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Latest culture news today Wednesday, January 19



The latest news today, in the best headlines of the day that ABC makes available to all readers. All the news of Wednesday, January 19 with an exhaustive summary that you cannot miss:

Lorenzo Silva and Noemí Trujillo write the black novel of the pandemic

On March 14, 2020, the same day that the Government decreed the state of alarm due to the health crisis, Noemí Trujillo received the news that her mother had died of coronavirus. Then came the duel, a difficult duel, like that of so many others: unable to move, away from family, friends, always keeping the damned safety distance. I didn’t know it then, but that experience would end up being the germ of ‘La forja de una rebel’ (Destiny), the second novel (black, which is the color of mourning) in the series by Manuel Mauri, who writes with four hands with his partner, also a writer Lorenzo Silva.

The auction of the century is deserted: the only mural painting by Caravaggio has no buyer

It was described as the auction of the century. But the tender, in its first call, to sell the Casino da Aurora, also known as Villa Ludovisi, famous among other things because it has the only fresco painted by Caravaggio, has been deserted. This has been announced by the auction house ‘Falco Aste’, specializing in the “sale of judicial assets”. The Casino da Aurora, near Via Veneto and Villa Medici, in the center of Rome, is one of the most beautiful private residences in the capital. He belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Italian families, the Ludovisi-Boncompagni, with two popes of the Catholic Church (Gregorio XIII and Gregorio XV), and with other beautiful buildings in the historic center of the capital.

Miriam Bonastre, the young Spanish author who triumphs in the world of Korean ‘webtoon’

Beyond ‘The Squid Game’ and K-pop, the unstoppable Korean culture has managed to extend another of its tentacles over the West: the ‘webtoon’. It is a comic format designed exclusively to be read on mobile, sliding the screen down without needing to ‘zoom’. Free and open to anyone who wants to publish, the platforms dedicated to its dissemination add up to millions of users, fans of its particular ‘star system’. Webtoons is the leader in the sector and that is where it has managed to put a pike Miriam Bonastre (Pineda del Mar, 1994), who was also part of the creative team for the El Rubius series ‘Virtual hero’. His ‘webtoon’ ‘Hooky’ has reached more than 95 million views unique and a score of 9.8 out of 10 in the English version of the platform (in 2014 it reached an agreement with Whatpadd to expand into Western markets). The comic now sees the light on paper and in Spanish by the publisher Martínez Roca, after its brilliant passage through the US market, where it has been on the list of best-selling comics in ‘The New York Times’.

The US Supreme Court complicates the future of the Pissarro of the Thyssen Museum

“Can we all at least agree that it is a beautiful painting?” asked Stephen Breyer, judge of the US Supreme Court, on one of the jewels of the Thyssen-Bornesmiza National Museumwhose future is in your hands. Breyer and the other eight magistrates of the high court yesterday heard the arguments of the two parties that were fighting on ‘Rue Saint-Honoré, in the afternoon. rain effect’, an impressionist cityscape executed in 1897 by Camille Pissarro. The descendants of the original owners dispute it with the museum and the Spanish government.

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