223. Traditional Dialogue of Cultures in Venice
picture – Palma il Giovane -Doge Pietro Loredan*) Beseeching the Virgin (Wikipedia)
This Painting by Palma il Giovane is on the big famous Dogan“s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) where always delegations of different cultures officially had a intercultural friendship event as peace DIALOGUE between the mighty Republic of Venice and the business partners from all over the world like Europe, Asia and Africa.
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They continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision like that:
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„Oh, so much Cultures we have on this world. Fantastic!!!!l „, Palmina said like a young girl with her soft fine voice and continued smiling with this asian-like beautiful eyes:
„…this beautiful different cultures with their different music and art traditions,… fantastic…
our world is so big, I would like to huge it ..“, Palmina said and hugged Palma.
„..this beautiful cultures are often visiting Venice, our mighty Republic of Venice the – R.O.V. and I often play at the welcome concert in the Dogan’s Palace on our San Marco Place…often an artwork from you or from me…“, Palmina said euphoric.
„…From all over the world the representative of their culture are coming and greeting our Republic from Europe Asia, Africa. From Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, China, Cipan (Japan), Korea, Philippines, Russia…Armenia, Cyprus- Byzantium…bringing a message to us of peace and friendship…They want all a peacefull relation, a cultural dialogue to our mighty Republic of Venice and of course good economic relations with us Europeans…“, Palma said very wise.
picture 2-3 – detail of Palmas painting in the Palazzo Ducale (Dogan’s Palace) in Venice
„So it is important that all cultures are in a harmonic peaceful relation…in a good DIALOGUE!
…Palma, didn’t you compose a music dialogue for Chinese lute Pipa (or other Chinese or other Asian Instruments) and Viola da braccio as the Chinese delegation did visit our Republic with their huge Chinese ships, waiting outside the „Lido“, coming with hundreds of guests to bring a peaceful culture program, a cultural exchange dialogue concert? Didn’t you?“
„Oh yes, I will never forget this. It was years ago…Oh, Palmina, my Dialogue for Pipa琵琶 and Viola. Do you remember the begining melody?“, Palma asked.
Palmina took her Lute and plugged slowly and smiling with shining eyes, only a girl or a women has, if she is loving…
Palmina smiled to Palma and send to his heart a warm and golden, tender light energy playing her lute.
Palma could feel this also in his deep heart.
After that,now Palma took his Viola and plugged:
„Do you remember, Palmina?“
„Yes, your composition you wrote as Dialogue for my instrument and your instrument…It was dedicated as dialogue between the East Cultures and the West Cultures between the Ming Dynasty representatives and Venice.
Yes, Palma, I remember very good and I love this creation from you very much!“
picture – (detail) Palma paints his own flat in the 2nd floor on the San Marco Place as autobiographic link
Palmina gave Palma a tender kiss on his cheek and Palma could feel this.
Now Palma composed deep in his heart a music reflection and variation to the main „Dialogue Music Theme“, the main melody of this dialogue composition like that and Palmina put her head and Palma’s side to hear this music coming directly from Palma’s heart and what she listened was this:
VIDEO: (Dialogue Inspiration (Violin+Piano) https://youtu.be/xvh6apJHslM
(to be continued…)
Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:
*) Pietro Loredan
Pietro Loredan (born Venice, Italy 1482 – died Venice, 3 May 1570) was the 84th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1567 to 1570.