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Series Painting - Melquiades The Gypsy And The Metal Ingots by Lozano Mary

Melquiades The Gypsy And The Metal Ingots is a painting by Lozano Mary which was uploaded on May 23rd, 2007.

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I am currently reading "Solitude" for the first time, did an image search of "Melquiades", saw this, as was blown away! AWESOME interpretation and execution!

Lozano Mary replied:

Thanks for your kind message. I deeply amire the magic descriptive of Gabriel García Márquez. I always thought that the magic realism of One Hundred Years of Solitiude was very difficult to interpret by people outside our Colombian idiosyncrasies. Mary Lozano

Harper Perennial Publishing House 1997. Page 1, “... Every year during the month of march a family of ragged gypsies would set up theirs tents near the village and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrum they would display new inventions.A heavy gypsy with an untamed beard and sparrow hands, who introduced himself as Melquíades, put on a bold public demonstration of what he himself called the eighth wonder of the learned alchemists of Macedonia

He went from house to house dragging two metal ingots and everybody was amazed to see pots, pans, tongs, and braziers tumble down from their places and beams creak from the desperation of nails and screws trying to emerge, and even objects that had been lost for a long time appeared from where they had been searched for most and went dragging along in turbulent confusion behind Melquíades magical irons…..