The Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to art. This is the gateway to Canterbury https://www.christchurchnz.com/what-to-see-and-do/ In Christchurch you can do something really special such as hike and mountain bike, surf, golf or see whales, but also visit wineries and shop. Farmstays? Don’t forget Kingfisher House, https://www.christchurchnz.com/accommodation/listings/kingfisher-house where you can wake to birdsong. This is ...Read More »
JAMES NAIRN (1859/1904), NEW ZEALAND PAINTER – The man enthusiast of the en plein air technique of painting.
A visitor that became this country’s most renowned impressionist painter. The Hutt Valley http://www.huttvalleynz.com/our-valley/ is a large area in the Hutt River valley in the Wellington region. Here, a river flows roughly along the course of an active geologic site. The land rises to the west of the river, briefly confined by a steep-sided gorge near Taita, close to the ...Read More »
Continuing to paint and travel, until a distant December day. It’s one of the most popular restaurants in Hahndorf. The Haus Restaurant, you showcases an selection of dishes created from the in local produce (which changes with the seasons). http://www.haushahndorf.com.au/ You too can enjoy theyr friendly service, also enjoy one of theyr tempting pastries. Here you can visit the Hans ...Read More »
CLARA SOUTHERN (1860/1940), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER – Red hair in the wind, inside a valley full of charm.
The woman who smelled beauty in the Yarra valley. All it began during the latter years of the 19th century, when many Australian landscape painters sought out areas close to Melbourne, in which to paint the Australian bush. Among them, landscape artist Clara Southern. With her husband they settled in cottage ‘Blythe Bank’, just on the hill above a river. ...Read More »
BASOEKI ABDULLAH (1915/1993), INDONESIAN PAINTER – The naturalist and romantic painter from Indonesia.
Paint, understanding the Javanese culture and Javanese Puppets. In time, he become one of the most prominent Indonesian masters in portrait painting. He started painting at age 5 years and at 10 he traveled to Surabaya and Bali, where he started portrait painting. He continued his study at Academia van Beeldende Kunsten (in the Hague, the Netherlands). During 1933, BASOEKI ...Read More »
A style that challenge the Western hegemony of art. As the first Indonesian contemporary artist to break into the global art scene in the early 1990s, HERI DONO become Indonesia’s leading contemporary artist. Mixing humoristic comments in his work on political and social problems in Indonesia, he lives and works in Yogyakarta. Inside his paintings, you can find wild deformations ...Read More »
Taking images of Hollywood stars, breaking them with scribbles. Seoul it’s one of the largest cities in the world by population density. Here lives a Korean painter who loves to paint famous actresses of Holliwood. Highlights? You can do the Korean heritage tour in Seoul, exploring grand palaces by foot. Immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture. Don’t forget your traditional ...Read More »
Living and working close to the ocean, in Santa Monica. Know contemporary Korean art? You can go to the Daelim Museum of Contemporary Art http://www.daelimmuseum.org/eng/index.do (21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul). Located near historic Gyeongbokgung Palace, this museum began its life as Korea’s first photography. Today, here you can find exhibitions that embrace photography, design and a range of other fields. ...Read More »
Capturing Bangkok life, but imbued with a sense of loneliness. Here you can find towering skyscrapers lie shoulder to shoulder with village homes that are over two centuries old. Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, https://www.visitacity.com/en/bangkok?campaignid=329853005&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu92I2fH92QIV7bftCh1O3g5aEAAYASAAEgLRPvD_BwE is a busy urban grid with incredible contrasts. Not only, because you too waiting for colorful markets (such as the Chatuchak Market), where you can buy anything ...Read More »
JIRAPAT TATSANASOMBOON (1971), THAILANDESE PAINTER – Painting American and Japanese superheroes, juxtaposed to the Thai tradition.
Creative way, also painting Marylin Monroe or John Waine. Samut Prakan is one of the central Thailand, where shows the temple Phra Samut Chedi (the most important site of Buddhist worship in the province), a brilliant white pagoda on an island in the middle of the river. The locals called it “Pagoda in the river”, but now the temple is ...Read More »