Thursday, 31 January 2019

Nations Apart

Burns and Mozart also lived in times of huge turbulence - late 18th century. 
Robert Burns retold and recharged the great tales and songs of the Scottish nation in such unique ways. I visited Vienna last year – where the genius musicians Strauss and Mozart told the tales of central Europe, Of Austria (population 8m) and the great Danube river.

Poet Bob Dylan, in the turbulent times of the Cold war and civil rights marches. 
In Paris in the 18thcentury Impressionism painters expressed the great creative out pouring and flair to see in new ways. 
Italy’s Renaissance (14th century to 17th) 
took two dimensional art not only to three dimensions but to stratospheric new heights and told of Italy’s great struggles and love of beauty.  

All these highly unique stories matter …