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Latest culture news today Thursday, January 20



The latest news today, in the best headlines of the day that ABC makes available to its readers. All the last hours of Thursday, January 20 with a complete summary that you cannot miss:

What if the police found the murderer of the Alcácer girls?

It was in January 1993 when the name of Antonio Anglés was inscribed in the black history of Spain, when two beekeepers found a pit in which the Alcácer girls. Two months earlier, he and Michael Ricart They had been picked up on a highway, where they were hitchhiking. They did not take them to their destination. They were kidnapped, raped and killed. Ricart was unable to escape from the police cordon and was sentenced, but Anglés managed to escape.

Nothing has been heard from him since.

The Dutch Senate approves the purchase of a Rembrandt for 175 million euros

At the end of last year, the Netherlands showed its willingness to pay 169 million dollars for Rembrandt’s ‘The Standard Bearer’ (1636), a painting owned by the familia Rothschild, as confirmed by the Ministry of Culture of the country. The announcement came a few days after France announced that the work, classified as ‘National Treasure’ and whose estimated value was 186 million dollars, was going to return to the art market, since the French State had finally renounced its acquisition: «’The Standard Bearer’ is one of Rembrandt’s masterpieces. For centuries, it has been in private hands, especially in the possession of the King of England and since 1844 of the Rothschild family. Now is the opportunity to acquire a Rembrandt of this caliber.”

Avant-garde and impurity of Eurovision

The worst thing was not the defeat, not even the humiliation, but the public’s indifference towards the repertoire chosen in recent years by RTVE, conditioned by interests that should be rewound, bits of shit and chrome, to compete in the UER contest and return each spring to King’s Meadow like the Moron rooster. Starting from the maxim that you cannot fall any lower and that from now on it is only possible to improve -Sanchista theory and practice-, the public broadcaster has had no problem recruiting fourteen pop stars on this occasion and embarking them on a tie whose venue, Benidorm, implies the absolute absence of complexes from which this musical company starts.

The key on which the Pissarro del Thyssen depends: apply the Spanish or Californian law

Two decades of legal war over the property of ‘Rue Saint Honoré, après midi. Effet de pluie’, an urban landscape by Camille Pissaro of a Paris varnished by rain, have not even managed to clarify the most essential: what legislation must be applied to decide the belonging of the painting? The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the heirs of Lilly Cassirer, the daughter of a Jewish collector who was taken by the Nazis. This week the faces were seen, through their lawyers, before the final judicial arbiter in the US, where Cassirer’s heir who initiated the claim resided: the Supreme Court.

El Pissarro del Thyssen: chronology of a legal dispute that began two decades ago

1939: Lilly Cassirer Neubauer sells the painting below its market value to Jakob Scheidwimmer, a dealer and member of the Nazi party, in order to obtain a visa to flee Germany and avoid the death camps. The painting was later acquired by Julius Sulzbacher, from whom it was later confiscated by the Gestapo.

Passion for Spanish modernity

IN her native Madrid, Ana Vázquez de Parga, a secret but fundamental figure of our artistic scene, has passed away at the age of 82. Educated at the Colegio Estudio and the Complutense, modern culture surrounded her since she was a child, as the daughter of the unforgettable marriage formed by the historian Luis Vázquez de Parga and the archivist Consuelo Gutiérrez del Arroyo. For many, starting with the four daughters (Consuelo, Margarita, Marietta, and Ana) and the couple’s only son (Luis), the Vázquez de Parga villa in Jarama, in El Viso, lined with books, paintings, photographs and sculptures (among others, by Ángel Ferrant), was a space of freedom and modernity in the gray post-war Madrid.

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