Poetry, Music, Duende: Federico Garcia Lorca

(I've taken the liberty of adding photos and videos ~ArsArteEtLabore) Excerpt from: Desolation Row - Colm Tóibín In his late teens, Federico García Lorca’s main interest was music and song. He was steeped not only in the Andalusian folk tradition but also in the European art song. He loved the work of Schubert and Beethoven.Lorca’s … Continue reading Poetry, Music, Duende: Federico Garcia Lorca

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Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

"More abstractly,  it's a method of consciously entering into a dialogue with the unconscious, which triggers the transcendent function, a vital shift in consciousness, brought about through the union of the conscious and unconscious minds. Unexpected insights and self-renewal are some of the results of the transcendent function. It achieves what I call that elusive … Continue reading Jung’s Active Imagination | Reality Sandwich

The Theory and Play of Duende – Federico García Lorca

In his brilliant lecture entitled "The Theory and Play of Duende" Federico García Lorca attempts to shed some light on the haunting and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art. "All that has dark sound has duende", he says, "that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher can explain. … Continue reading The Theory and Play of Duende – Federico García Lorca

The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca In his Ode to Walt Whitman, Lorca asks "Whose perfect voice will sing the truths of wheat?" Throughout the poem, he is lamenting the absence of men of the calibre of the "lovely Walt Whitman".  The truths of wheat...  Federico Garcia Lorca uses symbolic, nature imagery throughout his work. Whilst addressing sexuality … Continue reading The use of Nature imagery in the works of Federico Garcia Lorca

Arts require a living body to interpret them: Lorca on Duende

“All arts are capable of duende, but where it finds greatest range, naturally, is in music, dance, and spoken poetry, for these arts require a living body to interpret them, being forms that are born, die, and open their contours against an exact present.” - Federico García Lorca "When we acknowledge duende, when we allow … Continue reading Arts require a living body to interpret them: Lorca on Duende