Violeta Parra and the song Back at 17 ( Volver a los 17) (2013)
Mixed Media painting by Madalena Lobao-Tello

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  • Mixed Media painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 23.62 × 25.2 × 0.79 in (unframed) / 23.62 × 25.2 in (actual image size)
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Mixed Media (acrylic, pastel, oil and collage) on canvas

◾This artwork is the 2° of a series entitled “Violeta in the heart” about Violeta Parra and her songs. This work is about the song “Back at seventeen”.

For this work I relied mainly on the chorus:
◾It is entangled, entangling, like ivy on the wall
and is sprouting, sprouting like moss in stone
as the moss in stone, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

◾Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist (paintings, ceramics, and tapestries). She set the basis for “Chilean’ New Song”, the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would absorb and extend its influence far beyond Chile.
She was involved in the progressive movement and the Communist Party of
Her most renowned song, Gracias a la Vida (Thanks to Life), was popularized throughout Latin America by Mercedes Sosa and later in the US by Joan Baez.
◾However, Violeta attracted much more attention and renown abroad than at
home. Between 1961 and 1965 she returned to Europe, where she performed ceaselessly at everywhere from small bars to the halls of the United Nations.
◾In 1964, Violeta became the first Latin American to show her work as a stand-alone exhibit in Parisian museum The Louvre

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Mixed Media (acrylic, pastel, oil and collage) on canvas

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