349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

349. Michelangelo plans to construct the Rialto bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

* * *

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

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

Palmina liked Mihaela’s performance and smiled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* * *

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

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

Palma felt that between them was the golden light.

Palma smiled. Palmina smiled.

(to be continued…)

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348. Little bird solo inspiration

348. Little bird solo inspiration

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picture 1 – view of Gondola die Venezia (behind Rialto bridge in Venice)

They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:

* * *

Master Titian asked Michelangelo:“How much statues did you made for the thumb of Pope Julius II?“

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  picture 2 – Thumb of Pope Julius II made by Michelangelo

Michelangelo said“ 40 statues  I had to make as sculptor…it was very expensive to buy the marmor…“

During this Palma il Giovane’s little cousine Mihaela entered  the little wooden stage where Palmina was playing her first accords on the lute.

„…And this is Palma’s talented cousin Mihaela. She will today sing the aria ‚Il mio cuore’…“, Master Titian said proud.

„…she also members our famous Venice Titian Art Gallery. She sings at the openings of new fresh paintings…“

„Oh, well, I see…“, Michelangelo said.

And she sung and the secret Model of Titian’s famous painting ‚Venus of Urbino from Rome played on her Lute beside her. Little Palmina observed all movements of her fingers on the lute and learned all…

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And after they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina looked at the new music score of Palma for her.
Palmina had light-red cheeks as she saw this art creation.

„And this I composed also: Little bird solo for Pipa.
It describes the sweet sound of a singing bird…“

Her cheeks turned more light-red then ever and she smiled:

  Palmina was lucky as she saw this Lute solo:

„Oh, Palma! Thank you so much, my composer, my painter and writer…“

„Pi -„

„- Pa“

„Liu to – baci!“

And at 23 p.m. Palmina made music and she played this little bird solo and Palma will hear it and he will be lucky.

       pictures 3-4 – Music score of „Little bird solo for Pipa“ by Gerald Spitzner

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(to be continued…)

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345. Palmina inspires Palma il Giovane for creative Artworks

345. Palmina inspires Palma il Giovane for creative Artworks

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  Picture 1 – White Pigeon with red rose

And now thew saw again this Peony Gondola Vision:

* * *

Again they are in Venice in the year 1563.

Michelangelo is also listening to the famous music solo playing women.

  After the concert the servants brought some Asian Tea and Master Titian asked Michelangelo about his last years in Rome, if he could finish the Painting about the creation on the Sistine Chapel (1) and if the Pope is paying him for his hard huge fresko painting artwork which takes years of hard work.

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Picture 2 – Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo

Michelangelo begun to talk and to explain.

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  Picture 3 – Couple created by Michelangelo in Rome, St. Peter“s Vatican State

He told him also that he created also the huge couple of the St.Peters Dome in Rome, Vatican State.(2)

During they talked and Palma il Giovane listened interested as Master Art Student he observed that little Palmina is fascinated looking at the music instrument – the lute.

Palmina brought to the lute player on the little stage shy and friendly also a fresh bread from her basket.
She tried and said „Hm, so delicious…never ate so good fine breads“

  „This bread I created by my own. It is more fine made then usually…“

Palmina wanted to know how the names of the strings of the lute are.

„…Come little angel… The lute has 6 strings the highest is e …than deeper is the  h…than deeper is g…
deeper is named D…than… A….finally the deepest is E.
This is 2 octave deeper than the first string e…“

„Oh fine…may I hold it and try it?“ Palmina asked innocent.

Palmina was allowed to try the instrument and Palma observed this two beautiful ladies from his table during he drunk the white tea. Palma smiled and as longer he looked to them the more he seemed to smile.
Palma started to draw them both very fast on a sheet of paper – Palma was inspired to see the real „Venus of Urbino“ with her lute and the little girl Palmina trying the lute.

Titian observed his Master student with the sever eye of an eagle and Michelangelo stopped to speak in respect of Titian’s observation.

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After they saw this Peony Gondola Vision, during this, Palma“s handy made a few sounds because he got a message from Palmina“s Messenger  account on facebook. Palmina send him several hearts.

Palma looked at his handy and the display was empty but Palmina showed him her handy and she send him a few hearts again and Palma’s handy made for every heart a sound.

Palma smiled and Palma send her a white Pigeon with a red rose.
Palmina looked on her handy, but also her display was empty.
Palma showed her his message on his handy and Palmina saw the nice picture.
Palmina gave him today a few tender cheek kisses and Palma could feel it although it is before 23 p.m.

Now Palma is inspired and he wrote a new part of his Music Dialogue:

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  picture 3 – music score part (40) of Dialogue for Pipa and Viola by Gerald Spitzner

(to be continued…)

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

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(1) Wikipedia – Sistine chapel – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistine_Chapel

(2) coupla of th St.Peters Dome in Rome, Vatican State.
See at „Works“ Wikipedia – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

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