FROM MARBLE GRASS, TO CARIBBEAN COAST – Colombian creativity, stranger than a checkered dog

Where you cannot feel more bored than a monkey in a bonsai tree

Ciudad Perdida is a multiday jungle walk to the ancient ruins of the Tayrona civilization. As the Andes give way to Los Llanos, a 550,000-sq-km swath of tropical grasslands shared with Venezuela. Colombia boasts all of South America’s allure, and more. Such as soaring Andean summits, unspoiled Caribbean coast, enigmatic Amazon jungle, cryptic archaeological ruins and cobbled colonial communities. For you we have selected a creative rainbow that crosses Colombia, from the Amazon Girardot to the Caribbean Barranquilla, passing through Medellin and Cartagena, letting yourself be guided by five characters who have made the history of art in this country.

Born in Girardot, she lives currently in Barcelona. She is is a Colombian singer and songwriter. After obtaining a Best Achievement Scholarship, Marta Gómez graduated Magna Cum Laude. Whit her group, she perform a repertoire of songs with a mixture of rhythms that range from Latin jazz to folk Latin American music. In 2014, she won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Children’s Album.

His colors are soft, never enhanced, often evenly applied and without contours. As a child, he undergoes the charm of the illustrations of the Divine Comedy by Gustave Doré. Fernando Botero was born in Medellín on a day in April 1932, establishing himself as a Colombian painter, sculptor and drafter. At 16, he was drawing illustrations for the most important newspaper in his hometown. In 1948, he exhibited for the first time in Medellín. In 1952 he won, a prize reserved for Colombian artists, using the money for a trip to Spain and Paris. Arriving in Italy, he met the works of the Italian Renaissance, which inspired him particularly.

He took more than 100,000 photos, in a career spanning many decades. He was a member of a association of writers, artists and intellectuals. He is regarded as a pioneer in his native Colombia. Nereo Lopez was a Colombian documentary photographer, born in Cartagena into a September 1920. His work brought attention to the communities living in the valley and mountainous ranges of Colombia.

In 1990, she created her company Altamoda. Her collections include prêt-à-porter, wedding dresses, accessories and footwear. Born in Barranquilla on a day in August 1965, Silvia Tcherassi is a Colombian designer and entrepreneur. In 2003, she was invited to participate in Milan fashion week. The following year, she was invited to participate in fashion week in Paris.

In her honor, the National Poetry Prize that bears her name was created. She was a poet of Lebanese Colombian origin. Born in Barranquilla on a day in August 1922, Olga Isabel Chams Eljach became known under the pseudonym of Meira Delmar. Among the most significant poets of the twentieth century in Colombia, it was considered the most important female name in poetry in the country.

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