The Royal Festival of European Arts and Culture - Presentation Thread

  • Entrants:

    Below is the schedule of days that the Royal Festival of European Arts and Culture will present. We will reference the sign-up thread here. Please prepare your entries and presentations. They don't have to be long, but should be informative about the works being shown to us. The whole of Gallorum and indeed Europe is looking forward to these.

    We will present these via broadcast links provided by Gallorum Trois and Gallorum Quatre between the Opera National for music and classical performance art, the Musee d'Orsay for visual art, and the Aurelis Expo for architecture, fashion and modern performance art as well.


    • September 2nd: Icholasen

    • September 3rd: Spain

    • September 4th: Inquista

    • September 5th: Derecta

    • September 6th: Gallorum

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    The Spanish Arts & Culture

    Good afternoon. I'm Councillor Rodríguez, and I'm very pleased to be the exposer of my nation's arts and culture.

    Let's start with Architechture. La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciuencias, located in Valencia, was designed by Santiago Calatrava. Trying to find a modern desing, he represented the future on his way.

    But, the past brought Spain many monuments that we still keep. Mostly in Andalucía, where la Giralda, in Sevilla, its capital, and la Alhambra, In Granada, are the most representatives monuments.

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    Going on, the Spanish Visual Arts. Spain has been the house of many important painters, like Picasso, Goya or Velázquez. One of Picasso's most know portaits is Guernica, that represents the german bombing over the Basuqe city when Civil War was going on. From Goya, we could say that "Los Fusilamientos del 2 de Mayo" is his most representative portait. And Velázquez has many, but "Las Meninas" is the one that I like most, and I believe it's the one people know most.

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    The Spanish Music is very extense, but, what the foreign people recognises as 100% Spanish, is Flamenco. Our great Flamenco singers, like Estrella Moriente or Paco De Lucía made Flamenco be one of the most recognised musical styles. Let's listen to some Paco de Lucía music.

    Paco De Lucía - Entre Dos Aguas

    In Performance Arts, la Zarzuela or the Flamenco's Dances are our representatives. La Zarzuela it's like a theatre representation, but with Instruments and singing. Its public it's not growing, so, it's deissapearing day per day. Let's see a bit of La Zarzuela

    La Zarzuela

    And finally, our pieces of clothes. Amancio Ortega, Agatha Ruiz de la Prda or Massimo Dutti. Marks that made Spain be at the first line on the clothes industry. Let's see some of their work:

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    Thank you. If you have any questions, just ask me. I'll answer happily.

  • Royal Festival Presentation - Day 4 - Inquista


    Saint Dominico’s Basilica
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    Saint Dominico’s Basilica is perhaps the most well-known basilica in all of Inquista. The basilica is located in the centre of Saint Dominico’s Square, where it is connected to the Archbishop’s Palace. Saint Dominico’s Basilica serves as the basilica of the Inquistan Archbishop and it is considered one of the most sacred landmarks of the Inquistan Orthodox Church. The site of the basilica is said to be the burial site of Saint Dominico himself.

    Construction of the basilica began in 994 by the orders of Doge Giorgio. The basilica was completed in 1092, almost 100 years after construction began. The basilica is one of first major structures of early Gothic design in Inquista. Over the centuries, additional embellishments and mosaics have been added to the outside structure of the basilica.

    The Basilica of the Virgin Maria Goretti
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    The Basilica of the Virgin Maria Goretti is a basilica located between the Grand Canal and the City Gates Canal of Saint Dominco. From the shorefront, the basilica is also visible from Saint Dominico’s Square.

    Construction of the basilica began in 1640 and it was completed in 1686. The chief architect of the basilica was Bartalo Laurentius. The basilica was designed in the Inquistan Baroque style, which was of particular fashion during that era.

    The City Gates Opera House
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    The City Gates Opera House is an opera house located on the City Gates Canal of Saint Dominico. The opera house is located adjacent to the famous City Gates Grand Casino. The roadway in front of the opera house is used as part of the Inquistan Grand Prix circuit.

    The opera house was designed by Charles Faustus, who also designed the City Gates Grand Casino. The opera house was commissioned in 1863 by Doge Ludovico II, who commissioned some of Inquista’s most illustrious buildings between the periods of the late 19th century and early 20th century. The opera house was ultimately completed in 1876. The City Gates Opera House, like many of the structures commissioned by Doge Ludovico II, is considered to be of the Inquistan Baroque Revival style.

    Visual Arts: Paintings

    Titian Vicellus (1488-1576) was an Inquistan painter of the Inquistan Renaissance. Titian is most known for painting portraits and for depicting religious and mythological motifs. He was contemporaries with the Inquistan painter Giorgione, and the two of them were frequently patronized by Inquistan merchant families in Saint Dominico.

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    The depicted works by Titian from left to right are: Assumption of the Virgin (1518), Bacchus and Ariadne (1523), the Rape of Europa (1562) and the Portrait of an Inquistan Man (1510).

    Jacob Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) was an Inquistan painter of the Inquistan Late Renaissance. Tintoretto is most known for pioneering Inquistan Mannerism, which was a reaction against the naturalism and realism of the artwork done by his Inquistan predecessors. Tintoretto overdramatized gestures and expressions in his artwork. During his time, Tintoretto was heavily criticized for the dark and gruesome depictions of religious subjects.

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    The depicted works by Tintoretto from left to right are: the Deposition of Christ (1562), Miracle of the Slave (1548), and the Martyr Body of Saint Dominico (1566).

    Giuseppe Lorenzo Gatteri (1829 - 1884) was an Inquistan painter who gained prominence during the rise of Inquistan nationalism in the late 19th century. Gatteri painted in a neo-romantic style, and predominantly depicted dramatized and romanticized scenes that are of historical and cultural significance to Inquista.

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    The depicted works by Gatteri from left to right are: Overthrow (1877), Revolt (1844), and the Heroines of Minerva (1865).

    Visual Arts: Films

    Paul Sorrentino
    Paul Sorrentino is a contemporary Inquistan film director and screenwriter.

    Sorrentino’s film The Great Beauty (2013) is being screened today.

    Official film description of the Great Beauty: “Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Saint Dominico for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.”

    Luca Guadagnino
    Luca Guadagnino is a contemporary Inquistan film director and screenwriter.

    Guadagnino’s films A Bigger Splash (2015) and Call Me by Your Name (2017) are being screened today.

    Official film description of A Bigger Splash: “The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.”

    Official film description of Call me By Your Name: “In 1980s Inquista, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old boy and an older research assistant hired by the boy’s father.”


    Anotnio Vivaldi
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) was an Inquistan composer and notable pioneer of Baroque music. Vivaldi was best known for his violin concertos, the most famous of which is Four Seasons. In 1717, Vivaldi produced an oratorio called Inquista Triumphantis, which was later adopted in 1720 (and remains) as the national anthem of Inquista.

    Vivaldi's hymn Gloria (RV589) will be performed by the Inquistan Alfonso-Piccardi Chamber Orchestra and Choir today.

    Ludovico Einaudi
    Ludovico Einaudi is a contemporary Inquistan pianist and composer. Einaudi trained at the Saint Dominico Old Conservatory where he also presently teaches.

    Einaudi and his ensemble will be performing his songs Divenire, Experience and Primavera today.

    Performance Arts

    The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans
    The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans is the most prestigious classical ballet school in Inquista. The ballet school was founded in 1813 and has since produced many of Inquista’s best known ballet dancers. The Head Director of the Black Swans is Nina Sayers. Nina Sayers is one of Inquista’s most illustrious dancers, and the film Black Swan (2010) is an autobiographical account of her own time at the Black Swan school.

    The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans will be performing a gala of their best and brightest stars today.


    Girogio Armani is an Inquistan fashion designer. Armani is best known for designing men’s and women's suites. Armani’s style is characterised by clean lines, sharp edges and dark colours.

    The upcoming Autumn and Winter Collection for 2019-2020 is being presented today.

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    Icholasen's Presentation


    The Motherland Calls

    This sculpture was made during Icholasen's era of communism to commemorate the strength of the nation in defiance of capitalism and Icholasen's enemies in that period. It was built in 1950.

    The Nicoleizian Senate

    The Nicoleizian Senate building represents the democratic era from 1990, but was built much before that. It is where the Nicoleizian lower house sits currently.

    Cathédral Notre-Dame de Saint Romain

    This Cathedral shows Icholasen's religious diversity, with different Christian denominations in the country. This represents the Catholics of Romain and elsewhere. It was built gradually from the 11th Century.

    Visual arts:

    Syncopated Rythmn (1967), by Sonia Delaunay

    This art by Romaine Sonia Delaunay represents the abstract art movement of the 1960s in Icholasen, using shapes and bright colours.

    A View of Box Hill (1733), by George Lambert

    This artwork presents the natural beauty of Icholasen.

    Lascaux Cave Art, Prehistoric

    These cave paintings are no longer open to the public, but they show prehistoric artwork that is common to many places across Europe. These cave paintings were chosen because they offer an insight into how long culture and art have been produced on our planet.


    Air on the G String, Bach

    This song is a great piece of classical music using violins to create an angelic effect.

    Ave Maria, Schubert (performed by Jesse Norman)

    Ave Maria is a piece of music dedicated to the Virgin Mary, religious music was and is very important across Icholasen and Europe.

    Performance Arts:

    Jesus Christ Superstar, by Andrew Lloyd Weber

    This musical, considered scandalous by many, recounts Jesus Christ's life, with a dichotic plot pitching Jesus and Judas against each other both arguably as protagonists. Jesus is not presented in the most favourable light in this musical. The French version of Mary Magdalene was played by current leader of the Parti Romain, Anne-Marie David.

    Edward II by Christopher Marlowe

    This play represents the life of Nicoleizian King Edward II who is rumoured to have been homosexual. The play has subtle homosexual undertones and was remade into a film in 1991 by Derek Jarman who emphasised the homosexual undertones.


    Pieces by Mary Quant

    Mary Quant is a fashion designer who made pieces of clothing in the 1960s and 1970s during the relative bountiful period in communist Icholasen. Mary Quant made colourful clothing that was very popular in the period.

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