AMERICAN PAINTING IN THE 1930’S – Musée national de l’Orangerie / Paris, until January 30, 2017

American Painting in the 1930’s, mounted jointly with the Art Institute of Chicago, will feature a set of sixty pictures taken from prestigious American collections (as the Art Institute in Chicago, or the Museum of Modern Art in New York) and also private collections, whose diversity reflects the great richness of this period. The 1930s, were decisive in more ways ...

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ARTWORKS BY AFRICAN AMERICANS – American Art Museum, Washington, DC / Until February 28, 2017

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (the nation’s first collection of American art), is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of ...

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BAROQUE GESTURES / SALZBURG COLLECTIONS – Louvre Museum, until January 16, 2017

The Louvre Museum, offers to you a range of services to ensure a quality visit. The information plan, it is available in thirteen languages and accessible for disabled. All practical information to visit the museum and understanding the organization of collections? Download now by clicking this link http://www.louvre.fr/plan There, a team of home loaded, information banks (located under the pyramid), ...

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DODONA / THE ORACLE OF SOUNDS – Athens / Acropolis Museum, until January 10, 2017

In 1833, the Turkish garrison withdrew from the Acropolis. After the founding of the Greek State, began discussions about the construction of an Acropolis Museum (on the Hill of the Acropolis) http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en It was decided that the Museum be constructed on a site to the southeast of the Parthenon, and foundations were laid on December 1865. Today, the new Acropolis ...

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JOHANNES VERMEER / THE GEOGRAPHER – Masterpieces from the World’s Museums in the Hermitage, until November 11, 2016

Johannes Vermeer, is one of the best known artists of Holland’s Golden Age. His refined painting technique, experiments with optics and perspective. Vermeer’s life and work, are connected with the city of Delft. In 1669, Vermeer painted “The Geographer”. It is a small “cabinet picture” that the artist signed twice. In the interior of a study (illuminated by daylight entering ...

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COURTING TO CONTRACT / LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN IRAN – The British Museum, until November 20, 2016

80% of female high school students, have boyfriends, according to a recent Iranian parliamentary research report. Getting to know each other is merely one part of a complex ritual. For young Iranians, finding love appears no harder than anywhere else. Just like everywhere else, many men and women struggle to connect with someone, despite their best efforts. In something of ...

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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL / MASTRY – The Met Breuer, until January 29,2017

This exhibition – on view at The Met Breuer – in Floor 3 & Floor 4, http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-breuer is made possible by the Ford Foundation, Kenneth and Rosalind Landis, and the H. Tony and Marti Oppenheimer Foundation. Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Kerry James Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American ...

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NEW ROOMS FOR BOTTICELLI AND RENAISSANCE – Uffizi Gallery / Florence

Beautiful light, it is true? The natural lighting from above, comes from deep splays practiced in the ceiling. After the work of renewal of the Uffizi Gallery, http://www.uffizi.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/200/information back in the public eye even 9-15 salt, ie those dedicated to the early Renaissance. Among the construction of new exhibition spaces and renovate existing facilities, go up to 7000 square meters ...

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FRANS POST / ANIMALS IN BRAZIL – Rijksmuseum, until January 8, 2017

In 1636 the artist Frans Post travelled to the Dutch colony of Brazil. It was 1636. Brazilian flora and fauna, for many years inspired his works of art. Now, the Rijksmuseum is showing his Brazilian landscapes (along with dozens of stuffed animals). The governor of Nassau-Siegen, took a group of artists with him (among them Frans Post), to record the ...

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CREATING A PARALLEL WORLD OF PAINTING – Adrian Borda: shades of color, between the classic and the modern

ADRIAN BORDA 1/3 – His paintings are a great visual exercise, the viewer returns again and again to meet them with new elements that had happened unnoticed the first time. He is a surreal painter and passionate photographer. Works in private collections all over the world, since he started to sell on eBay (United States, Hungary and Canada, France, Switzerland ...

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SOME PLACES TO VISIT IN ROMANIA

Romania is a country of contrasts. http://romaniatourism.com/ Over the years, the country has belonged to the Romans (who gave the country its name), the Hungarians and the Ottomans. It is filled with quaint old towns, with mountain resorts that offer great skiing. It’s most famous citizen, may be the vampire Dracula (a fictional character found in Transylvania). Originally part of ...

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ROMANIAN POEMS

Romanian culture, certainly was heavily influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church. The earliest translated books into Romanian were Slavonic religious texts from the 15th century, and the first book printed in Romania was a Slavonic religious book in 1508. In the Romanian lands, dominated by the Ottoman Empire, they decided not to allow Romanian rulers, but through Greek merchants of ...

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LEADING PAGES OF ROMANIAN NOVELS – Mircea Cărtărescu

Mircea Cartarescu was born in 1956, is one of Romania’s leading novelists and poets. Like most of his literary contemporaries of the avant-garde Eighties Generation, his major work has been translated into several European languages. Graduated from the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Letters, between 1980 and 1989 he worked as a Romanian language teacher (and then at the Writers ...

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