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“I realized that the images of my parents were a treasure to share. I hope they can be used in a very fruitful way to continue enjoying Violeta’s work”, commented Rodrigo Riquelme, the discoverer of these images.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 6:08 p.m.

While going through some of his late father’s things, Mexico-based engineer Rodrigo Riquelme found a little hidden treasure: two slides of the singer where she appears sculpting in clayoriginally organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Forest Park.

According to Riquelme, the images were taken on a walk where his father visited the Chilean artist’s Queen’s Tent in 1966. However, after a small investigation by the Collections and Heritage team of the Violeta Parra Museum, it was discovered that records date from 1959and that the place was the small space that the author of “Gracias a la vida” had in the Forest Park.

The deputy director of the Violeta Para Museum, Roberto Guerra Veas, pointed out that although there are some black and white images of the composer, those recently found are the first known color photographs of Violeta’s participation in the Plastic Arts Fair. of the Forest Park, so they have an extraordinary documentary value.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

“In them we can see a happy Violeta in the middle of the creative process working with ceramics, also unveiling a tenth where she greets those who visit her with great care and with deep feeling. That is why we are deeply grateful for Rodrigo Riquelme’s gesture of delivering these photographs to the museum, which will allow them to remain safe in a public space and allow us to continue increasing knowledge of his creative work, ”he declared.

After the delivery of said material, Rodrigo Riquelme visited the Violeta Parra Museum Room, where he saw different works, such as burlap and paintings created by the artist and received a small gift from the institution’s team.

“I realized that the images of my parents were a treasure to share. We donated these very important photos and I hope that they can be used in a very fruitful way to continue enjoying Violeta’s work”, commented Riquelme. Likewise, the engineer mentioned that Violeta Parra has accompanied him and his family “with his music and his ways of thinking”, for which he expressed his joy for “leaving this contribution to share it with the rest of the people”.

On the other hand, according to Roberto Guerra Veas, the images of the outstanding national artist will not be exhibited in the museum but will be used for materials on the institution’s website.

While going through some of his late father’s things, Mexico-based engineer Rodrigo Riquelme found a little hidden treasure: two slides of the singer where she appears sculpting in clayoriginally organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Forest Park.

According to Riquelme, the images were taken on a walk where his father visited the Chilean artist’s Queen’s Tent in 1966. However, after a small investigation by the Collections and Heritage team of the Violeta Parra Museum, it was discovered that records date from 1959and that the place was the small space that the author of “Gracias a la vida” had in the Forest Park.

The deputy director of the Violeta Para Museum, Roberto Guerra Veas, pointed out that although there are some black and white images of the composer, those recently found are the first known color photographs of Violeta’s participation in the Plastic Arts Fair. of the Forest Park, so they have an extraordinary documentary value.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

“In them we can see a happy Violeta in the middle of the creative process working with ceramics, also unveiling a tenth where she greets those who visit her with great care and with deep feeling. That is why we are deeply grateful for Rodrigo Riquelme’s gesture of delivering these photographs to the museum, which will allow them to remain safe in a public space and allow us to continue increasing knowledge of his creative work, ”he declared.

After the delivery of said material, Rodrigo Riquelme visited the Violeta Parra Museum Room, where he saw different works, such as burlap and paintings created by the artist and received a small gift from the institution’s team.

“I realized that the images of my parents were a treasure to share. We donated these very important photos and I hope they can be used in a very fruitful way to continue enjoying Violeta’s work,” Riquelme commented. Likewise, the engineer mentioned that Violeta Parra has accompanied him and his family “with his music and his ways of thinking”, for which he expressed his joy for “leaving this contribution to share it with the rest of the people”.

On the other hand, according to Roberto Guerra Veas, the images of the outstanding national artist will not be exhibited in the museum but will be used for materials on the institution’s website.

While going through some of his late father’s things, Mexico-based engineer Rodrigo Riquelme found a little hidden treasure: two slides of the singer where she appears sculpting in clayoriginally organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Forest Park.

According to Riquelme, the images were taken on a walk where his father visited the Chilean artist’s Queen’s Tent in 1966. However, after a small investigation by the Collections and Heritage team of the Violeta Parra Museum, it was discovered that records date from 1959and that the place was the small space that the author of “Gracias a la vida” had in the Forest Park.

The deputy director of the Violeta Para Museum, Roberto Guerra Veas, pointed out that although there are some black and white images of the composer, those recently found are the first known color photographs of Violeta’s participation in the Plastic Arts Fair. of the Forest Park, so they have an extraordinary documentary value.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

Violeta Parra at her booth at the Plastic Arts Fair.

“In them we can see a happy Violeta in the middle of the creative process working with ceramics, also unveiling a tenth where she greets those who visit her with great care and with deep feeling. That is why we are deeply grateful for Rodrigo Riquelme’s gesture of delivering these photographs to the museum, which will allow them to remain safe in a public space and allow us to continue increasing knowledge of his creative work, ”he declared.

After the delivery of said material, Rodrigo Riquelme visited the Violeta Parra Museum Room, where he saw different works, such as burlap and paintings created by the artist and received a small gift from the institution’s team.

“I realized that the images of my parents were a treasure to share. We donated these very important photos and I hope they can be used in a very fruitful way to continue enjoying Violeta’s work,” Riquelme commented. Likewise, the engineer mentioned that Violeta Parra has accompanied him and his family “with his music and his ways of thinking”, for which he expressed his joy for “leaving this contribution to share it with the rest of the people”.

On the other hand, according to Roberto Guerra Veas, the images of the outstanding national artist will not be exhibited in the museum but will be used for materials on the institution’s website.

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