From the 2015 exhibition:

Blue arrived, and its time was painted

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Blue  --   Azul

excerpted from a la Pintura (1948)

Rafael Alberti (1902 - 1999)

Blue arrived, and its time was painted.        

               Llegó el azul y se pintó su tiempo.

How many blues did the Mediterranean give?

               ¿Cuántos de blues dio el Mediterráneo?

Venus, mother of the sea of blues.        

               Venus, madre del mar de blues.            

The blue of the Greeks rests, like a god, on columns.

             El azul de los griegos se basa, como un dios, en columnas.

The delicate Medieval blue.

              El azul Medieval delicada.

The Virgin brought her virgin blue; blue Maria, blue Our Lady.          

          La Virgen le trajo azul virgen; Maria azul, azul Nuestra Señora.

To his palette it descended. It brought the most secret heavenly blue.

Kneeling, he painted those blues. The angels baptised him with blue.

They named him: Beata Blue Angelico.         

              Para su paleta descendía. Esto llevó a la azul celeste más secreto. Arrodillado, pintó los blues. Los ángeles le bautizó con el azul. Le pusieron por nombre: Beata Azul Angelico.

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