December 16, 2017 12:10 pm

THE INTACT MEMORY OF A PAINTER – Brussels Welcome to the home of René Magritte

Brussel is the city, where an extraordinary artist René Magritte had worked almost 24 years of his life. Visit now the museum of that surrealist painter. On the ground floor, the René Magritte Museum http://www.magrittemuseum.be/en/00_home_en.php presents the apartment, where the painter lived, while his biographical exhibition spreads on two other floors. Walking in his home, http://www.magrittemuseum.be/en/02_virtuelle_en.php a careful observation will ...

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THE ENCHANTED DOMAIN – Knokke-Heist, Renè Magritte and the Grand Casino’s wall

Many years ago Knokke used to boast a small airport. The planes are long gone and welcome to Zwin – international bird airport. Zwin’s nature reserve, http://www.zwin.be/nl/het-zwin-beeld a 158 hectare coastal natural reserve, is a protected sanctuary for birds. The new visitor centre provides an excellent introduction to the ever changing avian population of the marshes. Younger visitors will love its ...

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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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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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RUSSIAN ART TONES

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IN THE COUNTRY OF FREDERIC CHOPIN – Author’s Travel in Poland

With decision to visit Poland, https://poland.pl/tourism/ you can memorize the beauty of some paintings of Wojciech Weiss, listen musical selection of Edyta Górniak and read the novel of Boleslaw Prus or poetic selection of Boleslaw Titkow. “Stare Miastro” it is the central plaza in Warsaw. “Real street” is a road long 4km, where you can admire the beauty of many ...

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ONE & ONE – Song by Edyta Górniak

Edyta Górniak http://www.edytagorniak.com/ a Polish singer of rom ethnicity, is known for her wide range of vocals. Some of her performances took place in Broadway. With Eurovision Song Contest 1994, she started her career as a pop singer. In 2016 she became the judge of the new theater talent for Polish children’ television. She moved to Los Angeles, where she ...

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