IN PERSUIT OF THE GIRLS OF DALARNA – Stockholm’s National Museum of Art

For the painting “Girls from Dalarna Having a Bath” (a masterpiece of art by the Swedish artist Anders Zorn, that you can normally admire at the Stockholm National Museum), you will have to ask questions at the ticket office. Due to renovation, Nationalmuseum regular museum building is closed, but you can visit its temporary exhibition spaces in central Stockholm http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/english-startpage/ ...

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A PROTESTANT INSIDE THE WALLS OF THE POPE – Rembrandt in the Vatican, until February 26, 2017

A spirit of peace has replaced the antagonism. The ideological conflicts of the man who had a Protestant father and a Catholic mother, they finally find peace and mutual artistic understanding. In the heart of Catholicism (next to Raphael), comes the other side of the painting. The Vatican Museums http://www.museivaticani.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html not even possess a work by Rembrandt, but 500 years ...

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE – John Irving, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison

From the early 1970s to the present day, the most important literary movement has been postmodernism, and the flowering of literature by ethnic minority writers. It contains also an element of bizarre names. Contemporary American literature continues the pattern of fiction popularised in the 19th century (along with philosophical questions of 20th century). Toni Morrison (American recipient of the Nobel ...

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AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY POETRY

With its own budget (as well as receiving donations), a cultural foundation manages scholarships and awards. In its American headquarters (namely in Chicago), there is an association that deals with poetry. His name is Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/ where a staff of people updates the poetic horizon in the lives of its readers. The golden age of American poetry? The twenties ...

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DUCK LACQUERED AND OTHER DELICACIES OF CHINESE CUISINE

It ‘a dish from China’s long history, which appears for the first time in 1330, in a cooking recipe). http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/easy-chinese-recipes-and-menus.html The Peking duck is raised in the Beijing area. The animal is small, and is force-fed 4 times a day. The duck is slaughtered as 24-48 hours in advance before cooking, then is plucked, gutted and washed. It is briefly ...

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CHINA FOOD ADVENTURE TOURS

Visit some of China’s best highlights? https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/food/ The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Warriors. You can choose your own slow boat in China on a cruise down the Yangtze. Taking any China adventure tour is like travelling through the centuries of history that have shaped this historic land, while at the same time witnessing the rapid rate of ...

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