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LITERARY LONDONERS SHADES – The colors of Amy Levy, George Eliot and William Blake

LONDON IN JULY – Amy Levy About Soho we went before the light. We went, unresting six, craving new fun, new scenes, new raptures, for the fevered night of rollicking laughter, drink and song, was done. The vault was void, but for the dawn’s great star that shed upon our path its silver flame, when La Paloma on a low ...

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LIFE OF MIDDLE-AGED MEN IN LATE 20TH-CENTURY – Money, novel by Martin Amis

Martin Amis was born in Oxford. His father was noted English novelist Sir Kingsley Amis. As a young boy, he read nothing but comic books, untill his stepmother introduced him to Jane Austen. After teenage years spent in flowery shirts, he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, with a “Congratulatory” First in English. His father showed no interest in his early ...

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ENGLISH FEMALE MUSIC SCENE

Shirley Collins is folk singer, contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She (and her older sister, Dolly) grew up in a family, which kept alive a great love of traditional song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_lIfH6hgI She likes music fairly simple, which allows you to think about the song, rather than telling you what to think. Her 1969 album ...

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CREATIVE ADVICES FOR WALKING ON THE STREETS OF LONDON

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CARNIVAL TIME – Venice’s party colors in art paintings

It’s CARNIVAL TIME If you hear some discussion about carnivals in Europe, what would be your first association?  Most of us probably think of the annually Carnival in Venice. Today, this carnival is a huge celebration, that lasts for two weeks. While several events require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances are ...

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GEORGES COROMINAS (1945), SPANISH PAINTER – “joie de vivre”

GEORGES COROMINAS  George Corominas is the son of a Spanish painter. He was born in 1945. After studying in Algeria at the National School of Fine Arts of Algiers, he returned to France in 1962, where his paintings were quickly noticed. He portrays personages that resemble nobility in wonderful and colorful landscapes. His paintings resemble tales, enchanting fables, that lead ...

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ALEX LEVIN (1975), UKRAINIAN PAINTER – Venice through the mask’s eyes

ALEX LEVIN  He was born in 1975. His works are admired worldwide. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, he has been displayed in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the U.S., Israel, France, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium. He has been acknowledged by many influential figures, including: Richard Gere, Madonna, jazz player Oscar Peterson, and former president of Israel. Alex Levin ...

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JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA, FRENCH ARTIST – the magic of Venetian carnival

JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA He has been painting for the last thirty years. He started his career by exhibiting together with Baboulène, Buffet, Hilaire, Brayer. Strengthened by his expérience in surrealism, symbolism and realism, he has been devoted to Venice in a very personal style. The succession of glacis really captures the light, this way he creates theater scenes, where utopia and reality ...

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JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES (1936), FRENCH ARTIST – sublime mystery

 JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES He was born in Normandy in 1936 and developed a passion for drawing from the age of eight years.  A former student of the School of Fine Arts, Jean Claude Desplanques has been devoted to painting since 1960. His mythical creatures, characters and sublime mystery take us to his pictorial fantastic universe. Note: The intellectual property of ...

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HE WAS LIKE A LEAF – Umberto Saba and autobiographical poems

He was Italian poet, noted for his simple autobiographical poems. Umberto Saba was raised by his Jewish mother, after his father deserted them, when he was an infant. From age 17, he developed his interest in poetry. In November 1910 was published his first collection of poems. https://www.amazon.com/Songbook-Selected-Umberto-Margellos-Republic/dp/0300181752 He established his reputation as a poet with the publication of “The ...

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