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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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A WANDERING KNIGHT IN MILAN – The extraordinary journey by Vassily Kandinsky

Along the fascinating artistic journey, you will find a special room, where you can listen to music schoenberghiana. Forty-nine canvases? A real journey towards abstraction. This art exhibition will remain opened until 9 July. “Kandinsky, the errant-knight” awaits you in the exhibition rooms of the Mudec (the Museum of Cultures of Milan). http://www.mudec.it/eng/ For his creative career was important the …

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PAINTING HOLIDAY IN THE LAND OF THE GREAT SICILIAN PAINTERS

Sicily, fertile volcanic land, is the island of contrasts, where you can find ancient ruins and baroque style architecture. Painting holiday in Sicily? Splashed with the yellow and violet, the Fattoria Mosé http://www.art-holidays.com/Destinations/Sicily.aspx is an ancestral country estate, where – for your creative attention – you will find landscapes and animals. Your accommodation? http://www.fattoriamose.com/ Consists of rooms within pleasing fully-furnished …

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TO THE BREWERY ANDLER KELLER – Gustave Courbet and the rue Hautefeuille friends

Gustave Courbet, who in 1848 had set up his workshop in rue Hautefeuille, had become one of the first factories of Parisian beer from Teutonic taste, in a real dependence: a forum for spreading the word realism. Located in the same street as his studio, the place was warm and Mrs. Andler – owner of the brewery – was particularly …

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PLACES OF THE PICTORIAL REALISM / BARBIZON, FRANCE

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BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF VALENCIAN TILES OF BLUE – Welcome to House of Joaquín Sorolla

The Sorolla Museum, http://www.mecd.gob.es/msorolla/en/inicio.html aims to promote enjoyment of Joaquín Sorolla’s legacy, in the conviction, that this legacy can provide a positive and enriching emotional and aesthetic experience, as an instrument of knowledge where to develop their own creative abilities. The Sorolla Museum occupies artist’s family house from 1911 (the house has been preserved almost intact with the decoration, it …

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TUSCANY TO REVEAL – In the land of Piero della Francesca

The museums of Piero Earth is waiting for you, and taking advantage of the Pass, http://www.valtiberinaintoscana.it/richiedi-pass-musei-valtiberina-toscana-en a system allows you to know the museums saving money. Tuscany offers many possibilities, walking under the sky of Piero. The works of Piero della Francesca and tourist routes related to him are beautifully placed in the landscape of the Valtiberina. To organize your …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES – Man with Roman coin, by Hans Memling. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

The years around 1470 were the most prosperous in the life of this painter, a man who was cited among the wealthy citizens of Bruges. http://www.kmska.be/en/ Hans Memling had its prosperity to the great number of his patrons. In this period, one third of the artist’s works are portraits. The popularity of his portraits was due to the personal touch …

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VLAMING STREET 40/42, DELFT – Welcome to Vermeer’s aunt home

Although one passageway remains, the original houses are long gone. In their place you can see numbers 40 and 42 Vlamingstraat, built in the 19th century. Vermeer’s aunt Roentgen Claes, lived in the house at the right, with her children, until her death in 1670. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-2860 The provenance of The Little Street, is not in doubt, having been documented from …

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MEDITATION ON A TRIPTYCH – Hieronymus Bosch / The Garden of Earthly Delights

This masterpiece of Bosch, is an ambitious and complex. The wealth of inventiveness in the works of this painter, called into question several doctrines, among them psychoanalysis. The painting (representing biblical scenes) consists of three boards, and aims to describe the history of humanity. The researchers have interpreted the work as a warning regarding the dangers of the temptations of …

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