Artist's description:

•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.
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
•“It has formed a marriage
all covered with black,
black couple and groomsmen
black brothers and in-laws,
and the priest who married them
thereof was black.

When the party started
put a black tablecloth
then came the dessert
dried figs were served
and went to bed
beneath a black sky.

And there are the two heads
the black with black,
dawned cold
had to ignite,
Coal brought the bold
Coal is also black.

Something hurts the black
came the village doctor
prescribed mud plaster
but the black mud
that gave the black
Maqui juice hill.

Bold already died
that poor black p’al penalty,
threw it in a drawer
drawer painted black,
a sail set on or not
oh, what most black funeral."

Note:In chile people say “Negro” (Black) to brown people, but in this case I think Violet refers to the Mapuche people

Materials used:

Acrylic on linen canvas

Violeta Parra and the song "Black wedding" (2014)


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This artwork is sold by Madalena Lobao-Tello from Chile

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