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SPECIAL HOUSES WITH POEMS IN LEIDEN – all carefully painted by hand

Yes, there are over 100 poems hand-painted on public walls throughout the city of Leiden. Walking this town, you can read Shakespeare and Basho, Pablo Neruda, Sapho, Derek Walcott, and William Butler Yeats. All these poems written in their original language are part of the ‘Poems and Walls’ project. There is a special relationship between the city of Leiden and ...

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PICTURES OF THE WALL POEMS IN LEIDEN

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WOODCUTS AND LITHOGRAPHS – echoing patterns, space and transformation

MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER 1/3 – He was born in Leeuwarden (Netherlands) as the fourth and youngest son of a civil engineer. He was enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem, but after one week he informed his father, that he would study graphic art instead of architecture. In his early years he sketched landscapes, but also insects ...

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MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER (1898/1972), DUTCH ENGRAVER AND GRAPHIC – When art includes mathematical components

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MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER AND HIS TRIP TO SICILY – Until September 17, 2017 in Palace of Culture, Catania

Facing the challenging Grand Tour to the Italian peninsula, Maurits Cornelis Escher – Dutch graphic genius full of great imagination – arrived to Catania in 1936. Some of his creative expressions are on display in the Palace of Culture of Catania until 17 September 2017 http://www.mostraescher.it/ Just in Sicily, he reaped his synthesis of science and art, creating numerous graphic ...

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INNER LANDSCAPES OF SICILY: CATANIA

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SPEAKING ABOUT LOVE – Italian Renaissance poetry, when nothing’s sure about tomorrow

The most notable Italian writers, who contributed to the flowering of poetry were Marsilio Ficino and Angelo Poliziano, but later Renaissance literary achievements include some special books (such as the Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato, Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier, and Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso). Number of women writers and poets arose that time too (best known are ...

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THE BOTTICELLI SPRING – Museum of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

She was born between 1477 and 1482. This wonderful work of art was painted for a man named Pierfrancesco, cousin of Lorenzo dei Medici. Pictorially, this Spring http://www.florence-museum.com/ is very refined work, partly because full of hundreds of types of flowers. Whoever watch it, remains entranced with this art created by Sandro Botticelli. Perhaps it is the use of color, ...

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PICTORIAL LANDSCAPES OF THE KINGDOM OF VENUS – The soft hills around Florence

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SWEET SOUNDS OF THE SPRING

Try to tune into the sounds of spring. To encourage all of us to get outdoors Jason Singh has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds. Before creating the album, he visited National Trust places which features birds and wildlife (including blackbirds and robins, woodpeckers, owls, frogs and crickets). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDaCO32Ipg The Sound of Spring, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAn–Mu4Vgk is the album of compositions related ...

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