Sunday, 19 July 2009

Bix Beiderbecke Chiquita

I am currently working on another jazz mix for the blog. I came across the above track while researching the mix. The use of the name Spanish name ("little one") appealed to me because of the obvious links to Malc's books set in Mexico.

While looking for an illustration to go with the post I came across the work of Julio Romero de Torres who painted the above painting entitled La-Chiquita-Piconera.

Julio Romero de Torres (November 9, 1874 – May 10, 1930 ) was a Spanish painter.

He was born and died in Córdoba, Spain, where he lived most of his life. His father was the famous painter Rafael Romero Barros and his mother was Rosario de Torres Delgado. Julio learned about art from his father who was the director, curator and founder of Córdoba's Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes and an impressionist painter
. Read more on Wikipedia.

You can see more of his work here or watch the video below:

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