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PITTI PALACE AND GARDEN BOBOLI, FLORENCE – Two white wings above a beauty sea

In 1457 the palace was built by the Pitti family, by Filippo Brunelleschi, but the original building included only the central part of the building. This huge palace is among the greatest examples of architecture in Florence. In 1549 the building was sold to the Medici, becoming the residence of the Grand Ducal family. Later it was expanded and remodeled …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Convergence, by Jackson Pollock

In the late 1940s, Jackson Pollock developed the technique for which he is best known—drip painting. He placed the canvas on the floor, stating, “this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” Pollock’s abstract work was hard to decipher, but his rebellious nature and expressions of freedom were clearly evident. …

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LOS ANGELES ART EXHIBITIONS – Duchamp to Pop draws / In Focus: Electric! / Japanese Painting: From the Zen Mind

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM – Duchamp to Pop. Until August 29, 2016. For many of the 20th century’s greatest practitioners, the work of a singular artist exercised a potent influence, that artist is Marcel Duchamp. He to Pop draws from the Norton Simon Museum’s collection (and rich archives of two seminal exhibitions in the early 1960s), to illustrate Duchamp’s sway over …

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WITH HEADPHONES IN HEAD – David Bowie at MAMbo of Bologna, until November 13, 2016

A special museum, a structure that allows you to retrace the history of Italian art of the last half century (after World War II to the present), helping you find new ways of art experimentation. The Museum of Modern Art Mambo, is located in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, in the historic center of Bologna. As for the times of …

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THE PAINTERS OF LIGHT – Rovereto (Italy), until October 9, 2016

To illuminate your creative horizon you will have to go to Italy, in Rovereto (on a day that is not a Monday), but no later than October 9, 2016. Walking in via Bettini, you will arrive at number 43, where you expect a must-see shows art: “The painters of the light.” Welcome to the MART, the Modern and Contemporary Art …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / NEW YORK – MOMA, Museum of Modern Art New York: The Treachery of Images, by Salvador Dalì

He was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age, Salvador Dalí was encouraged to practice his art, and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In 1923, Dalí was suspended from the academy for criticizing his teachers and allegedly starting a riot among students over the academy’s choice of a professorship. …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / VIENNA – Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna: The Kiss (Lovers), by Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. He was born near Vienna, and lived in poverty while attending the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. In 1888, he received the Golden Order of Merit, from Emperor Franz Josef. In …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / NEW YORK – The MoMa Museum, New York: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, by Pablo Picasso

He was a Spanish painter (but also sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright), who spent most of his adult life in France. Pablo Picasso, is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, and demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. He showed a passion and a skill for …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES – Modern Art Museum /New York and Hermitage Museum / Saint Petersburg: The Dance, by Henry Matisse

Henri Matisse, a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century (known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style). He had a major creative breakthrough in the years 1904-05. A visit to Saint-Tropez in southern France inspired him to paint bright, light-dappled canvases. Although his subjects were traditional (nudes, figures in landscapes, portraits, interior views), his …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / AMSTERDAM – Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum: Wheatfield with Crows, by Vincent Van Gogh

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. All you have to do is have the time of your life. Meeting Benches. The way to making the world a better place is easy. 900 paintings and more than a thousand drawings, a misunderstood genius in life and a profound influence in the art of the …

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