina – an evening walk in Venice

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picture 1 – View of Isola Giorio Maggiore in Venice

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream like that:

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»Oh, Palma…I remember her. She was my Asian music teacher. As she followed the invitation to our Philosophical School in South Italy to come with her Master, Master Lao, I learned to play this music instrument Gu Zhin and Gu Zheng and, and my fascination for Asian music instrument she revived in that time period…«

»Oh, Palmina…let us continue…what ever comes…we have such a strong connection«

»Yes, Palma, let us continue…«

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picture 2 – view of a Gondola in Venice

And now they saw, sitting side-by-side, together in their Peony Gondola at 23 p.m. and they saw this vision of their time in the 16th century in the year 1582 as Saint Theresa of Avila died.
In this year in Venice as they were much younger than in the year 1610
they saw that Palmina and Palma tried to write a letter to each other:

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» Venice, 1582

Dear Palma,

Today I decided to write a message to you.
For security I send you this text also as Pigeon-Mail, so you can proof if the normal letter has been stolen from your Mail Box, as usually from the Administrator of the Dark Sugar Earth Social Media Church.

We have to meet us for a long evening walk in Venice.
We have to talk to each other.
I have to tell you about something what happen in my live and it is important that you hear the truth and not what others say about me in the public.

Looking forward to see you.

Your Palmina, your little yellow canary bird.

Palmina Albina«

And Palmina took her Lute and played the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Dum0FaJUkpw

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In this moment Palma il Giovane stopped drawing at his artwork as he heard this melody deep in his heart.
His heart feels a warm golden light around his heart and he knows now:
his Pigeon is playing the »Thinking on each other melody« several times.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Dum0FaJUkpw

Palmina smiled as she could feel Palma’s reaction.

Palma smiled and Palmina smiled and both could feel it.

What ever happens in their life they would never stop to think on each other.

He wrote:

»Venice, 1582

Dear Palmina!

I feel it, today you wrote a letter to me and the birds outside in the little garden are singing beautiful melodies as messengers for me.
Oh, my Palmina, they told me you want to see me again for a long walk and talk. You want to tell me an important think which happened in your live…
Did I understood the bird correct?
They say a letter Pigeon will come and bring the written message soon.

I am looking forward to hear from you,

my yellow canary bird,
your Palma il Giovane«

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And now they saw them walking in Venice the whole late afternoon till in the late evening, going together, speaking about a very important think in their live:

Now they walk silent a long time side-by side in Venice without talking.

Palma il Giovane waited like an old Chinese Master what Palmina wanted to say to him.
He could feel that Palmina has to say something important, but she did not want to hurt his feelings.

»Palma…«

»Hmmm…?«

»Do you see this ring?«

»Oh, he is new…Does it disturb you when you are playing on your music instrument?«

Palmina suddenly smiled, because Palma seems to say the right words in the right moment.

»Yes, Palma! It disturbs me much.«

Palmina understood the deeper meaning of his words and smiled stronger.

»Yes, exactly about that fact I wanted to speak with you today…«

»What fact?…«

»The fact that I said YES, a few days ago…«

»Yes – to whom?«, Palma said disappointed.

»Oh, no, Palma. It is not like you think…I thought it was a joke…and so I said yes to his question…«

»..but who is he?«

»You know, I was on the concert tour and on my way back I met him and my father asked him to… I mean he is not really my…
…you have to know: As I made my concert career on that island, we got more and more letters from men who wanted to have contact to me and to marry me….«
»Oh, I see..and you made the choice for only one man..«

»Oh, Palma…I did not made my choice…«

»Your father made the choice for your future men?«

»No, no,no, Palma…He asked him to PLAY the ROLE to be my boyfriend only in the public to avoid that one of the music fans wanted to have too close contact for me…«

»I understand…but, why he is now in Venice?«

»Yes, it was a surprise for me and I thought that I have to continue to play his girl-friend after the orders of my father. I thought my father wants that the people of Venice know that I am engaged.«

»Oh, I see, it was only a joke…«

»No, no Palma, this time he made it serious and I have now a Problem…
His family is expecting to marry me to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.«

»Oh,,that’s the problem… He is from that island and since 1572 the Republic of Venice has lost its government on that island. The O.S. attacked the country and took the north part of Cyprus Island.«

»Is he from north Cyprus?«

»Yes, Palma, that’s the Problem he is member of the church of O.S.«

»But, Palmina, what’s the problem? If all this was a joke, why is it a problem?«

»The Problem is: He helped me to protect me from the music fans, he played the role of a boy friend in the public – nothing else. And now he wants that we help him to live in Venice. And therefore he said after I said YES, that he wants to get the citizenship of the Republic of Venice.
And he thought I will marry him…as thank you for his help on Cyprus Island.«

»And what does your father say?«, Palma asked like a good friend.

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picture 3 – 2 Lanterns in Venice

»My father shouted and said ‚Why you did not say NO to this Moslem. Why did you not take Master Giovanni Palma il Giovane, he is a tolerant and good man, he is a successful painter who paints in whole Venice, who paints at the Palazzo Ducale, where the mightiest persons of the world are going in and out….‘, he said and he punished me with his violence«

»And how did your North-Cyprus-fake-boy-friend react after you said him that it was a misunderstanding…?«

Later on the street he punished me violently also violent like father and said »After our religious tradition the women has to obey the husband even she is a Christian«

»I said to him: I am not your wife. – He said that I said Yes in the public. He said he will destroy my music career on Cyprus Island – and he said also that his rich family will support me with money for the concerts if I decide to be his wife.«

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picture 4 – Evening Sunset in Venice (right San Marco Place, left is Isola Giudecca, where Palmina worked as music teacher at the Le Zitelle

And now both were silent.

Palma was now alone with her.

Palmina made a long sigh – Palma made a long sigh.

He put his strong arm around her.
Palmina could feel his warm energy and she felt Palma takes care for her.

Now they went for a long walk in Venice, the atmosphere of the coming evening made them both very harmonic and full of hope.

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picture 5 – Harmonic evening View in Venice

They did not say any word, but their hearts communicated with a secret golden light.

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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma took his Viola da braccio and played for Palmina also the »Thinking on each other Melody« and it was like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/VMZfZXjtK3s

(to be continued…)

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320. Again the Master’s vision…

320. Again the Master’s vision…

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina and Palma saw again the scene where Master Lao and his master student Xuan Ming which is now choosen (she is a very good musician, playing the GuZheng) as personal secretary for  writing down Master Lao’s inspirations and to perform music for him in the future.
This Dialoge was like that:

(See also chapter Nr. 266.)

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(to be continued…)

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318. Music inspirations for two Instruments

318. Music inspirations for two Instruments
 

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picture – (1610-20) »Assunta« – Museo civico di Crema e del Cremasco

by Palma il Giovane

»Oh, Palma. Thank you for your little concert for me.«, Palmina said and she put her head on Palma’s side, sitting beside him in the Peony Gondola.

»I have to thank you that you decided to play my composition in your concert at the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
Every time you play something from me I can feel it deep in my heart.
It is a warm and golden light. I have to thank you, Palmina, my Pigeon. My inspiration.«

Palmina smiled.

»Did I inspire you to a new artwork, my Palma?«

»Yes, look, Palmina, I have a new music creation…«

Palma created a new creation for Violin and Piano and they listened and it was like that:

VIDEO 1: Violin and Piano (68c) https://youtu.be/WsNVCyjTe3U

»…and this: Look: Planet Saturn and its moons are moving exact behind the sun the astronomers calculated…«

»Oh, really, yes…«

And Palmina put her head to Palma’s side and they saw the vision together and they listened this Saturn-sun-music creation like that:

VIDEO 2: Violin and Piano (68d) https://youtu.be/th30B_L6BqA

 

(to be continued…)
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316. Making music in the Peony Gondola (KV596)

316. Making music in the Peony Gondola (KV596)

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picture – Palma il giovane, assunzione di maria (1602) con lunetta di raffellino del colle, dio padre benedicente (Modell Sabina)

And Palma took his Mandolin and played a beautiful Melody.

Palmina smiled and listened.
The Gondola shook slow and soft a little bit left and a little bit right,
like Gondola do sometimes.

The music was like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6v8j8hk7804
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge – KV 596 (Mozart)


(to be continued…)
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✮ 315. Palma as supporter of artist in the 16th century ✮

✮ 315. Palma as supporter of artist in the 16th century ✮

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

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picture 1 – view of the different places where composer Gabrieli and composer Monteverdi placed his several choirs (often 3 or 4) and instrumental groups within the same composition in this San Marco Cathedral in Venice

After Cousine Mihaela sung so beautiful her Sopran Aria, Master Gabrieli stood up from the Organ to conduct several Choirs.

They sung also a composition of Gabrieli composed for several choirs and instrument groups, standing at different positions in the Church Basilica San Marco in Venice.

»It sounds to be like in heaven!«, Giulia, Palma’s younger daughter said.
Palma was lucky that his daughter’s are interested in arts and music. Giulia is also making progress in her study of painting in the Titian academy.
Giulia is finishing Palma’s painting with landscapes, trees, the buildings etc… in the background part of his paintings.
Palma smiled to his Giulia proud.

From all directions, from up left and from up right, there is coming choir- and ensemble music.

»Did Master Gabrieli compose this music piece for 4 choirs, standing on 4 different positions in our golden Basilica?«, Palma thought and looked around the golden Basilica to find the place where the musicians are making wonderful music.

During the music he begun to think about the recent private concert in Palma’s flat with its big private concert hall: »Hm, Heinrich Schütz could play the Harpsichord at this concert… Hm, hm, and Palmina could play the Lute part…
…at the actual performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s¹) L’Orfeo²) in our palace on San Marco Place, in the 2nd floor.
There will be special honour guests of our republic of Venice.
Hm, hm, hm,… and if Claudio Monteverdi says that he is a brilliant musician, then I can tell this positive words about Schütz as musician to Master Gabrieli at our next tea time meeting…«, Palma thought silent and smiled.

Palmina smiled because she also thinks »That is a good idea, Palma…«

»..how can I make Heinrich Schütz to be not only Master Gabrieli’s music student, but to be his Master Student?
Maybe with this idea…!«, Palma il Giovane thought.

There are a lot of music students coming with money to study in Venice, to study music or to study painting; but to be a Master student, this is a big privilege.

You have not only to be a very, very good music student, you have to be also choosen by the Master himself.

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As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision, Palmina and Palma sat beside in the Peony Gondola at 23 p.m.

Palma could feel that Palmina’s left hand ring finger is painful because of doing rehearsal so much.

Palma took her left hand and kissed her tender and soft to heal her hand and her ring finger.

Palmina smiled shy and her pain was gone.

»Palmina?«

»Hm?«

»You are preparing a new concert?«

»Yes, Palma, my Master. I want also to play a composition of you in my next concert and I send you a messenger to inform you.
Hm, but it seems that the Administrators of the church of social media have stolen my letter to you…«

»Palmina…« and he kissed her hand again soft and tender, full of love and light, full of golden light, »…in my heart I felt your positive thoughts towards me. In the nature a little bird sung a melody from you and I listened to the bird lucky. I am very lucky that you want to play a composition of me.«

»…you remembered that Master Lao said to you 1000 years ago that we will met again… I give you from now on your old name Mia. I was your Master once and I was your…«

Palmina smiled and hugged suddenly his old Master and said with her soft voice:
»Oh, Master. We have now the chance to work together in inspirative way as artists and you have given me back my old name: Mia«

»Yes, Mia!
Si certo, mia dolcissima Mia!«

»Oh, my old Master P…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said fast.

»Oh, wo de dà shi G…«

»Psst, don’t say my name!«, Palma said also fast.

»Oh, mio maestro Palma il Giovane!«

And Palma hugged her now stronger and both had tears in their eyes.

Now they saw suddenly Master Lao on heaven and he showed them a interesting Vision about the century of Mia (before Lao tze came to the West); the moment as Xuan Ming was choosen as Master Student of Lao tse and his personal writing-secretary and his personal taking-care-of him-secretary:

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picture 2 – musician and secretary Xuan Ming is lucky

And they saw suddenly a Vision:

VIDEO: (Lao tse and his new master student) https://youtu.be/myAwsBoWq6Q

(to be continued…)
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¹) Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi

»Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.«

»[…] Monteverdi’s early musical training, or evidence that (as is sometimes claimed) he was a member of the Cathedral choir […]. Monteverdi’s first published work, a set of motets, Sacrae cantiunculae (Sacred Songs) for three voices, was issued in VENICE in 1582, when he was only fifteen years old.«

²) »L’Orfeo – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo
L’Orfeo, sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri’s Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri’s Euridice, L’Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.«

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314. Palma plays the Benedictus as Mandolin solo for Palmina in the Peony Gondola  

314. Palma plays the Benedictus as Mandolin solo for Palmina in the Peony Gondola

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picture – Golden View in the Basilica San Marco Venice

Palmina could read Palma’s thoughts and smiled shy as she heard his thoughts.

»…and,yes, and maybe, later, he becomes the organist of the Basilica San Marco as his master student…And if Crezia and Henricus – who knows – are married and have children they should call them Andriana and Giacomo…«

Palmina smiled and Crezia smiled also shy as if she could feel what Palma il Giovane was thinking about Crezia’s future in this moment.

»I can help him to be the Master student of Giovanni Gabrieli, I know Master Gabrieli very well… he often comes to have tea with us…
I know now he is searching such a talented student like Heinrich Schütz…if he comes to us for tea time I can speak with Giovanni….«

Palma looked straight ahead, looking inside, thinking how to organise this…

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And as they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina put her head again on Palma’s side and she looked up to Palma and said:

»Palma?«

»Hm?…«

»Oh can you play this Aria for me on your Mandolin as a little solo…Like once…«
Palma remembered the moment and smiled.

After a while he took his little Mandolin and started to play for her, for his eternal saint spirit Pigeon:

Palmina’s eyes shined and she smiled very lucky and the music was like that.
And her cheeks turned light red, innocent like once, years ago.
And the music was like that:

VIDEO:  Mandolin solo version of „Benedictus“ of Prager Messe – https://youtu.be/TDkDjBZJLhQ

 

pictures A – Original music score of Prager Messe by Gerald Spitzner (Sopran, Violin, Viola, Choir) – note: there is also an additional mandolin part which can be also played on a Pipa):

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VIDEO B: (music score Video) Benedictus (Prager Messe) by Gerald Spitzner (S-Vl-Va-Chr): https://youtu.be/-LOQWVySL9I

 pictures B – Piano score (Sopran – Piano score) version of „Benedictus“ (Prager Messe) (Sopran Piano or Organ) by Gerald Spitzner – note: there is also an additional mandolin part which can be also played on a Pipa):

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music (VIDEO A+B): Benedictus of „Prager Messe“ by Gerald Spitzner

(Sopran, Violin, Viola, Choir)

Ensemble Venite Musizieren
St. Karlschurch 2001, Vienna

(to be continued…)
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312. Palma’s mission into music history

312. Palma’s mission into music history

 

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picture – 1615-20 Sacra Famiglia con Santa Caterina da Siena by Palma il Giovane

And she continued to write the letter like that:

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»…Music can heal the soul and body,

I think every Artist has the mission to lead man back to his spiritual identity.

I will write a copy of the newest creation and give it to you as soon as it is ready.
I feel like you and I send you also tender kisses and hugs.
Often I feel that you are playing on your music instrument and smiling and thinking on me.

I wish you also a happy new year, My Pigeon, my Santa Cecilia

Your Palma il Giovane,
your composer, your painter, your writer, your astronomer, your old and deep love and Master«

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palma and Palmina looked out of their Gondola and they saw the heaven clouds suddenly in pink white light.

Santa Lucia appeared at the Sky and transformed into princess Miao Shan, holing her hands like praying:
She said:
»Palma, Palmina, Henricus Sagittarius – Signore Heinrich Schütz from Germany will come to Venice.
He will study at Master Gabrieli and he will keep the old Venetian Music tradition.
Although he is from the Protestantic Religion he will learn in the Catholic dominated Venice – A Peace project of Exchange between different traditions and religions.
In the last years catholic and Lutherian fight against each other as enemy, but here in the Venice there is the beginning of peace and friendship.
He has not so long time, Master Gabrieli is slowly feeling weak and he needs a Master Student: Heinrich Schütz could be it.
Palma, help him to get his Master Student.Like the Heaven helped you to help Master Titian in his last 3 years…«

Princess Miao Shan smiled to Palma and Palma smiled also.

Now Lao Tze said with a quiet voice:
»…And think on the possibility that if you will be later an important composer in music history you need his artworks to study them.
He will be the bridge from the Venetian Tradition to your future artwork, Palma.«

Palma looked interested and nodded respectfully and friendly.
His music will sound like that in the future:
And now a lot of angels with music instruments came down from the heaven, sitting on the ping white clouds and started to play a music:

And they suddenly saw this music vision:

 

Heinrich Schütz – Alleluia Lobet den Herren – Capriccio Stravagante – Vox Luminis – Sempé

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXvO9Hk0YOk

(to be continued…)

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310. Palmina’s happy new year greetings for Palma

310. Palmina’s happy new year greetings for Palma

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picture 1 – Venice at evening with Planet Venus and Moon

And after that they continued to dream:

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A few days later the spend also their secret time on that little island.

After Palma painted again Palmina and she played a solo on her instrument for him they took their way back with their Peony Gondola.

Slowly the Peony Gondola moved towards the San Marco Place at this special night.

Left hand there is Giudecca Island and right hand there is Island Giorgio Maggiore.

Palmina hold Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it. Both smiled and again the golden light was between them.

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picture  2 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

»Palma?«

»Hmm?«

»What do you think I would write to you if I would now send you a Letter Pigeon with happy new year greetings from my island?«

Palma smiled and took a sheet of paper and started to write and Palmina looked interested holding her lantern to give him light during he was writing.

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picture  3 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

»Giudecca Island, 31th December 1609, 23 p.m.

Dear Palma!

I am always thinking on you.
I want to ask you if you can send me a copy of your music score, your new creation…
I love your creations so much…«

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picture  4 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

Palma smiled as he wrote this.

»…I can’t wait to see you again after thousands of years.
Now I know it, I was your female Master Scholar as Master Lao came to south Italy to visit our family and our famous Philosophical and Music school.
Master Lao and you had a good friendship and you could exchange west wisdom and east wisdom and knowledge about the secrets of music of the west and the east music tradition and also about the therapeutical possibilities about composing music.
And Master Lao said to me, „Myia, you are the best student of your Master beside Teano. You will see him again and he will compose for you…even in thousand years and also much later…“

I never forget Master Lao’s wise words. And I liked his secretary and master student playing the Gu zin music instrument. She taught me to play an Asian Monochord-looking-like-music-instrument (It had a lot of strings).
And she learned from me the European music instruments.

Palma, I can’t wait to get a new music score from you.
I love to play it and I know that you can feel if I am playing on my instrument, even I play it alone in my little room and no one, except your heart, is listening to me.

Oh, Palma!
I wish you a happy new year!
I hope to see and to hear you again after such a so long time.

Your Pigeon,
your yellow canary bird,
your Palmina Albina

PS: This year Student Heinrich Schütz is coming to Venice to study at Master Gabrieli. At the Epiphany feast he will come to listen at the San Marco Cathedral and I am looking forward to hear there your Aria „Benedictus“, which you composed for your Cousine Mihaela«

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picture  5 – Fireworks in Venice, San Marco Place

 

(to be continued…)

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

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308. Christmas Inspiration for a painting of Palma il Giovane on the island Isola di Santa Maria della Grazia

308. Christmas Inspiration for a painting of Palma il Giovane on the island Isola di Santa Maria della Grazia

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01 picture – Palma’s painting inspiration – L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine by Palma il Giovane

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they continued their dream:

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Palma and Palmina took today at Christmas a short walk on the Island Isola di Santa Maria¹), which is behind the island Giudecca and not far.

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02 picture – island Isola di Santa Maria in Venice

Often they walked there to speak about art and music. Sometimes she gave concerts there with her lute.²)

Today is the Christmas feast and they wanted to be a little bit alone before the traditional feast will happen at night in the San Marco Cathedral and Palma’s »Sanctus in G, the Peony Gondola Song« will be sung and played there.

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03 picture – historic view of Isola-della-Madonna-delle-Grazie-1

They walked at a green way, full of plants and trees, till they were at a silent place where an old, not used rest of a building was build a poetic corner with window in the broken wall.

»Palma?«
»Hm?«

»This is an interesting place. No one is here. It is so silent here…«, Palmina whispered.

 

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04 picture – here at this little island Palma had the inspiration for his Painting L’Aspettazione

Palma and Palmina sat down on parts of broken walls of the old building ruin to have a little rest.

Palmina took her lute and played beautifully. Behind her he saw the old wall of the old building and this inspires Palma.

Palma smiled and observed her. Now he is holding his lantern to give her also light.

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05 picture – L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine by Palma il Giovane

 

Suddenly he was inspired to draw her.

Palmina understood: Palma has an inspiration moment.

He started to made drawings for a huge painting.

He saw the angels and the golden light from the heaven.
Palmina smiled and played on her lute.

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06 picture – L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine by Palma il Giovane

He painted the animals beside the saint virgin.

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07 picture – L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine by Palma il Giovane

Palma was inspired today on Christmas. The evening was coming slowly and the only light was from their lanterns and the shining evening stars over them in the free nature on this little island.
Palma painted and Palmina played.

As he finished the drawings Palmina asked »How is the name of your creation, Palma«

Palma wrote: »L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine« on his drawings.

»Oh beautiful, Palma. No one will ever paint such special moment of the live of the saint virgin. You are the only one painter who created this moment…this is short before midnight, around 23 p.m.!!!!«, Palmina said proud.

Palma smiled, because he feels that she understands his creativity and she inspired him.
Palmina smiled and Palma smiled also.
The golden light was again between them and they felt lucky to be together here on the silent place.

 

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08 picture – Palma’s painting inspiration – L’Aspettazione del parto di Maria Vergine by Palma il Giovane

And after this painting session Palma and Palmina entered at 23 o’clock p.m. their Peony Gondola and took her way back to the San Marco Place, to be together with all the other to celebrated the feast of this day and to listen the »Peony Gondola Song«.

The Gondola moved like usual the small way between the Giudecca island on the left side, and the Giorgio Maggiore Island on the right side.
straight ahead is the San Marco Place visible now.
During they moved with the Peony Gondola they heard the Peony Gondola Song in their hearts and Palmina is holding Palma’s right hand and Palma could feel it and he smiled.

VIDEO: »Peony Gondola Song«  (Mandolin and Choir version ): https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE


(to be continued…)

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

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¹) Santa Maria della Grazia – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_della_Grazia

»SANTA MARIA DELLA GRAZIA or La Grazia is an artificial island of the Venetian lagoon, northern Italy, which lies between the Giudecca and San Clemente.
In 2016 the island was sold to a private company from Treviso, Giesse Investimenti s.r.l., to host a new resort.
History
Santa Maria della Grazia rose during the Middle Ages in the place where Venice’s rubble was discarded. The island takes its name from a supposedly miraculous Madonna which was on display in its former church. In 1264 there was a home for pilgrims to the Holy Land; later it was transformed into a convent.²) «

see also:

Isola di Santa Maria delle Grazie o Isola della Cavana –

Isola di Santa Maria delle Grazie o Isola della Cavana

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»Mit Genehmigung vom 12. Oktober 1264 wurde die Insel Sitz eines Gasthauses für Pilger ins Heilige Land. Marco Bollani, Abt von San Giorgio Maggiore, beauftragte einen Lorenzo, dort ein entsprechendes Kloster einzurichten, das später die 1405 gegründete Kongregation der Eremiti di San Girolamo aus Fiesole unterhielt; sie bestand bis 1668.« – https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_della_Grazia

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306. Again on Planet Mars with the Peony Gondola

306. Again on Planet Mars with the Peony Gondola

And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision they flew in their hearts together again along the surface of Planet Mars:

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Palmina’s beautiful hairs moved soft in the wind and she smiled.
Palma saw interesting landscapes and a lot of beautiful mountains.

Some mountains and its regions seemed to be blue or green coloured, some orange coloured like in a desert.
They saw also a few clouds on Mars and then they flew again along the huge Schiaparelli Crater with a diameter of nearly 400 kilometres.

Palma made some short and fast drawings of these landscapes.
Palmina understood Palma, he is inspired and is now very creative.

During this they heard this music in their hearts:
VIDEO 1: Violin and Piano (64d) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_lB2Hc3_j8


»We are flying over Planet Mars! So beautiful, Palma…so beautiful…«

And the Peony Gondola landed soft on a huge wall which is along the little crater in the Schiaparelli Crater. (at the South part of this little crater in the north east corner of the huge Schiaparelli Crater)

VIDEO 2: Violin and Piano (64b) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Lzn7Ems9U

From there they had a wide view along the landscape of Planet Mars looking in the south direction.

As they looked interested along the interesting landscape they heard this music inside their hearts:

VIDEO 3: Violin and Piano (64c)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_lB2Hc3_j8

 

(to be continued…)

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»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

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