CANADIAN SOUNDS – The diverse influences, which have shaped the music

Canada has been inhabited by Aboriginal people from variety of different cultures, where each of the aboriginal communities had their own musical traditions. Canada’s music industry is the sixth largest in the world, producing many internationally renowned artists, but the music of Canada gives you the diverse influences, as have shaped this country with the contribute of Aboriginals, the Irish, ...

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TRAVEL QUIBEC

To get to Quebec you can arrive by plane to its major airports (Quebec City or Montreal), but this province can also be accessed by car or beautiful train network. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/stunning-canadian-landscapes-quebec-region/ Things to do? Stroll Old Québec: you can walk along the fortified walls surrounding this town, visiting various notable historical sites, such as Petit-Champlain District and Place Royale, the ...

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THE DIVINERS – Romance, by Margaret Laurence

She began writing short stories shortly after her marriage. Jean Margaret Laurence was born in 1926. She was a Canadian novelist, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. In 1944 she attended Winnipeg’s United College (an arts and theology college associated with the University of Manitoba). She became associated with the intellectual movement the “Social Gospel”, which remained important ...

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EXISTENTIALIST IDEAS MADE WITHOUT EMBARRASSMENT – Milton Acorn: Cold bundles within falling heavens

His power comes from images always drawn from everyday Island life. Milton James Rhode Acorn was a Canadian poet. He was born in Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) and was a World War II veteran. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/stunning-canadian-landscapes-quebec-region/ In Montreal he published his early poems in an political magazine. With a radical personality and strong working-class sentiments, he translated these elements into his ...

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WORLD OF SPACE AND SILENCE – Jean Paul Lemieux, colored and serene universe

JEAN PAUL LEMIEUX 1/3 – He is considered one of the most important Québec artists of the 20th century. He was born in Quebec City and is admitted to the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, where he won several awards. Growing up in both English and French speaking enviroment, he had all the advantages of privileged childhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEU3PXwPAE4 In 1914 ...

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MUSEUM OF CARTOON ART AND CARICATURE / WARSAW – Your open resource to the history of caricature

The museum’s archives are a resource for art historians and press publishing companies and it is an open resource to anybody, who is interested in the history of caricature. Its collections include over 20 thousands of works of Polish and foreign artists (the works included both contemporary and archive materials). The Eryk Lipiński Museum of Caricature (named after its founder) ...

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THE ROMANTIC – Poem, by Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish-Lithuanian poet of the Romantic period. He is seen as one of Poland’s Three Bards. http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Birthplace-of-Adam-Bernard-Mickiewicz-1798-1855-at-Zaosie-Posters_i10076977_.htm?ac=true He was a creator of Romantic drama and has been compared both at home and in Western Europe to Byron and Goethe. Born into an impoverished noble family, he studied at the University of Wilno and in 1817 he ...

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JOURNEY UNTIL SANOK / POLAND – Museums, Trial of Icons and the beauty of the nature

In 1900 this little town had 6123 inhabitants (30% Jewish). After World War I, Sanok was incorporated into the Polish Republic. http://www.staypoland.com/about_sanok.htm After Word War II, the town’s large population of Jews were almost all murdered during the holocaust. Tomasz Sylwester Beksiński (a popular Polish radio presenter) was born here, such as his father Zdzisław Beksiński (the painter specializing in ...

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THE TERRIFYNG ART AND THE SAD LIFE STORY OF POLISH PAINTER – Zdzisław Beksiński

ZDZISLAW BEKSINSKI 1/3 – He never provided names (nor explanations) for any of his paintings. He was born in Sanok (southern Poland), http://www.muzeum.sanok.pl/pl/ where he started in architecture, but hated it and became a painter. In 50s he spent a few years working as a supervisor at construction sites for Autosan bus factory. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/wonderful-sanoks-landscapes-poland/ Painting on hardwood boards he prepared ...

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