LUCAS VAN LEYDEN MASTERPIECE AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM

The painting was commissioned for the Church of St Peter in Leiden. The triptych is the jewel in the crown of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden. Now the Last Judgement is on show in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en Over the last 450 years, the altarpiece has left Leiden only for brief periods. The Last Judgement by Lucas van Leyden is ...

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SHADOW PUPPETS AT ELS QUATRE GATS

  This is a unique set in its genre, ate the National Museum of Catalonia (until February 19, 2017), that establishes a visible relation with modernity. Ramon Casas and the shadow puppets at Els Quatre Gats. http://museunacional.cat/en This Casas’ collection (that is conserved by the museum), has been recently enriched with a very original: a group of 11 shadow puppets, ...

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A JOURNEY TO THE IDEA OF ART

The exhibition celebrates the 197th anniversary of the Museum’s founding as a temple of the arts. The Museo del Prado, https://www.museodelprado.es/en/museum is offering a new approach to its collection, in the latest in a series of exhibitions. This series, has aimed to offer visitors the chance to its works in a new context. Meta-painting, proposes a journey that begins with ...

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SURREAL AND UNSETTLING PAINTING – Kenne Grégoire

KENNE GREGOIRE 1/3 – He is a Dutch painter with several thematic areas, in which he explores different approaches. The most prominent it is the still life. Painting beauty, but also sadness, decay and deterioration. http://kennegregoire.com/ He has studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. In all of his work, he demonstrates a refined control of color, ...

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FLYING UP, NEXT TO THE FRESCO

If during this period you plan to take a trip to Siena, http://www.visitacity.com/en/siena?gclid=Cj0KEQiAk5zEBRD9lfno2dek0tsBEiQAWVKyuC716_CNcb2gopiAds2sphlDfSnYEzT5OApNqYHxsOMaAswB8P8HAQ not forget this art opportunities: 10-12 and 24 to 26 February, It will take place “Inside the restoration”, with guided visits to the construction sites of St. Francis Basilica. Do you suffer from vertigo? Do not forget, if you want to give you this gorgeous Siena occasion, ...

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FLORENTINE SHOPPING – In a wonderful city, buying opportunities for all budgets.

After admiring works of art and unique architecture in the world, maybe it’s time to go shopping in Florence, http://www.aboutflorence.com/tourist-offices-in-Florence.html a city with an ancient tradition of craftsmanship, not only for clothing, but also for souvenirs really special. No fear! You will nothave spend too much to go shopping! Among luxury boutiques and outlets, workshops and outdoors markets, certainly encounter ...

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THE FLORENTINE BEEFSTEAK – The rules to treat it well

A cut of beef meat, with specific preparation offers you one of the most famous dishes of Tuscan cuisine. A Florentine steak should be treated with respect, that is, without excessive fluctuations in temperature, because it is the most valuable cut of meat you can eat. http://www.osteriadalloste.it/eng/menu.php You will not find a Florentine steak, when you’re invited to a barbecue ...

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TO THE ANTICO VINAIO OF FLORENCE – A tasty aperitif or a memorable dinner, a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery

The reservation at this restaurant is a must, especially during weekends. Not a fancy place, but it is extremely distinctive and always crowded with tourists and Florentines. All of them, with just a few Euros can taste a good wine and they are filled with the products prepared in front of gastronomy (run by the same family). This vintner https://www.facebook.com/AllAnticoVinaio ...

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FROM THE CAMERATA FIORENTINA, TO THE LYRIC OPERA – Florence and its musical nuances

The Florentines are many music venues: Teatro Comunale and Teatro Verdi, Teatro della Pergola (which organizes concerts of classical music), the Nelson Mandela Forum (venue for concerts, particularly rock music), Saschall (Theatre-former tent), which hosts concerts of pop and rock. Not to forget, the Parco della Musica (which from 2014 hosts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) http://www.operadifirenze.it/stagione/80-mmf-2/ During the mid-twentieth century, ...

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