Day: June 18, 2015

A Visit to The Prado

Finally I had the opportunity to visit today at the Prado Museum some temporary exhibitions that are being displayed these days.

Begoña and I were much in a hurry to see Rogier van der Weyden (ca.1399-1464) which will be on view only up to the 28th of June, and we took this opportunity to see as well:

10 Picassos from the Kunstmuseum Basel,

Monumental Views of Spanish Cities. The Romantic Painter Genaro Pérez Villaamil and

The invited work: The young Saint John the Baptist, Michelangelo.

If you happen to be in Madrid around these days, don’t miss the opportunity to go see these exhibitions.

Laurie Thompson in Memoriam

I deeply regret the sad news about the passing of Laurie Thompson last Monday evening. According to Wikipedia, Laurie Thompson (1938 – 2015) was a British academic and translator, noted for his translations of Swedish literature into English. Thompson was born in York, England, and lived in northern Sweden for a few years. He was the editor of Swedish Book Review between 1983 and 2002, and a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of Wales, Lampeter.

Laurie Thompson was the distinguished translator of novels by Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser and Asa Larsson. For additional information just click on SELTA The Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association.