165. Palmina as Saint Cecilia

___ 165. Palmina as Saint Cecilia ___

picture 1a – Saint Cecilia with Angel

And this eternal tender soft kiss made Palma very lucky.

Suddenly the weak lantern light radiated more light then in the last hours and was very strong and shined on Palmina’s beautiful face.

Palma saw now how beautiful Palmina looked and was deeply touched and inspired.

»Palmina?…« he whispered fast.

 »Hm?«

»Can you sit down at your music table where the little table organ is?«

Palmina smiled and could feel how inspired Palma was in these minutes and sat down at her music table.

Palma put the strong shining lantern on the window to shine on the place at the music table. He could see that Palmina looked so good sitting at her little table organ and smiled looking into Palmina’s innocent eyes.

Palmina understood: Palma wants to paint her as »Saint Cecilia«.

For a moment he felt on his knees and looked up to her. He folded his hands and said silent a short prayer.
Then he kissed her talented hands.
Palmina understood wordless and smiled and she put her beautiful and talented hands carefully on the little organ and started to play a Saint Hymn of the Saint Cecilia.

Palma smiled and in his heart the sun was rising like in the morning.
He took his painting easel and painting brush, mixed fast a few colours – Palma has always some paintings utensils with him, because it could happen, suddenly, that Palmina inspires him only with her smile.
So he started to paint a new painting.

        picture 1b - detail Saint Cecilia

He painted her golden hairs.
He painted her beautiful Eurasian eyes looking as if she has it opened a little bit and closed a little bit.

    picture 2 - detail of Palmina

(This Palma knows from some Buddhist paintings of the female Guan Yin – This he learned at the Buddhist nun on Giudecca Island)
He painted her with white-orange cloth.

        picture 3 - detail organ

Palmina played wonderfully on her little organ which she normally used only for her music-lessons for the talented la Zitelle girls, here at the Jesuits.

And suddenly, as his love to Palmina was pure and innocent he was allowed to see the Angel from St. Cecilia¹ which is protecting her virginity.

picture 4 - detail Palmina and the Angel 
holding a music score of Palma il Giovane 

Beside her, right, he painted a little beautiful angel.
The angel is holding a little music score, a little Melody by Palma il Giovane. (Angels can transport music messages and are Messengers of the highest)

Palmina has now the composition by Palma learned in her heart and she could play the inspiration directly from her heart, completely by-heart.
And she played an own variation and a music ANSWER as notes for her Palma.
During Palma painted he listened to her music very interested. And he felt lucky that she is composing a beautiful music answer only for him. A secret music answer from St. Cecilia to Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

»Palmina, I did not know that you are composing also for Organ…«

And as he said that he realized that a golden light was shining around her head – The Symbol of saints – he realized that the Saint Spirit of the Saint Cecilia was moving her fingers and she seemed to play with closed eyes.
Palma felt again on his knees and prayed with tears of joy. He the famous painter and unknown composer in Venice of the 16th century, he, he has the big honour to hear the miracle music of this Western Guan Yin, the borderless compassion, the Saint Virgin, one of the mystic 8 Saint Virgins together with the Saint Virgin.
He felt blessed, if his live was only for this night with her, if his live was only to paint only this miracle painting of his Saint Cecilia, he knows now why he was born.

Dear Palmina, dear Saint Pigeon Inspiration, Dear Saint Cecilia!

I am so Thankful to know you.
I am so Thankful to have you in my heart.
I am so Thankful for the inspiring encounters with you in the present,
It opens a whole life in our hearts:

The life in the past and future.

In the Past – 400 years ago and century ago –
In the future – in 300 or 400 years and in centuries«

Palmina played like in trance.

»The Saint Spirit is leading her…the Saint Light is around her head and the angel is protecting her virginity«, Palma il Giovane thought.

Over her head he painted very secretly a golden light.

Palma also painted the Organ Pipes and the wings of the little angel.

The first time Palma painted so fast; normally this is impossible to paint such a painting in one night.

The colours are drying normally within days or weeks and you cannot paint in one night. But this night there happened a miracle and Palma felt this and Palmina felt this.«

Outside an old monk, who often has visions, heart the little organ music from Palmina’s flat and wanted to look after Palmina.
But as he stood at Palmina’s closed door he felt the warm golden light energy radiation from Palmina’s room and music. He folded his hands and made some silent prayers. Now he felt on his knees and understood that there is inside a miracle happening and the monk is not allowed to disturb the miracle.
»This is the Spirit of Saint Cecilia. I have to pray that this miracle is protected by the angels«, he whispered.

And the monk prayed on his knees the whole night without being weak or tired for a moment.

During this night Palma painted and painted and Palmina played and played. They felt that their hearts united stronger than ever, It was like a spiritual marriage, blessed by the heaven and all Saints.
Inside his heart Palmina hugged Palma with her music and Palma hugged her with his painting creativity.

Palma and Palmina had such a warm light around and in the hearts that even the night air would be cold from outside they would only feel warm radiation from their hearts.

        picture 5a - Saint Cecilia with Angel

This painting is a miracle and an image of their spiritual love.

Never Palma painted Palmina so directly and realistic – normally he always painted her in several variations as a fantasy creation – but this time it was a real image of Palmina Albina.

If you look longer at it Palmina seemed to move her thin eyes: a little bit closed – a little bit opened looking down to the keys of the little organ.

They both breathed like one soul and they loved each other spiritually leaving their bodies and uniting in an eternal dimension.

As Palma finished his painting – and outside at the window on the right side there was the heaven a little bit brighter, because in the east the sun will soon rise – Palma felt again on his knees in front of Palmina Albina.

Now the monk outside felt soft sideways on the floor and slept in peace.

Palma said: »You are my Saint Spirit Inspiration – You are the Inspiration of music, the inspiration of St. Cecilia. You ARE…«

»Pssst… Don’t say it so loud…. We both know now the secret. Master Lao and his monks and also a Jesuit Monk, which has Visions, said the same to me a few days ago…It is our deep love secret… Palma we have to be silent about this secret…«

Palma kissed again her talented hands and stood slowly up.

Then he sat on her bed, very, very tired.

Suddenly Palma felt tired sideways and soft on her bed and felt asleep in peace like the monk outside.

»Poor Palma…«, Palmina said, »He painted yesterday from the early morning till the evening in the Chiesa San Antonin and then this painting miracle during the whole night…He needs a rest.«

Palmina smiled and came and caressed his head.

Two Byzantine Pigeons came at the window and made their soft pigeon music sounds and loved each other spiritually from heart-to-heart.

Palmina looked to the two loving Pigeons at the morning window and smiled. Then she looked back to her Palma and smiled also.

Yes, Palma has fallen in love to Saint Cecilia¹, who was sent by the Saint Lucy² (they are 2 of the 8 mystic Saint Virgins) and who really loves Palma il Giovane. She cares for Palma’s spiritual development as painter and composer.
Her smile leads him step by step into the dimension of the heaven of light and love.

But both tried to keep their common secret as long as possible.

Palmina let Palma sleep in her fine little bed, the bed of a Saint. Palma smiled like being in the highest heaven.

At this slowly coming early morning Palmina started to play on her Pipa-Lute very soft and Palma could hear in his dreams all music ANSWERS Palmina was sending from her saint pure female heart to his pure male heart.

Palmina looked long at this mew fresh painted artwork.

»Hm…This is really me… The first time he painted me exactly like I am looking. It was necessary to have one or two pictures so that the world in 300 or 400 years can figure out that I really exist in Venice and how I was looking like….«, Palmina thought and played on her Lute.

»…but we have to be careful. My father has now a lot of money since the fake-priest gave him so much money to destroy the relation between me and Palma sending me always on concert tours outside of Venice…He will maybe again buy all paintings, as he did in the past, where I am painted on… He gives so much money and then he owns Palma’s painting so that no one can see the painting³…who knows? This should not happen to this miracle painting…Hm?…«


³ there is a historic report that a big beautiful painting where Palma painted Palmina was found hidden in a dark room at the backers shop.


Palmina played and thought long about their secret future in Venice.

picture 5b - complete painting of Palmina

»…Palma should ask his friend Orazio¹ to make a copy of this painting…I think he is also his scholar and student… He makes excellence copies, which looks like a real duplicate.

        picture 6 - detail original and copy 

Sure Orazio will make this copy…It is our only one chance to keep an authentic painting of me in the memory of the music history…my father tries to destroy all about me…He wants to erase me in the memory of music history… I don’t know why… But he is hardly influenced by the church of …. I mean the members of the international dark sugar earth network…
So there is hope we can keep this image for the world…«, Palmina silently thought and smiled about this solution.

She looked to Palma who seemed slowly to wake up, now the 2nd time, not in his Atelier, but in her clean and pure and fine little bed.

»My Palma….«, her heart softly said.

»…My Palmina….«, Palma’s heart answered her and she could hear it.

»…This is a very good Idea to ask Signore Orazio to paint a copy of this. He is a good friend and scholar of mine. He will take care of this painting-copy if it is necessary. Tomorrow I will ask him…

picture 7 - detail original and copy  - The Lute Player Women (Palmina)

picture 8 - detail original and copy -  The Lute Player Women (Palmina)

and I will ask him also a copy the other image with you…
A real painting of the real Saint Cecilia…«, Palma said to Palmina communicating with her heart.

Today at night as Palma painted Saint Cecilia both felt that their hearts united eternal.

    * * *

And as they saw this Peony Vision at 23 o’clock, 11 p.m. Palma’s and Palmina’s hearts where so strong connected that they felt also the same warm feelings like once at Giudecca-Island in Venice at this special evening and during this special creative and inspiring night.

     (to be connected...continued...)

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¹ Saint Cecilia – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Cecilia

»Saint Cecilia (176–180 or 222–235 AD Sicily) (Latin: Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she „sang in her heart to the Lord“. Her feast day is celebrated in the Latin Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and in the Anglican Communion on November 22.
³ She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.«

Feast: November 22
Attributes: Flute, organ, roses, violin, harp, harpsichord, singing, Lute…
Patronage: Hymns, great musicians,…

»According to the story, despite her vow of virginity, she was forced by her parents to marry a pagan nobleman named Valerian. During the wedding, Cecilia sat apart singing to God in her heart, and for that she was later declared the saint of musicians. When the time came for her marriage to be consummated, Cecilia told Valerian that watching over her was an angel of the Lord, who would punish him if he sexually violated her but would love him if he respected her virginity. When Valerian asked to see the angel, Cecilia replied that he could if he would go to the third milestone on the Via Appia and be baptized by Pope Urban I. After following Cecilia’s advice, he saw the angel standing beside her, crowning her with a chaplet of roses and lilies.«

³ »She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.« (see ¹)

² Saint Lucy – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy
»Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia (Latin: Sancta Lucia), was a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women along with the Blessed Virgin Mary who are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day, known as Saint Lucy’s Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. St. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England.[«

4) Orazio – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orazio_Gentileschi
»Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563–1639) was an Italian painter. Born in Tuscany, he began his career in Rome, painting in a Mannerist style, much of his work consisting of painting the figures within the decorative schemes of other artists.«

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160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

160. Again their the last hours and a white angel

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner

And they continued to dream their Peony-Gondola-Dream and they saw this at 11 p.m.:

* * *

And the Choir and the Musicians continued to make music during the feast mass in the San Marco Cathedral in Venice.
Palmina smiled from the music-gallery on the left upper side down to Palma who is very lucky to see her and to hear her performing his artwork.

The famous Cardinale Borromeo listened to Palma’s music compositions very interested.

»He is not only painting very good, he is also composing sacred music…Why a so famous painter of Venice, like Jacopo Palma il Giovane is composing this music…?
Hm, maybe he is in love and he is composing for a women to express his love for her… Composing for love…So beautiful…
Maybe a music dedication to a musician like the Lute Playing Girl? Or it is a dedication to Emperor Rudolf II or also a dedication to me? Hm, interesting, interesting… Yes, yes, I learned now something from him: Music will save the world once… I am sure! Palma is right – Palestrina, the famous composer in Rome; I have to order that he has to compose a Holy Mass for Rome! – That’s a good idea, Palma…«, Cardinale Borromeo was inspired to hear that music and was silently thinking.
And they heard also the »Benedictus« which was sung by Mihaela, Palma’s talented cousin, and she was very lucky and she smiled and smiled as she wants to jump of luckiness in the air because she is the first Mezzo-Soprano to perform this music in music history. Palmina played the Lute-part (it can be played also by a Pipa lute).

* * *

VIDEO: [»Benedictus« of »Prager Messe«] https://youtu.be/zicEEF45hJw

 

 

see also: LINK PLAYLIST »Prager Messe«: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBr_c49ajzY9LqTB5Bx-kVXxj61AN_psJ

 

* * *

And as they listened this music in their Peony Vision Palmina smiled and looked into Palma’s eyes.

And they saw now this in their Peony Vision:

* * *

Palmina had a big success in the San Marco Cathedral and in order to that she got an official Invitation to play with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra«, the LZCO to have a concert in Vienna, Austria, the city of music.

But that means again an new sponsored concert tour.
But sponsored by whom? Who gives so much money to lead again Palmina out of the Republic of Venice? And again Palma can not see Palmina for a long time. What a pity!

Palma was lucky that his »Benedictus« was a big success in Venice, also for Palmina, but it means also that Palmina is on concert-tour for long.

She will not be in the morning at the little fine bakery store to sell mothers fine fresh little Venetian breads and to meet Palma there in the morning to smile for him.

And for her: It means not to see Palma painting in the San Antonin Church and not to play for him at the scaffolding.

It means also not to see her in the little atelier at the »Fondamenta dei Furlani« House Nr. 3291« where Palma paints during Palmina is playing for hours for him to inspire him.
It means also for them: Not to see each other at the beautiful Garden of »Giardino«. Not to speak to each other. Not to write to each other (As long the criminals of the dark sugar earth Administrators are not arrested by the Republic no letter will be un-stolen by them).

But they have the Peony Gondola !!!

* * *

Today Palma will finish his famous painting »La Pieta« and Palmina will play the last day before she is invited to travel to Vienna, to give a concert for mighty Emperor Rudolf II, the emperor of Austria.

picture - La Pieta by Palma il Giovane (See also »Lacrimosa« by Gerald Spitzner
picture 2 – »La Pieta by Palma in Giovane«

»Palmina, you played so beautiful here in my little atelier… Your little sweet compositions for me are so amazing. I love you Palmina!
He laid his paint brush to the side and looked a last time on his finished painting.
Palmina said: »Well done, Jacopo Palma il Giovane. You painted me also wonderfully with my red concert cloth and with golden hairs like on Master Titians »Pieta«.
And Palma took Palmina’s talented hands and kissed her carefully several times.
»And I have to thank this talented hands that they played over 40 minutes music for me now. Thank you my Pigeon.«

»Oh Palma, its ok. I like you Palma, you know, it makes me lucky to inspire you and to help you to go your way here in Venice.«.

»Yes, my pigeon, my inspiration, my deep love.«
Palma kissed her arms several times.
Now they are the last time alone and they hugged deeply and tender and long.
Yes, after today’s invitation at the Giudecca Island, and they will go there, there where the gardens of the Chinese friends are, there where the members Family of the Ming Dynasty are living, after that concert they will not be alone. Tomorrow Palmina will leave Venice for a long time to travel to Vienna with the »La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra« to make it famous in Europe.

Today they will meet at afternoon tea time at the Chinese Ming Family, with princess Lin and all the famous artists of the Ming Dynasty who survived the military attack against the Ming in the year 1583.
Maybe in later years, at peaceful times, they can go to China an live there as artists with big honours.
Today there will be a friendship concert – for a friendship between the mighty Republic of Venice and family members of the Ming-Dynasty.
The Chinese musician will play traditional Asian Music and the La Zitelle Chamber orchestra will play European and traditional Venice music pieces.
Today they can speak with Master Lao, who is a wise old man who can tell them some of his Visions he had last night.

mnigPalma and Palmina, after they hugged and kissed full of sympathy and love, they went both along the »Fondamenta del Furlani« along the San Antonin Church, along the big place »Campo Bandiera e Moro« to visit mum in the bakers shop, to get some fine fresh breads, to go along the »Calle de la Pieta« in the direction to the long Promenade »Riva degli Schiavoni«.
They went slowly along the clear sea water in the south direction to the famous »Giardino« garden.
There was also the bank to sit in front of the statue and they sat down again like on other important days in their life.
Palma hugged her. He kissed her on her cheek. She smiled but both were silent and they know, these are their last hours to be alone together.
How often they sat here on this bank and looked to the stars. How often they drove with the Peony Gondola to the Moon-palace to visit the Moon Princess Chang’e and how often they visited planet Mars to great the Mars princess there in their common Peony-Dreams.
Yes, their dreams are sometimes more real then some real days which seems to be sometimes unreal and hard.
How much people died in the last century in Venice on the pest… 30 precent of the people died in Venice. Therefore the Venetian Republic build the »Chiesa Il Redentore« Church on Giudecca Island as »thank you« for surviving that hard time and the Republic ordered also paintings by Palma il Giovane for that beautiful Church.

¹ »Chiesa Il Redentore« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Redentore

»Il Redentore was built as a votive church in thanksgiving for deliverance from a major outbreak of the plague that decimated Venice between 1575 and 1576, in which some 46,000 people (25–30% of the population) died.«
»Il Redentore contains paintings by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo Saraceni, Leandro Bassano, PALMA IL GIOVANE, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Bissolo, Rocco Marconi, Paolo Veronese, Alvise Vivarini and the workshop of Tintoretto. «

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Exactly this thoughts were also spoken at the friendship concert at the Gardens on Giudecca Island where the Chinese People are living under the protection of the Republic of Venice.

»…and we also are thankful for surviving the pest and also the attacks by the dark sugar earth network here in Venice like you, my Chinese friends, you also survived the war attacks of the Qing Dynasty, who will now own whole China for a long time. So we are thankful for your invitation and your beautiful friendship concert…«, Cardinale Carolus Borromeo continued to speak:
»…and we can announce that there will be a charity concert in Vienna against child-prostitution by our La Zitelle Chamber Orchestra and if some of you will come with them to Vienna to see this beautiful old city and to listen our concerts there the Republic of Venice will send a lot of Bodyguards to protect you during your travel. Palmina Albina, our best Lute player will have 6000 Varanguards to protect her during her concert travel to Vienna…«.

And all spectators applauded here in the big wild gardens of Giudecca-Island.
The buildings and gardens are surrounded by walls and a lot of Soldiers are protecting all entrances: Chinese Soldiers in traditional Ming-Dynasty-Uniforms and Venetian Soldiers, and also some Varanguards for Palmina are standing to protect them all.

* * *

The afternoon concert went very well. Palmina played also a solo composed by Palma and a solo composed by Palmina on her lutes.
After the concerts a lot of Chinese servants brought fresh cooked Chinese traditional food, some specially adapted for the European taste.

Palma went to the stage to see Palmina and he asked the musicians if he can try out the traditional Asian Instruments.

»Oh, you know how to hold a traditional Pipa¹ lute and to make a few tones…?« a very young Chinese musician in white traditional Asian cloth said friendly smiling.
She allowed him to play on her Pipa and Palma played and (he tried it) played.
»Thank you, Xie Xie«, Palma said smiling after he played (tryed) a long time
Later Palma tried the traditional GuZheng² instrument and made some tones.
»Oh, that’s interesting…I would like to learn to play…«

¹ Pipa – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa
² GuZheng – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng

The musician smiled and said »Signore Palma il Giovane, you painted us so beautiful in the last years here in Venice. If we can take painting lessons from you, here in our gardens we would feel very honoured. If you like, our talented princess can teach you and show you the secrets of our Asian culture and arts, especially of our music. They would love to explain you how this instruments are played. And…, and if you like you can write some music for our little Ming-Dynasty-Orchestra…«
And Palma was surprised for this friendly invitation.
»Palma, say yes! This is a big honour…!«, Palmina said.
Palmina was 2 years in China at the pacific island and learned not only the language a little bit, she knows how Asian people are fealing inside their heart.

»During I am in Vienna you will be here with the Ming Dynasty Family, here on that little beautiful secure Island in our Republic.«

Palma made a big sigh because he will miss Palmina and agreed to that big honour of cultural exchange.
Yes, Palma wants to learn about Asian cultures. Palmina lived on that Pacific Island for years. It is now a part of Palmina’s live and experience. He wants to understand this because he loves her.
»Yes, we have to learn from each other. The East from us West and we, West from your Eastern traditions.«

The little musician in the white beautiful cloth said: »Marco Polo was a Venetian and he married a Buddhist nun, a real Chinese Princess and lived here on that Island with her, the Chinese legend is telling.«

And as he saw that her eyes shined very beautifully Palma begun to study her eyes to be prepared to paint her and to teach her and to give her painting lessons in the future.

»I see you both are understanding very well, hm?«, Palmina said and hoped that Palma will manage now the time without her here in Venice.

»And..and…can I have some Violin lessons by your mother…Xíng ma?« the little Chinese Princess asked innocent and hoped that Palma will say yes.

* * *

The beautiful and ceremonial afternoon transformed into a long evening with lanterns – Chinese lanterns and Venetian Lanterns – with Chinese music and Venetian music from the 16th century.

It was a little fine feast and all enjoyed it but Palma did know that if Palmina will now go to Vienna with her orchestra and some Chinese delegation Palma will be again lonely for a long time.
Again it is a sponsored concert tour. Will Palma again have to wait on Palmina for years?

* * *

And after they saw this Peony-Vision at this 23 o clock time (11 p.m.) they dreamed what they say today at the »Giardino«-Garden. Palmina and Palma remembered this and they saw this in their Peony Vision sitting together now at the Peony-Gondola:

* * *

Today they saw a white Pigeon at the Giardino of South Venice and the Pigeon landed on a leave.

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picture 3 – white pigeon

In their dream the Pigeon spoke to them with a soft voice:

»Dear Palma and Palmina! Be careful the next time! The Criminal Church of Security took money from the Administrators of the Dark Sugar Earth Network to make an attack to you. Don’t go alone on the streets of Venice. Stay at the Chinese Family at their gardens. For a while the Titian Art School should take place there. Till the secret service of the republic found out and arrest the criminals of the international child-prostitution network stay at them as long as you can. There are good security Elite-soldiers protecting you. Chinese Soldiers and Venetian Soldiers and Varangian Guards¹!«


¹ Varangian Guard -Wikipedia –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard

»The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα τῶν Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine Emperors.«


Palma and Palmina looked surprised to the white speaking pigeon.

»And you Palmina, be careful: One of the Bodyguards is a FAKE BODYGUARD and he is paid by the international child-prostitution-network of the Dark Sugar Earth Dealers. He wants to isolate you and destroy your concert-career in Vienna. He has orders not to allow cultural exchange with the famous artists of Vienna so that no one will know your name as lute player in music history. Don’t trust him, don’t eat his dark sugar earth. He cancels your artist contacts and meetings without your permission! And don’t be alone with a man or a fake priest (an »Ostary³« which wears false priest cloth). The false Bodyguard will try to isolate you the whole concert in order to destroy your future music career. Don’t be alone with any man in a room also if this bodyguard said that this is expected from you otherwise you will loose your position as solist. Order always two, listen: two soldiers to protect you: A Chinese Soldier and an European Soldier. Good luck Palma and Palmina. Groo, Grooooo.«.

³ »Ostiarius« – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostiarius
Is NOT priest, »In the Roman Catholic Church, this „porter“ became the lowest of the four minor orders prescribed by the Council of Trent. This was the first order a seminarian…«

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picture 4 –  starting white pigeon

After that the white Pigeon started to fly high in the heaven and was not seen after a while.

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picture 5 – heart leave

As Palma looked down to earth he saw that old leave.
It had a tiny hole like a heart.

»The white Pigeon showed us to find this symbol of an old, old, old love, my Wang Chun chao – my Marco-Polo Princess, My Du Liniang, My Palmina, my white Pigeon.«

Palmina laid her head on Palma’s beating heart and Palma reacted with putting his strong arm around his little Palmina Albina.

She thought also on the old vision of the little yellow canary bird in the wooden cage who will inspire the most famous composer of Europe to do his artwork in over 100 years.

And they heard now this mystic music:

VIDEO: [Violin and Organ »Lacrimosa« ] https://youtu.be/lzQ5Y_IS_98

(to be continued….)


 

142. Music wishes of the moon princesses

142. Music wishes of the moon princesses
San_Giorgio_from_Doges'_Palace_by_moonlight,_Venice,_Italy,_ca._1895

picture – View in the direction of the moon from the Dogan’s Palace in Venice

Palmina was proud about his Palma, that he can play the organ on the moon palace of the moon princess Chang’e without preparations.

All the moon princesses and also the little 2 year old moon princess baby of the little moon princess mum gave a fine applause on the moon palace.

»Oh, Signore Palma il Giovane can you play again the organ solo for Palmina’s birthday which you played so full of love for your beloved Palmina….? We heard it once here on the moon as you played it in Venice for her birthday.«

Palma looked smiling a little bit questioning in Palmina’s direction.
Palmina smiled and she could read in his heart and his heart asked Palmina »should I…?«

Palmina send him again so much love from her heart to his heart that he felt strong enough to play the Organ solo for Palmina which was dedicated for her birthday.

»Oh, fine, master Palma will play for us the happy birthday organ solo for Palmina…« all the fine moon princesses with beautiful traditional Chinese cloths whispered decently.

Palma prepared the organ with switching the registers on that moon palace organ and played after a moment of silence like that:

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ccxX2WFXcTM

(to be continued…)


 

128. Tender walk under the stars of Venice

128. Tender walk under the stars of Venice

And they continued to dream their common vision in the Peony Gondola at 23 h (11 p.m.). They hugged and smiled and cat Kalu purred silently and friendly.
Now they saw this:

* * *

As Palma and Palmina made their walk for hours under the stars of Venice, suddenly Palmina said:
»Let us never stop to fight for our deep love, Palma….we can see us at the daily concerts, we can make walks, you can paint me as »L’Assunta«, you can give me your compositions for my daily new concerts… I will be a good music teacher at the »la Zitelle«… Venice gives our love the best opportunities… We are artists and we are inspiring each other…I will help you if you need me…Let me be your Pigeon till the end of our life and longer…. in hundred years… Yes, I will be your yellow canary bird beside and so we can see us 300 years earlier and then we can met us again with my Pipa lute on the bridge in 400 years…«

»My Pigeon…my innocent deer…you will be a good music pedagogue …and the poor young girls will need your lute playing and music teaching lessons like a MUSIC ART-THERAPY for the young poor girls…isn’t it?« Palma answered and Palma hugged and kissed her talented hands and her cheeks and her ears (very tender).

»…yes in hundred years also… Even you will be a yellow little canary bird« and he kissed her left and right cheek.
»…and yes we want to meet again in 100 years and in 400 years at the bridge…let us believe in our eternal love…I love you. Ti amo. Wo ai ni!«.

»Yes, my painter, my composer, once you will be a famous composer and I will be again your inspiration…«.

And as they walked along the »Giardino of Venice« in the south of Venice they came to the little bank in front of a stone statue where they sat the last time during Palma played his Mandolin solo for her. They sat down and looked to their left side to the stars.

They looked a long time at the stars:

picture 1 - view of SIRIUS-SOTIS (left) - Orion (Riegel-Beteilgeuze) - Aldeberan of the Taurus (middle) - moon-jupiter-saturn at Venice on the 5thSeptember 1583 in Venice at 3 a.m. in th

picture 1 – view of SIRIUS-SOTIS (left) – Orion (Riegel-Beteilgeuze) – Aldeberan of the Taurus (middle) – Moon-Jupiter-Saturn at Venice on the 5th September 1583 in Venice at 3 a.m. in the morning

»Look, the stars moved along the sky. Here left, the ORION had risen with Sirius-Sotis in the east…Aldeberan in the South…Moon, Jupiter and Saturn… Look Saturn seemed to move in the direction of the West-Horizon… «

»..Did he move in these hours?…The line between moon-Jupiter-Saturn is now not any more along the horizon and has moved in the West-direction 45° degrees to the horizon.«

»No, Saturn did not move so much within these hours… the whole sky with all its stars is moving from east to south and then to west. And so it looks as if they are moving »up« and »down«…«

»Oh, my Palma…you are not only my composer, my painter and writer…You are also my astronomer…Hmm?…«

And Palmina put her head on Palma’s shoulder and smiled right up looking to the stars.
Palma was lucky to be with her here in the Giardino in the south-part of Venice. He put his arm around her and gave her tender but secure hold.

Yes, Palma will be a secure hold for Palmina for the whole life. They are like to eternal loving Pigeons, they never let the other one alone.

The «Cicala» sung her tender and soft song now a little bit softer and slower. She sung since hours there »only for Palma and Palmina«.

Palmina and Palma had this thought in their same moment.

The moon shined strongly, so the light of their lanterns seemed to shine golden-orange and the moon shined like silver light.

The moonlight made Palmina’s amazing silver-light-blue-angel-winged metallic reflecting concert cloth shining in the moonlight on her skin and free shoulder.

It looked as if the stars are reflecting the moonlight around her neck like little diamonds on a decent necklace.

Palma loved her as she is, but her beautiful cloth is sooooo amazing. As painter he likes often to paint and to draw her with different coloured cloth.

Palma kissed her talented hands and their hearts spoke secretly with each other.
Palma kissed her cheeks and kissed her arms and hugged her and explained her the other stars.

»Yes. my Master, your little yellow bird has learned fast.
Pi – Pi -Pi -Pi – …«

»….Pa – Pa – Pa -Pa -Pa«

»Pi-…
»…pa.

(»Liuto-kiss«)

»Pi-
»pa.

(»Liuto-kiss«)

»Pi-«
»pa.«

(»Liuto-kiss«)

picture 2 - Aldeberan in the star sign TAURUS
picture 2 – Aldeberan in the star sign TAURUS

»You see this is »Aldeberan« of the »Taurus«

»Hmmm…«, Palmina made with her high, innocent, soft voice.

– Taurus is one of the 12 Astrological star-sign. and here are the two corns of the Taurus on the heaven – The lower star is named »Tianguan and the upper is Elnath«

»Tianguan*) sounds like a Chinese name? Tien is HEAVEN and Guan means GATE…?«
Palmina looked up to the star »Aldeberan« and thought about her and Palma’s common future here in Venice.

picture 3 - Aldeberan - Tianguan and Elnath in TAURUS

picture 3 – Aldeberan – Tianguan*) (left below) and Elnath in TAURUS


*) TienGuan – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeta_Tauri
»In Chinese astronomy, Zeta Tauri is called 天關 [ Tiānguān ] meaning Celestial Gate«


Palmina was sure: Never she wants to leave Venice without her Palma il Giovane. Now she travelled along the world and now she knows what she really wants. To be with Palma means to be at home. This is where Palma is living, painting, composing, writing, smiling helping poor women and poor girls.

And after a while a little yellow golden light was visible between the bush.
Palma an Palmina looked searching from where the golden light was coming.

There was a light over the lagoon water coming from the south east direction directly to them.

»Isn’t it our….?«, Palmina asked like a little girl.

»Yes, this is our…«, Palma said surprised.

Now both said together: »Si, Certo…, Dui, dui…, this is our Peony Gondola!!!«

And the Peony Gondola came bright shining yellow-golden from the inner room of the Gondola and all around looked bright from the light of the Gondola.

Palma stood up and Palmina stood up. He took her hand and kissed her talented hand.

Palmina smiled like a little princess.
Palma made a gallant gesture of the 16th century and invited her to enter the Peony-Gondola.

picture 4 - Peony Gondola Song at Venice

picture 4 – »Peony Gondola Song« at Venice

And now both entered their Peony Gondola and the Gondola started to move soft and slowly and made a nice tour around the whole city of Venice and they heard the music of the »Peony Gondola Song« during this and they heard like that:
VIDEO: [»Peony Gondola Song (Choir+Mandolins)«] https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

(to be continued…)


 

96. Palmina’s concert in Venice

96. Palmina’s concert in Venice

picture - pigeon painted by Palma il Giovane

picture – pigeon painted by Palma il Giovane

Palma kissed Palmina’s left wrist, where she has some pains from her concert in Venice. Palmina had now no pains, because of Palma’s helping love to her.

Now they sat again together in their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) in their Peony Gondola in their soft seats.
Beside they had their music instruments. Palmina her lutes: The Venetian Lute and the Chinese Pipa-Lute; Palma his Viola da braccio and his Mandolin (with double strings, invented and inspired by Palmina’s ‚tremolo‘ from her »Pipa tremolo«

»Palmina?…«
»Hm?…«
»How was your concert today in Venice?«
Palmina wondered about his question and without saying Palma could feel her thoughts.

She smiled and said: »I felt that you where today with your heart with me…«

»I am always with my thoughts with you since we meet us again, after century’s…I only think on you…Day and night…You are my first love in this life…and I am so lucky that you performed 40 minutes of my compositions…It makes my life lucky and all problems a life can have is nothing if I know that I had the luck to meet you again…«

And Palma and Palmina remembered now how their day went and they saw together their beautiful day in this Peony-Vision:

* * *

The ship was today, at the day of Palmina’s concert, now only a few miles away from Venice.

Suddenly the ship came into a big storm. The ship was moved left and right.
As all the Venetian who expected Palmina’s arrival saw the coming storm they started all intensive to pray. They went into the churches of Venice and prayed.
As the storm came to Venice all people ran into their houses and prayed.

On the ship are a lot of international people of all religions and cultures.
They also started to pray, every one in his tradition.

As the storm seemed not to end, suddenly a miracle happened:
The dark clouds opened a round whole on the sky. The sun shined as small beam direct to the ship where Palmina was.
Palmina took her Pipa-lute and played, and played….
She played a music Piece from Palma.
She played the Pipa solo 4 »Thunder« to calm down the nature powers.
She played the Spring melody by Palma.
Palmina played the »Thinking on each other melody« by Palma il Giovane.
She played finally a variation of the „Peony Gondola Song“ composed by Palma il Giovane.
All the people on the ship prayed in their religions and saw that Palmina could open the heart of the heaven with her unique Pipa-Lute playing.

She looked like the Chinese princess Wang Chao-Chun 王昭君.
This princess could do miracles with her Pipa lute since thousand of years.
A lot of saints from heaven appeared on the sky. Saints from a lot of traditions.
As Palmina played the storm suddenly stooped in the area where the light beam came from the heaven.
The Venetian could see this miracle.
A light beam from the heaven came through the dark clouds and the stormy see turned to be quite miles around the ship.
The ship moved slowly but secure to Venice. At the »“Riva degli Schiavoni« Palma stood now smiling and expecting his Palmina Albina with her ship.

The storm ended now also in Venice because the light beam around the ship followed the ship to his position in Venice. Venice was now protected from the big storm.
All Venetian could see the miracle. The Saint Virgin, the Saint Lucy, Saint Princes Shan and a lot of Saints appeared on the clouds for a moment.
Now Palmina could play her concert in Venice!
If this storm would have killed a lot of people this would be a hard fate for Venice.
So much people died in the last years because of the pest. Also Master Titian was weak from that time was very weak to paint)

As big »thank you« they ordered paintings of the famous Palma il Giovane for this church on the island Giudecca in Venice.

But now the storm has stopped and no one died.
Palmina came with her lutes, her mum and some servants carrying private things.

The ship stopped directly at the promenade at the right bridge at the Pieta at the »“Riva degli Schiavoni«.
Now Palmina and her mum with their servant only to go only a few steps through the little street to be on the »Campo Bandiera e Moro, where her family house stands at the »Calle de la pieta«

They went only 2 minutes to be there from the ship.

As her mum opened the door they could hear the G-Magior version of Palma’s »I wait for you in the Gondola Melody“. Someone played this melody on a mandolin.

Palmina looked to the right side where the little street is, where Palma and Palmina meet after such a long time…
Palmina started to run along this small street and searched from where the music is coming.
Palmina took her Pipa lute which she carried on her back and answered with music and she played the »Thinking on each other melody«.
Palmina waited if an answer came.
Then the answer came from the end of the little street where the bridge was.
There was a Gondola under the bridge waiting and the music came and the melody was »I wait for you in the Gondola«.
Now Palma knows »This is my Palma! He is still waiting for me in our Gondola«.
She went over the steps over the little bridge and turned right to the steps leading to the Gondola.
She entered the Gondola. Palma and Palmina looked at each other and smiled wordless.

Palmina plucked on her Pipa Lute slowly smiling:

A – D – E – a

and Palma answered on his Instrument also slow and smiling

c – d – a‘ – e‘

Now they hugged very intensive.

»My Palmina…«
»My Palma…«

»My Inspiration…«
»My painter….«

»My Pigeon…«
»My Composer…«

»My only, unique love…«
»My only and unique love…«

»You are back to our Venice…«
»I am back to our Venice…«

»You decided to stay with me… «
»I decided to say with you…«

She gave him several cheek kisses very fast and smiling, she knows that he loves that – she strokes his head and her heart surrounded his heart with so much love that this love seemed to radiate not only around the ship and Venice, yes it surrounded also the whole world with love.
Even the Planets on the evening sky could see this intensive love – Yes, the heaven and also saints and angels saw this love.
Palma kissed now Palmina also on her head, on her cheeks. He took her talented hands and kissed them, also her arms.
Such a long time of waiting. Such a long time of not seeing each other. Such a long time of not getting the love-letters, because other stole it here in Venice and there on Palmina’s island.
But the criminal organisation is now banned in all countries of Europe.
Mr. Cambridge is now arrested and will be judged. All the money they stole rich families and stole poor families will be given back to the victims worldwide.
No letters will be stolen by this organisation in the future.

Palmina was so lucky to hold his Palmina in his arms – to see her and to hear her.

And now today she will play a concert in the Gallery: Compositions by Palma il Giovane.

* * *

Yes, the concert went fine. It was a big success to play Palma’s compositions.
Even the young composer Claudio Monteverdi was amazed by the music ideas of Palma il Giovane.
A lot of famous artists like Monteverdi had been inspired from the cultural events in the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery.
This concert was very, special and unique.
A lot of artists wanted to hear Palmina Albina.
Even the mighty Dogan came to listen the concert (The Venetian Dogan’s was mightier than the Pope in Rome – If he says something it counted more than what others said)
So the high position Palma il Giovane could give Palmina here in Venice was a result of his old eternal love for Palmina and her big talent and her consequent decision play Palma’s artworks here in this famous city of art and love.
Palmina’s decision to come back to Venice and to be with Palma and to play in this Gallery made the future for them.

Palmina will be now with Palma in Venice for their whole life.
She decided to inspire him for his whole life.
Palma will be able to be inspired from her Lute playing in Venice.
His painting artworks, his compositions, his speech at the Titian-painter-school and so forth…

VIDEO: [‚Inspiration 2018-07-22‘ Organ an Violin] https://youtu.be/IJJNsI_yiWY

(to be continued…)


95. Formosa Inspiration – traveling from the Island to the concert

Formosa Inspiration – traveling from the Island to the concert

And as their Peony-Gondola flew their way back to Venice, Palmina and Palma had a warm feeling in their hearts.
They know that their decision in their hearts brought them more together and will bring them again together in their real live.
Palmina smiled as she heart Palma playing their secret melody for her.
Palma smiled and felt that she said »YES«. She looked a little bit shy and thought about their future in Venice.
Palmina’s beautiful hairs moved in the soft wind of the flying Gondola along the pink white clouds. Both looked at the clouds and smiled. Palma put his arm around Palmina and loved her.
They observed the beautiful landscapes, the mountains of Italy below them.
They tried to see over which cities they are flying so soft and fast.

Now at their 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) Palma and Palmina saw this new vision:

Video: [Mandolinsolo inspiration III ] https://vimeo.com/250977540

* * *

Palma went waiting at the promenade the »Riva degli Schiavoni« (It is only a few steps from the living place from Palmina in Venice at the backers shop at »Campo di Bandiera e Moro« in the 16th century) up and down. He went up and down there in the morning and in the evening.
He looked every day at this promenade, where he went so often with her at the evening and early morning, for something coming along the waters of the Laguna of Venice.
»The concert is in two days… Where is the ship?«
Palma made a long neck to see if there comes a new ship from the south of Venice.

Every day he went to the »Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa«*) and prayed.

Bellotto - Campo Santa Maria Formosa about 1742

01 picture – painting Campo Santa Maria Formosa by Belloto


*) Santa Maria Formosa – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_Formosa

»Santa Maria Formosa is a church in Venice, northern Italy. It was erected in 1492 under the design by Renaissance architect Mauro Codussi. It lies on the site of a former church dating from the 7th century, which, according to tradition, was one of the eight founded by San Magno, bishop of Oderzo. The name „formosa“ relates to an alleged appearance of the Holy Virgin disguised as a voluptuous woman

Interior – The artworks in the interior include the St. Barbara polyptych by Palma the Elder (Palma il Giovane’s uncle), one of his most celebrated works. The Conception Chapel houses a triptych of Madonna of Misericordia by Bartolomeo Vivarini (1473), while in the Oratory is the Madonna with Child and St. Dominic by Giambattista Tiepolo (18th century). There is also a Last Supper by Leandro Bassano.«


 

There is an organ and a painting of Palma’s uncle »Palma Vecchio«.

02 picture - painting of Palma's uncle at Santa Maria Formosa
02 picture – painting of Palma’s uncle *) at Santa Maria Formosa


*) Palma Vecchio – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palma_Vecchio

»Palma Vecchio (c. 1480 – July 1528), born Jacopo Palma and also known as Jacopo Negretti, was a Venetian painter of the Italian Renaissance. He was born at Serina Alta near Bergamo, a dependency of the Republic of Venice, but his recorded career all took place in or near Venice. He is called Palma Vecchio in English („Palma the Elder“, in Italian Palma il Vecchio) to distinguish him from Palma il Giovane („Palma the Younger“, 1548/50-1628), his great-nephew«


 

He played now every day something »For Palmina« on the organ and Palmina could feel the moment he plays for her in her heart. Her little finger of her right hand made some pains from her hard rehearsal with the tremolo on her Pipa Luta.

In this moment she smiled secretly and her smile was so beautiful that it was worth living only for her lovely smiling.

Every time he went to the organ at »Formosa«, every time Palmina stopped to rehearsal on her Pipa Lute, closed her eyes and listened to Palma’s Organ playing.

She smiled and she was connected with her heart to him in this secret moment.
Now some birds flew above the ship which is heading to Venice from Palmina’s Island in the east.

She is thinking on Palma’s composition for Pipa solo:

»The 8 Image of the I-Ching 易經«
VIDEO: [ »The 8 Image of the I-Ching 易經« ] https://youtu.be/M9yPwdJuQrg

»It was if the birds wanted to say to Palmina: »He is thinking on you… He is playing a music piece for you… He is expressing his love for you…«
Palmina understood and smiled.
The ship in which she is travelling to Venice since weeks is moving a little bit left and a little bit right. Palmina’s mother saw that Palmina stopped her hard rehearsal for the recent concert on Sunday. She left the cabin, so Palmina could be now alone with her »heart-to-heart communication« with her love Palma il Giovane. Palma’s mother slowly understood how important the relation between Palmina and Palma il Giovane is and what is depending on this artwork for the history of the Republic of Venice and Europe.
Palmina had pains at her left hand, especially at her left wrist.
Palma’s love-waves direct from the heart of Venice, direct from »Formosa« reached Palmina at her »inner-heart« journey to Venice, sitting in the moving ship.
She had her eyes closed and smiled beautifully – her wrist did not hurt any more. She know: It is his love to her – It is her love to him.

Secretly she took the music score – it was not a secret any more that Palmina decided to play Palma’s composition in Venice – and she kissed now the paper on which Palma wrote his composition for her. »His hands wrote this fro me…«
Palmina got all ‚love-letters‘ from Palma by a friendly women who travelled to her island and gave them all to her personally. And there where a lot of music scores for Palmina:

A few composition in Venetian / Asian style like the

* »Marco Polo Love Song (Palmina il Giovane)« – https://youtu.be/aPXhQVjYMsU

* »8 Soli for Pipa and Viola« (Peony Gondola Version )
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QzmYcEXM7A&list=PLBr_c49ajzY99w8-TftI2aV7xqsX9Ewq6&index=1

(see also part 8. –
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/8-palmas-and-palminas-great-chance-the-venetian-chinese-concert-palma-il-giovane-8/ )

* Pipa solo »Planets on the evening sky«
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/rqXFQts8x-c

* Solo A + B for The Finale if the Cantico delle Creature

* »Dialogue for Pipa and Viola« (3 movements)
* »Dialogue for Pipa, Violin and Viola« (3 movements)
* »Concert for Pipa and Strings« (3 movements

… which are all dedicated to Palmina

and so forth…

Palmina had all this music score on her table in her cabin now.

The ship moved left and the ship moved right – it is like the feeling inside of Palmina. She is preparing for the concert and she is looking forward to see her Palma il Giovane.
The first time she decided to say YES, I want to play this music, even if others don’t accept that.
So she had to face some turbulences because of this decision. But Palmina was now clear: She loves his Palma il Giovane and she wants to follow him during his whole life to support him as human and artist. YES, she wants to play on her lute as much as possible in Venice.

Palmina’s mother was proud of Palmina for this clear decision. This decision made the future between Palma and Palmina much clearer then before.
Palmina opened her eyes and looked on all music scores on her table and smiled so lucky.
Sometimes she lifted a sheet of music paper and kissed it and sometimes she put it on her cheeks to be »a little bit near to her Palma, to her composer, to her painter and to her writer«

Palma felt in this moment that she did this and smiled during he played at the beautiful organ at »Formosa« for her.

03 picture - Palma plays Forma Inspiration on this Organ in Venice

03 picture – Palma plays Formosa Inspiration on this Organ in Venice

Some pigeon sat down at a window at the church to listen how Palma plays for his beloved Palmina.

04 picture of 2 Pigeons by Palma il Giovane - detail of Venus and Mars

04 picture of 2 Pigeons by Palma il Giovane, detail of Venus and Mars

The Pigeons understood how deep Palma is loving his Palmina Albina. Today two white pigeons sat at the window of the church.

Palma plays and played with all his heart thinking on her.
He prayed that the ship comes good and secure home to Venice.
Palma il Giovane asked the monks to pray.
Palma il Giovane asked Mihaela (Palma’s cousin) to pray.
Palma il Giovane asked princess Lin and their friends and Asian monks to pray for her.
Palma il Giovane asked the Jesuits at the ‚Zitelle‘ on island Giudecca in Venice praying for her. (Their special mission was supporting talented women to have a good and independent cultivated life ) and
Palma il Giovane asked his mother to pray for Palmina.

Now Palma’s mother came with her Violin into the church »Formosa« to play together with Palma at »Formosa« for Palmina.

Palmina smiled as she felt the music now.

And Palmina heart a music like that:

 

VIDEO [‚Santa Maria Formosa Inspiration for Organ and Violin (Palma il Giovane)‘] https://youtu.be/M8VzPDYH1fw

(to be continued…)


70. Their common way of Light and Hope

70. Their common way of Light and Hope

001 picture

And Palmina opened her beautiful Chinese umbrella, a present of Princess Lin from China. After that she took her Chinese Lute Pipa and played the »Spring melody« beautifully like that:

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] old: old: https://vimeo.com/272241145 new: https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

All musicians and artists on the St.Marco Place and the honour guests of all over the world, standing at the balcony of the Dogan’s Palace, applauded.
Palmina smiled and played the melody again.

 

VIDEO: [spring Melody on Pipa played] https://youtu.be/YbumhbqHxkM

* * *

As Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony Gondola at the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) both continued to hug each other.
»How much beautiful music and painting adventure we had here in Venice…«
– »Yes, my Palma… my Painter.. my big and unique love…
Let us stay together… no separation… I missed you also at our long break, as my parents moved to Cyprus Island.
…It is a beautiful Island, but Mr. Cambridge stole all letters of the people living there. So we lived unfree and isolated till we had to leave that island and came back to Venice. It was too dangerous and the influence of the »Church of Security« from Mr. Cambridge was too dangerous for our family. They wanted always our family’s money… I am sure Mr. Cambridge and his »Security Organisation« will be made responsible for the lost of that island and will be made responsible that the R.O.V. is no more the government of that beautiful island.
…Every day, I missed you, my Palma, my composer, my painter, my only love…«
»I missed you… But as I looked to the stars I thought always about you and your beautiful lute playing. I wished only to see you again…That I can continue to compose for you…to draw you…that you are my secret model for all my sacred paintings…“
»I painted so much women, but you are the first who opened my heart…especially with your lute playing…

002 picture – San Marco Place (above) and »Le Zitelle« (below) with green gardens

Did you remember the day as you played in the church »Le Zitelle« *) nearby the San Giorgio Maggiore on Venetian Island Giudecca, direct on the opposite side from the Saint Marco Place?
A Jesuit from the monastery came, and asked you…«

– »…Yes, yes…I remember.. he asked me what the music is about…
and I said to him that this music piece is describing a painting of Palma il Giovane…and then the Jesuits wanted also to have a painting from you for their new church…«

Yes, Palmina played beautifully in that church on her lute a music composed by Palma and varied by Palmina, and this lead to a painting**) for that church…
Earlier Palmina was invited to play for the poor women to educate them in singing and musics. The Jesuits helped young women to get education and to prevent prostitution.***)


*) The Zitelle – observatory for the arts: http://www.observatoryforthearts.com/web/places/church-of-santa-maria-della-presentazione-known-as-zitelle/?lang=en

003 picture – The Zitelle

***)
»The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution. […]
A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.«

004 picture – Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)

Wikipedia:
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle) – wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Zitelle

»Le Zitelle (officially Santa Maria della Presentazione) is a church in Venice, Italy. It is part of a former complex which gave shelter to young maidens („zitelle“ in Italian) who had no dowry, and is located in the easternmost part of the Giudecca island.
Generally attributed to Andrea Palladio, the original design dates to 1579-1580 and the construction to 1586. Its housing edifice surrounds the church in a horseshoe shape, with a court behind the apse.«

005 – 007 picture:

005 – 007 picture

»Chiesa annessa al pio luogo delle Zitelle, fondato a metà del 1500, dove venivano educate ragazze povere la cui bellezza poteva essere motivo di perdizione«

»Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca – 1581-1585 by Andrea Palladio«

**) 02 picture – Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Orazione nell’orto con, ai piedi, i committenti Pasquale ed Elisabetta Foppa) [ev. sw-foto]


* * *
Now at this 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) they continued to dream their dream and they saw this:

* * *

011 picture – Venice light evening impression (St. Marco Place is left outside of the image)

As Palma entered again the big Gondola in which the smiling beloved Palmina waited for him, they saw together all musicians and singers standing on the St. Marco Place.
Now the 30 Gondoliers went with their mandolins to each gondola with a few shining lanterns in different colours.
15 Gondolas of them drove now to the small long island Giudecca, starting from the left side of Palma’s and Palmina’s Gondola, and 15 Gondolas drove in the same direction starting from the rights side of them.
As Palmina and Palma looked into the direction of Island Giudecca they saw the lanterns of the 30 Gondolas forming 2 lines, driving on the lagoon waters of the »Canale Grande«.
So the 30 Gondolas made a beautiful street of lanterns in the water directing all Gondolas from San Marco Place to the place where the Zitelle*) in 4 or 8 years will be build, where the Jesuit monastery and the beautiful gardens are there.

010 picture – Gonoliers moving the Gondola

Palma knocked 2 times and the Gondolier started to drive along and between the water street of the 30 Gondolas with their lanterns.
Palmina smiled and said:
»My Palma…my painter…my composer…my big and only love…
How creative you are. You are so creative to make this beautiful ceremony for me on my birthday…«
– »Yes, thank you, Palmina..you know, I love you also so much…
I want to carry you in my arms…with your Pipa.
…and with your Gondola…I love you so much…«
– »Palma?… Me and my Pipa… AND my Gondola…?
Isn’t that a little bit to much…Palma?«
»Ok, I will hold and carry you, on my arms with your Pipa, my princess…«

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Palmina smiled and played on her Lute the »Spring Melody« which Palma composed for her.
The Gondolier tried also to play this Melody on their Mandolin, standing on their Gondolas with the lanterns, holding their positions on the Canale Grande.
Palma was so lucky to see all the lanterns on the Water, left and right to her Gondola which is heading to Guidecca at the Zitelle*).

012 picture – here will be build within 8 years the church »Chiesa di Santa Maria della Presentazione (Le Zitelle)«

Palmina put her head on Palmas side. Palma put his arm around her and moved his head to her head.

»How did you arrange this. Palma?«

»It is a secret, but I love you and it is our common secret:
I have connections to the R.O.V. – The Republic of Venice – and they make it possible that the Jesuit monastery will now realize your idea: You know, it was your idea,.. years ago, as we had a walk there, as usual and you spoke with the Jesuit monks, you asked to create some plans of building a church there….The Government of Venice will support them now to built it very fast.
As »thank you« they will allow to use their gardens for special welcome evening events of the Dogan’s Palace. Today, on your birthday, we will celebrate the first opening feast here with all honour guests of Venice, which also wants to celebrate your birthday with our artists…The Jesuit monastery will make this using of their gardens possible for »all life-time« also for our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery as »thank you« for supporting the building of the church ‚Zitadelle‘. Maybe in 4 or 8 years the church will be finished….«

013 picture – by Canaletto – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

– »Oh really…?
Palma, this is fantastic!
My idea!…To build a church for the poor women and to make concerts there in the garden for them and in the church… Thank you Palma, you made this possible…
This are good news on my birthday!…
I love you… my painter…my composer…my one and only love…«

Palmina kissed him tender on his cheek several times.
Suddenly a little firework started from S.Marco Place and behind the Gardens of the monastery on the little, small island of Giudecca.
Palmina looked like an innocent dear and kissed Palma again.
»You are so sweet to me…«

014 picture – left San Marco Place and right Giudecca with the ‚Zitadelle‘

As they looked behind their Gondola they saw that all guests and artists followed them with their big Gondolas along the »30-Lantern-Gondola-Water-Way«.
They all came:
The Dogan, the emperor Rudolf II, Princess Lin from China, the Queen of Thailand, Prince and princess of Bangladesh, from Nepal, and a lot of Asian and European countries came with their Gondola driving behind them.
»So beautifully…Palma, so beautifully..thank you…thank you…thank you Palma!«

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As they reached the gardens behind the monastery and all the honour guests arrived, the feast continued with cultural dedications from all countries of the friends of the Republic of Venice.
The Jesuits monks and the sisters made today special cooking for this beautifully evening.
Michaela (Palma’s beautiful Cousin) brought her very young little talented son and he sung an aria for Palmina.
All representative of their culture showed their culture: dancing, singing, playing their instruments from Europe and Asia. They repeated the „Inspiration“-music piece which Palma composed for Pipa, Violin and Viola.
Palmina was very, very, lucky to see how Palma loves also to compose for Pipa-Lute.
Finally all wanted to hear a short piece from Palmina played on her lute.
And Palmina played wonderfully and her eyes shined and her heart was deeply connected with Palma’s heart and the golden light was again all over around here, in the garden with all the lights of the hundreds of lanterns in different colours and the mystic light…

And as the late evening came and all stars shined above them the sung again this for Palmina:

VIDEO: [ Peony Gondoly Song ] old: https://vimeo.com/275380598 new: https://youtu.be/4YfXRwOwHWE

Palmina smiled and Palma smiled

 * * *

(…to be continued)

63. The isolation of an island and the Chinese Princess

63. The isolation of an island and the Chinese Princess

Michaela (Palma’s Cousin), Palma il Giovane and Princess Lin looked up to the big heart over Venice. – They felt it was a »miracle«.
Both looked smiling to Palma and nodded worthless.
Both are believing in „miracles“, both in their traditions.
But both looked to him as if they could know that this is a heart which connects Palmina and Palma secretly.

After they finished their rehearsal for the concert at this Art-Gallery they went down to the street. Michaela went with Princess Lin in Michaela’s Flat. She invited her for little tea and they spoke about culture and about Palma and Palmina’s future.
Princess Lin asked her if she got her letter years ago as they where at the Island of Cyprus (during the Government R.O.V.).
Michaela said that she did not receive ANY of her LETTERS from Cyprus-island.
The Reason is and all Venetians tell it here: The »Church of Security« had at this time a big influence on that island. They read all letters and 90% of the letters had been destroyed, exchanged, stolen, copied and sold to the enemy of that beautiful island.
So after years of influence the »Security Organisation« of Mr. Cambridge sold the letters to the military enemy of the island of Cyprus – So the Island was invaded in 1570 – And he earned much money, so he is now the richest man of Europe.
Today Mr. Cambridge will be officially judged for being responsible that the State of Venice lost their island of Cyprus. They make him responsible for the so called „Cy-pr ex-it“.

The »Church of Security« will now be forbidden in whole Europe, because of criminal reports. Michaela said also: Mr. Cambridge stole the letters of the rich family H.T.C, so that »Church of Security« is now owning all the money of the H.T.C.
Princess Lin was surprised to hear that »Security Organisation« of Mr. Cambridge was able to isolate a lot of rich people of the island with controlling all their letter communication and telling wrong »stories« and »lies« about their international contacts. So Venice could not send any military help against the 60.000 Troops who invaded Cyprus-island the year 1570.
All Venetians say today: If the letter was not destroyed by members of Mr. Cambridge big Organisation, the beautiful Cyprus-Island would be still a part of the Republic of Venice – The R.O.V. – and Cypriots had not to move to other countries.

* * *

During the pretty and well educated ladies spoke at their Tea-Time, Palma was now alone in the Gallery – For a moment – He thought on his Palmina, his big and one love and smiled – Palmina covered him with an energy of love and sympathy, he could feel this and he loves this moments of »heart-to-heart connection« with her.

Again he saw a second heart over Venice. Yes, this is from my music-princess Altina – Albina – Palmina.

* * *

After a while the next musicians came and greeted Palma friendly:
And he greeted them also friendly back:

„Chiao, Natalia“
– She was from Russia, she studied Russian art-history but loves to play Organ in Venice.
»Chiao, Elisabetha«
– She is from Austria, Vienna. She sings also Palma’s music creations here in Venice and she was author of a secret book about her live.
»Lucy, Chao!“«
– She is a very good Pipa Player – She learned Chinese Pipa-Lute from Princess Lin and wants also to perform a composition of Palma here in Venice. This Month she plays in an ancient palazzo in Venice together with a harpsichord player.
»Sabina, Chiao«
– She is also from Austria, but she is more a model for Palma’s ancient mythology paintings, like »The Three Gratias« and later he will paint her maybe as »Saint Virgin«,
»Chao, Ilona« – She is also member – like the others – of this Gallery’s Artist – and is painting Landscapes and flowers.
And a few more artist’s came to rehearsal also Palma’s happy birthday song for Palmina. They all will sing together with the Gondoliers on the St. Marco Place after the concerts today. (at Dogan’s Palace and Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery).

* * *

After Palma and Palmina saw this in their Peony-Vision on the 23rd hour of the day (11 p.m.) Palma kissed Palmina’s hands and said »…Palmina…carefully rehearsing with your talented hands…you need them at your concert…« and he practised – Palma called is for fun »kissing acupuncture« – along her meridians (TCM) on her arms, starting with her fingers. Palmina smiled. His tender kisses along her hands and Meridians along her arms – this was an interesting idea – only Palma could have such tender ideas.

Then he kissed her cheeks full of tenderness. Palmina closed her eyes and saw a lot of Peony-flowers, some flowers lighting soft in pink colours.

And as they dreamed this together and their hearts connected so strongly, they saw a Vision:

* * *

Saint Lucille (Palma will Paint her and Palmina will be his inspiring Model) appeared in their dream.
She transformed herself into a Chinese Princess in the history of China.
The beautiful Princess lived with her poor family, who adopted her, in the nature and grew up far away of the King’s Palace far away of her real father and her real mother – The Chinese King and the Queen.

Evil priests tried to kill her as baby – So the King allowed to escape her »lady-in-waiting« with his baby-daughter as she was born. So she grew up at poor, but friendly people on the Mountain and could speak with the animals.
But the Safety Guards had been informed that she is still alive and wanted to find her – The official orders seemed to be: The King (her father) ordered to bring the Chinese princess to a secure place – officially…

And they saw in their Peony-Vision this short sequence in Chinese Language:

VIDEO: (Video starting at 33:06) – old: https://youtu.be/FX57ZkGoVBw?t=33m6s new: https://youtu.be/vfR9KMK9wXg?t=33m6s

 

(to be continued…)


 

56. The secret music princess and the famous painter

56. The secret music princess and the famous painter

As Palmina saw that Palma played for her birthday, she smiled and said „Oh, thank you, my Palma, my composer and painter!“ She touched with her hands his head and kissed his cheeks very tender and often.

And Palma get from all these cheek kisses inspired and dreamed during this a music which he wants to write down on a music score and wants to play for her as „Piano solo for Palmina’s Happy Birthday!“

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 <picture> facsimile of the“trillo“ (short-melody) „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“

Each „trillo“ (short-melody) symbolises a tender kiss:
The higher „trillos“ represent the kisses by Palmina and the lower „trillos“ represent the tender kissing answer by Palma on her talented hands. *)

So he transformed their heart-fully tender music-play into inspired music.


*) He took her hands and kissed softly her talented musician hands several times, this as tender answer meaning: „Take care on your hands…do carefully rehearsing…for the concert…“


 

And they continued to dream their Peony-Gondola-Vision in their 23rd hour (11 p.m.) of the day:

* * *

„Oh, he played for your birthday, Palmina – He likes you really much!
Palmina, I remember also that day you played the lute here in Venice in this church for Palma’s presentation.
As you came home you smiled so full of light – I will not forget how happy you smiled.
We all could see it. Only your brother was angry and I do not know why – I hope he is not jealous about your success as artist. He seems to understand his father more then me… Hm…
…But you, Palmina, where so lucky about this concert and that day. And as we where over one year on Cyprus you seemed always thinking on Palma il Giovane…
It seemed for me that your heart was still in Venice and »only« your body is on that Island because it is the will of your father but not the will of your heart.
Often your rehearsal on your lute on Cyprus Island, and also the way you played on your lute – I could see this as mother – done with so much love. You seemed to play every day only for him as if he could feel your music dedications over thousand of kilometers. Palmina, a heart of a mother can see something more then others, believe me…“, mother whispered to her silently into her ear.

Palmina was shy, smiled and looked up to the organ up where Palma – her first and only love in her live is sitting at the Organ speaking with a white Pigeon.

„Palmina,… What I wanted to say is…“, she continued whispering,
„…The 4 horses would belong to our family…
…you would be the owner of them…

Palmina looked questioning to her mother…

„…how should I tell it…
this means for you to live »only« as backers daughter and as famous artist is a more secure life, and: this brings much freedom-live for you then to be searched by the last survivors of our Byzantium state.
YOU ARE THE LAST PRINCESS. They want to find their princess…
…the best for us is that you are an artist here in Venice…
I heard that our byzantine Elite-safety-guard are searching for the last princess here in Venice…
If they find out that you are the princess of Byzantium they would not allow that you be in the public with others…“, she whispered Palmina into her ear.

After a while of thinking Palmina answered whispering: »But our state did not survive; all soldiers, officers and citizen where killed… So no one can make us any prescriptions for our future live…«
– »…Yes this is possible, but also the enemy of our state could search after the princess of Byzantium.
If they find you, you are automatically under the protection of the Republic of Venice. Venice guarantees our family security – This is Venetian law.
So they would not search you as Venetian backers daughter and Venetian Lute player artist…«

– »Yes they would not…«, Palma answered carefully and slowly.

They heard outside the church a lot of voices of soldiers speaking very excited trying to find the entrance of the church…

* * *

As both saw this vision in their Peony-Gondola, Palmina again kissed Palma on the cheeks saying „Thank you, thank you, thank you!“ and Palma kissed again Palmina’s talented sweet hands as tender answer.

And both listened now to the composition for Palmina:

VIDEO: „Piano solo for Palmina – Happy Birthday!“ old:https://vimeo.com/271718514 new: https://youtu.be/IHBxdoWTlh4

 

music: Piano solo: Gerald Spitzner

( to be continued…)

55. Palmina listens to Palma’s Organ playing with her mother secretly

55. Palmina listens to Palma’s Organ playing with her mother secretly

4 byzantium horses Venice

<picture 1> 4 Byzantium horses in Venice

…and they saw in their 23rd hour of the day in their Peony-Gondola this common vision and they gave themselves tender cheek kisses:

* * *

The bird flew now fast to Palma il Giovane at his window and continued singing his „happy birthday variations“.
Palma listened and understood as if the bird said to him:
»Follow me, I will lead you to Palmina and you can play for her on the Organ…«
And Palma followed him step-by-step. So he went along all the streets of Venice till the church where Palma saw Palmina the first time official playing the lute for his presentation of his big artwork »trionfo di san Giuliano«.
As she played once the presentation it was a great success.

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At this day as he saw her playing here in the church her fine lute he suddenly remembered, that she was the little young girl who came to the fontaine as he painted the Residenza, right beside the »palazzo Soderini«. She wanted to take some fresh water from that fontaine behind Palma. Palma turned arraund and he saw her the first time in his life standing there. Suddenly he stopped his drawing the Residenza and made fast same drawings of her standing at the fontaine.

It was the inspiration for the painting „Jesus and the Samaritan“.

She was his first big inspiration – he could fell that – and she came and looked how he was painting and smiled, nearly every day. Something very familiar both feld for each other, but they where silent and didn’t tell anyone anything.
So she came to look after Palma and his painting during she came on that big place for the water of the Fontaineand going back to mothers backery shop at the „Cale de la Pieta“.

A few years later he draw her as saint virgin in the big artwork in that church only from remembering her…
After the concert they talked for 8 minutes, Palma invited her to be an new artist-member of the Venice-Titian-Art Gallery which was the highest honour a musician or artist can get in Venice, because it is usually not possible to get the membership there.
Suddenly Palmina was for over one year not reachable…
All the letters between them had been stolen from her post office box and destroyed.
A man, the Venetian called him „Signore Cambridge“, but his real Name was Bruce Monte Dolce, was known to steal all letters of post office boxes if they where on vacation.
Palmina suddenly moved with her family to the island of Cyprus, because her father thought that going back to their island brings a secure future for them.
Soon they did realize that this island will not be secure in the future any more.

* * *

Palma saw a little white female Pigeon flying into the church and landing at the organ.

Chiesa di San Zulian - Organo

picture 3 (picture of Organ)

She always is looking down to Palma in an asking way and made: „Groo, Groooo..“.
It was as if she wanted to say »Come up to me and play for your love Palmina«
Palma looked wondering up to the organ and decided to play for Palmina’s birthday here alone in the church where their deep love-story begun in their life.

* * *

Outside Palmina and her mother went very fast along the »Calle Bande Castello« from the beautiful place where a church was.
„Oh, mum… I think it was not a good idea to go shopping for shoes today… I have to prepare my concert today…. Oh, please, it is my birthday. Today the Emperor Rudolph II, he is an expert in arts, also Princess Lin from China, and the mighty Dogan will come and listen me playing for the opening at the Dogan’s Palace and after the official dinner all will come together at the Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery…“
Mum stopped looking at the shops for shoes and said: „I understand , my daughter…but it is necessary that we »go shopping« today »for shoes«. I wanted to tell you an important thing from our family history your father should not know because he has no good philosophy about the history of Byzantium. He thinks like an old Venetian. Once Venice attacked Byzantium and they stole also artworks like the four horses < picture 1> which is now on our San Marco Cathedral. Now it seems that Venice and the Byzantium are no enemy any more.
They realized who is their real common enemy in history…
But I wanted not to shop shoes…really not… I wanted to talk to you secretly!“

Then they went directly from the place of the Formosa church, which is closed today at this early time, along the „Calle Bande Castello“ straight ahead till they come to the Church San Zulian.
„Come let us sit there in the church – We have to talk silently about this secret…“
Palmina was surprised and followed her mother into that church.

<picture 4> – »Il trionfo di san Giuliano« by Palma il Giovane (Chiesa_di_San_Zulian)

Chiesa di San Zulian - Soffitto

Now they sat in the middle of that church and looked up to the big Painting of Palma il Giovane.

<picture 5>  detail with Saint Virgin Mary form “ Il trionfo di san Giuliano „

detail
„Look, this is you…“, her mother suddenly said.
„He painted you as saint virgin! Look…. here, this is you beside Jesus as Saint Mary!“

Palmina got red in her face, now her mother knew their common secret.
„Mother, I played 7 years ago here for the presentation of that big artwork with my lute…I remember. No one realized that this St.Virgin »I am« in that painting . It is painted so decently by Palma. Only a mother or someone who love can realize that.“

„Oh, this is nice…“, mother answered.

-„And Palma il Giovane liked my playing very much…“
Palmina’s mother looked questioning to her daughter and said her in her ear:

„Is he »he« ?

Palmina smiled shy and the way she looked was an answer for her mother.
Palmina’s mother looked to Palma as if she wants to check him with her »eyes of a caring mother« than she looked back down to her daughter.

Palmina nodded silently looking with very beautiful eyes down and it looked so beautifully that if Palma would have seen her now, he would paint her suddenly again.

Palma il Giovane didn’t realize that they are here. He looked to the white Pigeon and said to her:
„My sweet white Pigeon, If you could fly to my sweet Palmina and bring her this music as music greeting message I would tell her as »happy birthday, dear Palmina! I love you so much !«“

In this moment Palma started to play on the Organ like that and Palmina and her mother listened to this secret happy birthday concert very interested and smiling:

VIDEO: Organ solo »Organ Solo For Palmina’s birthday“

   Old: https://vimeo.com/271242541

New: https://youtu.be/ccxX2WFXcTM

(to be continued…)


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four original Byzantine hourses

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place with fontaine where Palmina inspired Palma the first time.
Here Palma il Giovane painted and Palmina came and inspired him

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The organ on which Palma il Giovane played was on older instrument than today’s instrument of the eighteenth century by Gaetano Callido op.12 (1764).

<picture 4> – »Il trionfo di san Giuliano« by Palma il Giovane (Chiesa_di_San_Zulian)

<picture 5>  detail with Saint Virgin Mary form “ Il trionfo di san Giuliano “