Goya – Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida – Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida

A must see chapel to visit in Madrid. What I love the most is all the angels depicted on the ceiling are women.

After his death aged 82 on April 16th 1828 (having failed to recover from falling down the stairs at his Cours de l’Intendance residence), Goya was buried in a tomb in the Chartreuse cemetery in central Bordeaux alongside his compatriot Martin Goicocchea, a former mayor of Madrid and father-in-law to Goya’s son Javier. In 1899, both bodies were exhumed to be transferred back to Spain. Neither body could be formally identified. For a start, Goya’s head had disappeared! It is believed that it was stolen by one of Goya’s former models, the Marques de San Adrian, who may have sought to understand the workings of Goya’s brain by doing some “hands-on” research. Goya’s head was never to be found. The two bodies were transported in a single coffin and buried with others first in Saragosse then transferred to a joint mausoleum at the Royal Chapel of Saint Anthony of La Florida in Madrid.

The Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida (Spanish: Real Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida) is a Neoclassical chapel in central Madrid. The chapel is best known for its ceiling and dome frescoes by Goya. It is also his burial place. After his death aged 82 on April 16th 1828 (having failed to recover from falling down the stairs at his Cours de l’Intendance residence), Goya was buried in a tomb in the Chartreuse cemetery in central Bordeaux alongside his compatriot Martin Goicocchea, a former mayor of Madrid and father-in-law to Goya’s son Javier. In 1899, both bodies were exhumed to be transferred back to Spain. Neither body could be formally identified. For a start, Goya’s head had disappeared! It is believed that it was stolen by one of Goya’s former models, the Marques de San Adrian, who may have sought to understand the workings of Goya’s brain by doing some “hands-on” research. Goya’s head was never to be found. The two bodies were transported in a single coffin and buried with others first in Saragoza then transferred to a joint mausoleum at the Royal Chapel of Saint Anthony of La Florida in Madrid

Goya’s fresco depicting the legend of Saint Anthony reviving a dead man

The chapel was built in the general location of two prior chapels built in the 1730s, which were on the land of a farm called La Florida. The present structure was built by Felipe Fontana from 1792 to 1798 on the orders of King Carlos IV, who also commissioned the frescoes by Goya and his assistant Asensio Juliá.The structure was declared a national monument in 1905. In 1919 Goya’s remains were transferred here from Bordeaux, where he had died in 1828. In 1928 an identical chapel was built alongside the original, in order to allow the original to be converted into a museum.On every June 13, the chapel becomes the site of a lively pilgrimage in which young unwed women come to pray to Saint Anthony and to ask for a partner. The frescoes by Goya were completed over a six-month period in 1798. The frescoes portray miracles by Saint Anthony of Padua. On the main cupola of the chapel Goya depicted Saint Anthony raising a dead man; instead of portraying the scene as occurring in thirteenth-century Lisbon, Goya relocated the miracle to contemporary Madrid.

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#BeBoldForChange

This is a call  to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.

SRapallo, Womens Day 2017

Supporting International Womens Day 2017

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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To stop sexism in the Art world

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1. #BeBoldForChange campaign for progressive employers

Women’s careers website Where Women Work is calling on progressive employers to explain how they’re taking bold action to help create more inclusive environments. Their sister website is also championing a #BeBoldForChange campaign across the Asia Pacific region.


2. #BeBoldForChange campaign by police for local community

Hampshire Police in the UK’s are running a #BeBoldForChange social media campaign sees 26 people from their Constabulary explain how they are being bold for change in order to raise greater awareness about equality. Here are some highlights: PC Tracey DimmerInspector Jill KingstonPC Vicky WongPC Tracey Pool and more, including Superintendent Alison Heydari‘s passionate call for people to #BeBoldForChange and report hate crime.


3. #BeBoldForChange campaign challenging art world inequality

Artfinder is stamping out s*xism in the art world and, in association with International Women’s Day 2017, is asking art organisations around the world to #BeBoldForChange and share their data on gender representation, because gender inequality in the art world is a huge issue.


4. #BeBoldForChange campaign supporting equality in sports

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club in the UK’s #BeBoldForChange campaign sees players wearing a specially commissioned one-off purple kit with International Women’s Day branding in lieu of their famous pink and blue colours. The players’ kit also features IWD’s charity partners, Catalyst and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).


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From every geography and field of work, global company AECOM‘s #BeBoldForChange campaign recognizes the contributions of women, advancing them into leadership positions, serving as mentors for others, and identifying and combating unconscious bias – and they’ve created a special #BeBoldForChange Impact Blog.


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7. #BeBoldForChange campaigns by universities

The University of Sheffield runs their #BeBoldForChange campaign to look for your stories and nominations based on bold actions being taken by their people to help drive gender parity.

Trinity College Dublin is running a week-long schedule of International Women’s Day events from film screenings, lectures, lunches, performances and podcasts – and even a special #BeBoldForChange hashtag competition.

While the University of Hull‘s #BeBoldForChange campaign sees the University’s first ever all female photo-shoot for students at the University, along with a program of 20+ events reflecting great strides women have made at the University.

And the University of East London‘s #BeBoldForChange campaign for International Women’s Day celebrates what the day means to their women in academia and beyond.


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We’ll be highlighting how further groups are calling for gender parity via exciting #BeBoldForChange campaigns, as well as how they’re celebrating International Women’s Day.

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Reflections on Women..

My modest contribution for today  World Watercolor Group I just love Charlie guests and tutorial guests too.

I’m so new to this technique …Aquarella!! and I like a lot it’s freshness and spontaneity.

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Alpargatas

SRapallo, Alpargatas, watercolor on W&N 300gsm, 42x29.7cm.
SRapallo, Alpargatas, watercolor on W&N 300gsm, 42×29.7cm.

Espadrilles (Alpargatas)

It’s an eternal fashion made in Spain. They are hand made with thousands of different models: flat or with high heels. An authentic and traditional shoes. The oldest store in Madrid is Casa Hernanz, since 1845.

I bought mine last summer. They are perfect for hot days…

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Alpargatas estão eternamente em moda na Espanha. São confeccionadas em mil modelos diferentes: sem salto ou com salto. São sapatos autênticos e tradicionais. A loja mais antiga em Madri é a Casa Hernanz, desde 1845.

Eu comprei esse par no verão passado. São perfeitas para dias quentes…