DO WHAT YOU SEE, WHAT YOU FEEL, THAT YOU WANT – Gustave Courbet and French realism

GUSTAVE COURBET 1/3 – In Paris, he met artists and intellectuals, including champfleury and Max Buchon, Charles Baudelaire and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (with whom he used to meet at the Brasserie Andler). The beginning of his career was not encouraging (only three of the twenty-five works he presented, they passed the scrutiny of the jury). He remained a revolutionary art, the ...

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT I’M INTERESTING? – Sinkholes, novel page

SINKHOLES tells human stories that form the backdrop to those of two people, Petra and Jacques, the two main characters. A Slovak woman and a French sailor, both lefties, both seeking their own half unknown, where to meet. The narrative structure of the novel through mazes of anger and fear, sadness and joy, but also those of surprise and anticipation, ...

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NOT NECESSARY TO FOLLOW HIM – Waiting for Austerlitz, novel page

WAITING FOR AUSTERLITZ is a novel by the misleading title. Sure, some of the stories lived by the protagonists of the book are temporally reference to the places of an ancient battle, but the narrative focus is love, timeless love from a diary, an old diary that had yellowed over the years. Pages, written by a hussar of the first ...

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BELVEDERE MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS – Tina Blau, until April 9, 2017

Born in Vienna in 1845, Tina Blau became one of the most successful landscapists in her years. She started taking private tuition at the age of fifteen and went on her first study trip to Transylvania at sixteen. After studying in Vienna and Munich, she made a vital contribution to developing a special style of Austrian landscape painting known as ...

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A WOMAN CALLED TINA – The first painter Post / Impressionist art history

TINA BLAU 1/3 – “If you really want to become an artist, you have to learn to surmount problems”. This is what Simon Blau wrote to his sixteen-year-old daughter, who was on a study trip in Transylvania. She owed her successful career partly to her father, who lived out his own artistic dreams through his daughter, providing all the support necessary ...

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