ALBERT GLEIZES (1881/1953), FRENCH CUBIST PAINTER – The multiplicity of pictorial points of view

AN SELF-TAUGHT MAN, AMONG THE LEADING REPRESENTATIVES OF CUBISM – Albert Gleizes: from the fervor of the Salon des Indépendants to the quiet of Saint-Rémy de Provence ALBERT GLEIZES 1/3 – Frenchman, who was born in Paris was greatly influenced by Cézanne, before becoming a painter linked to the Cubist movement. His first paintings were impressionist landscapes, but he broke ...

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MEETING BENCHES / AUTHOR’S TRAVELS – From Düsseldorf to Augsburg, through creativity of four German painters

AUGUST FRIEDRICH SIEGERT– His paintings are characterized by real and unpretentious sense as by loving conduct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CSDgOWzTGM He was extremely popular artist Düsseldorf, that is not only an international financial center, but it’s also a city with long history, rich art and lively culture. Take a look at the best museums to visit while you are in the city: Kunstsammlung ...

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WOLFGANG LETTL (1919/2008), GERMAIN PAINTER – Surrealistic experiments with murals, graffiti and mosaics

A SURREALIST PAINTER WHO LOVED PUGLIA – Wolfgang Lettl: landscapes and portraits in surrealist style WOLFGANG LETTL 1/3 – He was a surrealist painter, who was born and who died in Augsburg, Germany. At the age of 20, he served as a communications officer in occupied Paris (working on his watercolours and first became exposed to surrealism). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKkBEgsCF1c Starting 1945, ...

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GEORG TAPPERT (1880/1957), GERMAN PAINTER – One of the masters of German Expressionism

DESIGNING THE WORLD OF THE SHOW – Georg Tappert: when artistic expression is born among ballet dancers and street prostitutes GEORG TAPPERT 1/3 – With his pictures of dancers, woman of demi-monde and street prostitutes, he was one of the first German artists to discover the world of the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz_h2jx6IrQ In his creative expression he was one of the ...

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GERMAN LITERATURE – My Heart, by Else Lasker-Schüler

Assuming the guise of alter egos such as Tino of Baghad or the Prince of Thebes, she weaves a web of Oriental fantasies to inform her husband of her infidelities. “I am wildly in love with someone, but I’ll say no more about him. This way it could always be you.” Set around the Café des Westens, the epicenter of ...

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GERMAN POETRY – Love poetry of Else Lasker-Schüler

She was German poetess, the lyrical phenomenon of modern Germany. She grew up as a prodigal child, in fact, at four years she already knew how to read and write. In 1894 he moved to Berlin, where he remained until 1933. Here she published first poems. Her first collection of poems was published in 1902. Else Lasker-Schüler with a collection ...

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TOP TYPICAL RUSSIAN FOOD – Your special Russian dinner at the Gum

Dinner tends to be a big, social affair for the whole family, also for Russian people. Russian dinner is eaten around 7 or 8 p.m. at the earliest in Russia. Restaurants serve dinner quite late and will likely be surprised at 5 p.m. guests. A typical Russian dinner consists of one or more salads, which are heavy, filled with potatoes ...

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SONECHKA – Novel, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Yevgenyevna Lyudmila Ulitskaya is a Russian biochemist and writer. She started publishing novels in the 1980s, but the first work of success was the novel Sóniechka, published in 1992. Since then she has published more than 10 novels with a psychological prose, which resembles Chekhov. Her work often places attention on female characters, making visible inequality between men and women, ...

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JOURNEY TO KRASNODAR KRAY

The city of Krasnodar was renamed in 1920. In Russian, the word “krasnij” can be understood with the meanings of red and splendid. The actual name of the city seems to mean both things: beautiful city or gift of reds, because during the Civil War this city passed under the control of several armies, including the Red Army. It was ...

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