Un mundo / A world

Angeles Santos, inspired by a poem by Juan Ramón Jiménez, crafted a world of light from stars, daily life with a circulating train, and women as caretakers. Creating this masterpiece at 17, she astonished Madrid's intelligentsia. Now displayed at the Reina Sofía Museum, her talent, hard work, and inspiration endure, symbolizing a bridge to a new century.

Un mundo / A world

Angeles Santos, inspired by a poem by Juan Ramón Jiménez, crafted a world of light from stars, daily life with a circulating train, and women as caretakers. Creating this masterpiece at 17, she astonished Madrid's intelligentsia. Now displayed at the Reina Sofía Museum, her talent, hard work, and inspiration endure, symbolizing a bridge to a new century.

A painting by Angeles Santos

A poem by Juan Ramón Jiménez awakened in Angeles Santos the idea of ​​creating a world. A world in which light comes from the stars, in which a train circulates through daily life, where women care and watch over. Angeles Santos was only 17 years old when she created this work, which surprised the highest intelligentsia in Madrid and brought her to a new century, to a beautiful wall of the Reina Sofía Museum, where we admire her tirelessly.

A young lady who was talented, worked hard and brings inspiration to the world today.

 

See the high definition version of the painting  here

 

The poem is

ALBA

by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Se paraba
la rueda
de la noche…
                            Vagos ángeles malvas
apagaban las verdes estrellas.

Una cinta tranquila
de suaves violetas
abrazaba amorosa
a la pálida tierra.

Suspiraban las flores al salir de su ensueño,
embriagando el rocío de esencias.

Y en la fresca orilla de helechos rosados,
como dos almas perlas,
descansaban dormidas
nuestras dos inocencias
-¡oh qué abrazo tan blanco y tan puro!-
de retorno a las tierras eternas.

 

Maria Iturralde

I'm a communication profesional, specializing in strategies for social projects and a lover of cultural connections. Originally from Ecuador, I've made Madrid, Spain, my home, balancing work remotely with enjoying the city's vibrant culture. Madrid isn't just where I live; it's where I've explored every corner, discovering its unique charm. By day, I'm a dedicated communication consultant, and off-duty, I'm out exploring Madrid's streets and museums. I also enjoy giving private tours, sharing the city's stories from a local perspective. It's not just a job; it's my way of bringing Madrid to life through storytelling. Join me on this journey as I blend professional know-how with a passion for Madrid's cultural richness.

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