Posts tagged ‘art’

April 5, 2013

Baroness Carmen Cervera uses island haven in South Pacific to manage her art collection

Documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists show how Thyssen-Bornemisza built up part of her collection buying art from international auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s through a Cook Islands company. The offshore service provider now called Portcullis TrustNet helped with the arrangements under a secretive structure that connected people in as many as six different countries, just to evade paying taxes.

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September 16, 2012

Ricky Gervais in “Derek”: the depths of emotional intelligence

Another masterpiece conceived and brought to screen by one of the most talented man nowadays in the whole world (in his matter and in every matter). With just one pilot released, and waiting for a whole season for next year in Channel 4, “Derekdeploys some sort of smart comedy/drama where characters like Derek himself, Hannah (played by Kerry Godliman) or Dougie (played by Karl Pilkington) got a depth not usually seen on TV. The truth is I’m very limited due to my low knowledge of English language to express what I’d like to say about this TV series, so I just can recommend you to give it a try. It’s worth to see it thousands times more than 99’9% of all american TV series (like “Extras”, “The Office”, “Life’s too short” and most things that have came out from Gervais mind).

Pilkington (L) & Gervais(R) in Derek

“I’m not clever or good looking, but I am kind”

Further the controversy generated by the perception of some groups that say it mocks mentally handicapped people, the truth is that, at least in the pilot, they are shown like the human beings with feelings they really are. Gervais has taken “British TV comedies” subgenre to a next level of excellence  (like Monty Python did in their time) and “Derek” is just another step in that way.  I just can’t wait to see the rest of the whole season.

September 16, 2012

“Dora” by Ignacio Minaverry: one of the most interesting GN of this season

Dora, a well written and better drawn graphic novel about a young spy girl during the sixties who becomes a Nazi hunter, has been recently published in Spain by sins entido, at a cover price of 22€. The book’s worth it a reading, Argentine artist Ignacio Minaverry has really managed to compose a beautiful “travels & mistery” tale full of small details and elusive colours, with interesting characters and a well told story.Dora was considered the best Argentine comic of 2009.


September 13, 2012

Can you imagine a Spanish version of… “The office”?

Of course I can…     the problem is that probably most clerks would be just temporary, so the audience would never get to know all those changing characters every episode.   The boss would be no David Brent at all, he’d probably spend all day crying about how things are getting worse day by day and who will be next to be fired  (played by Antonio Resines?).      In the meanwhile, everyone would be too busy shouting at each other with no time for jokes.     No fun at all.

September 13, 2012

A mature reflection on Catalonia independence by Xabel Vegas

   Asturian musician Xabel Vegas writes today in his personal blog a very weighted reflection about the future of Catalonia in Europe without the Spanish imposition. Just click in his picture to read it.(text is written in spanish).