The Wedding of the century Willem-Alexander and Máxima (02/02/02)
Perhaps one of the most moving royal wedding moments of all time was Carel Kraayenhof’s rendition of Astor Piazzolla’s classic “Adiós Nonino.” Piazzolla wrote this tango the night his father died. The piece is understood to be a favourite of Máxima’s father, Jorge Zorreguieta, who was forbidden to attend his daughter’s wedding by Dutch Parliament due to his role as agriculture minister during Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship. “Adiós Nonino” reflects the sadness over a father’s absence, which is why it is understandable Máxima was so overwhelmed with emotion and unable to hide her tears during these moments.
Paul Jenkins, Phenomena: Junction Red, 1963, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 170.3 x 120 cm, MoMA, New York. Source
Paul Jenkins was an American abstract expressionist painter. In 1963, the same year that this work was executed, Jenkins moved in to a loft-studio space on Union Square in New York that had once belonged to Willem de Kooning.