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DON’T LEAVE ME / NE ME QUITTE PAS – Song by Jacques Brel, the bard of tenderness

He was able to make the song a theatrical representation. In his first artistic production was easily identifiable the evangelical humanitarianism, which in his artistic maturity became libertarian existentialism and antimilitarism. Jacques Brel was born in Brussels in 1929. Because of his poor results in studies, he began working at his father’s factory. In Brussels he proposed several cabaret performances ...

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EROS ANDROGYNE – A unique book of its kind, by Nathalie Gassel

Nathalie Gassel is a Belgian writer and photographer. Born in Brussels, she is also known as an athlete and former expert in Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Her writing exposes her life as an athlete and details her muscular physique and is expressed in Eros Androgyne and Musculatures. These two works celebrate the wonders of her strong body and the power ...

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INFINITELY, BETWEEN SENSUALITY AND DISPERATION – The poetry of Emile Verhaeren

In the southwest of the province of Antwerp, you can visit Sint-Amands, https://www.belgium.be/nl/contactinfo_en_sites/Gemeenten/sint-amands where Schelde naturally determines the city’s boundary. This border is a true tourist attraction with dams, where you can ride bicycles (or walk for miles) and with water, which is ideal for canoeists or water skiers. The Belgian poet Émile Verhaeren was born in Sint-Amands in 1855. ...

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RENE’ MAGRITTE (1898/1967), BELGIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – When everything is a mystery in life

OBSERVING THE WORLD WITH DIFFERENT EYES RENE’ MAGRITTE 1/3 – When the baby named René was born in Lessines (a small Belgian town) his parents could not imagine he became “quiet saboteur” because of his ability to insist on real realities through the pictorial representation of the real his own. The intention of his work was to allude to everything ...

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TRAVELLING IN BELGIUM, AROUND RENE’ MAGRITTE

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these artists and that other people enjoy their works.

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FROM SAINT PETERSBURG TO TAGANROG – Author’s Travel in Russia

Decision to visit Russia http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/ strenghtens the beauty of paintings by Mikhail Vrubel and listening to a musical selection by Vladimir Vysotsky or reading a novel by Anton Čechov and poetic selection of Marina Tsvetaeva, because valorizing the language (and the culture) means to enhance human creativity in all its expressive shades, as the completion of the creative horizon, which ...

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WOLF HUNT – Song by Vladimir Vysotsky

Although still unknown to the public, in October 1964 Vysotsky recorded in chronological order 48 of his own songs, his first self-made compilation on hour-long reel-to-reel cassette, which boosted his popularity as a new Moscow folk underground star. Vladimir Vysockij – an actor, guitarist and Soviet poet – was born in Moscow http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/2095390/good-bad-and-ugly-sides-being-tourist-moscow in 1938. As a little boy used ...

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD – Romance, by Anton Čechov

Founded in 1698 by Pietro the Great, Taganrog http://russiatrek.org/taganrog-city is a town in southern European Russia, in the Rostov region. This is the hometown of a Russian writer, playwright and doctor Anton Čechov. In 1873 he discovered the theater, interested in the taste of a fiction, which was also a reality for him. In August 1879 he went to Moscow, ...

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GREY HAIRS – Poem, by Marina Tsvetaeva

She began writing poetry already in her early childhood, debuting as a poet at the age of 18. Her father was a professor of art history and her mother was a talented pianist. Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow, but with the family traveled a lot, also attending the Sorbonne school in Paris. A collection of her poems – composed ...

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MIKHAIL VRUBEL (1856/1910), RUSSIAN PAINTER – An existential drama, between talent and madness

MIKHAIL VRUBEL 1/3 – He is author of many masterpieces of pictorial art and also one of the most tragic figures among Russian painters. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2XY57RhaiY The man who became the promoter of new modern style in Russia was born in Omsk http://www.kolejtranssyberyjska.pl/en/omsk-tourist-information and completed his studies with very high scores. Between 1867 and 1869 he attended the art school in ...

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