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ON WITH THE BUTTER! – Iceland journey: Good beginning a good ending together four creative Icelander.

There are many wonders, even in a cow’s head. This is an http://meetingbenches.com/ journey, where creative places and people invite you to travel. After our author’s journey in Azores Islands http://meetingbenches.com/2019/03/the-eden-you-should-not-want-to-leave-azores-islands-the-destination-at-your-tipping-point/, your basket of memories will enrich with something new, this time crossing the creative rainbow that embrace a piece of Iceland. City Walk Reykjavik https://citywalk.is/ is a free walking …

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DEJEUNER EN PAIX – Stephan Eicher

Stephan Eicher is a Swiss songwriter, born in Münchenbuchsee (Swiss municipality in the canton of Bern) in 1960. At the age 17, he and his younger brother founded a punk techno group called “Grauzone”. The hit single “Eisbar” brought the sale of 500,000 copies in Germany and Switzerland. During this period he occasionaly met his future manager and this way …

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THE VISIT – Novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, born in Konolfingen in January 1921, was a Swiss writer, dramatist and also painter. After a busy childhood, he studied philosophy and Germanic languages in Zurich and Bern. After the Second World War, he began writing short tales and plays. He was the protagonist of renewal of the German-language, German theater, dealing grotesquely with the problems of contemporary …

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PURE AND NOBLE POETIC TALENT – Regina Ullmann

This Swiss-German poet and poet was born in St. Gallen in mid-December 1884. This eastern Switzerland town, between Lake Constance and Appenzell has a rich historical center. http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/region-touring/st-gallen-lake-constance/city-map. Special feature of the city are 111 oriel windows. The monastery area with cathedral and library has been inserted by UNESCO into the World Heritage List of Humanity. Regina Ullmann and her …

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FERDINAND HODLER (1853/1918), SWISS PAINTER

Coloristic symbolism and sketches of expressionism FERDINAND HODLER 1/3 – He was born in Bern in 1853. At the end of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most significant Symbolist painters. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria he is considered one of the founders of modern art (art nouveau). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMe7y6k5Xk His creative power and taste for decoration reminded Rodin. …

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AUSTRIAN SINGER WHO OPENED LENNY KRAVITZ’S AND JAMES BLUNT’S TOURS – Anna Wappel / Anna F.

Anna Wappel with art name Anna F was born in Friedberg in 1985. She started singing in childhood and cites the first records of her parents including Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette and Joan Baez. At the age of eleven she played the classic guitar, three years later she started electric guitar for the first time, deciding to switch to rock. …

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886/1980), AUSTRIAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman.

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA 1/3 – His life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman. This, with brutal sincerity, shows his paintings. He never adhered to expressionistism, but his works represent some of the highest vertexes of historical expressionism. His paintings can be divided into three groups – portraits, landscapes and allegories. He perceived himself as a …

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VENUS IN FURS – Novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

He studied law, history and mathematics at the University of Graz, and after graduating he moved to Lemberg, where he became a professor. LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. He was well known as a man of letters. In …

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THE LONG NIGHT OF A POET – Georg Trokl

He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists. He had started writing articles for a newspaper, drama and poetry, but with little success. He was born in Salzburg in 1887, and for all his childhood he showed signs of emotional instability, probable because of the depressive crisis of the mother. He spent childhood playing with his sister Grete, …

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ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ (1868/1926), AUSTRIAN PAINTER – Colors of the fields and war

EGGER-LIENZ 1/3 – He was born in Dölsach, a municipality in the district of Lienz in 1868. After elementary school, he studied painting first with his father (a church painter). As a child he was susceptible to religious sentiment and rural life, elements, which became the main theme of his artistic work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQq6W8p32Q ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ 2/3 – He had attended …

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