PAINTING IN HIGH QUALITY – Gabriel Metsu, between Leiden and Amsterdam

GABRIEL METSU 1/3 – He was the son of a tapestry worker and painter, who lived most of his days at Leiden. He was taught by Gerard Dou. He began placing his figures in domestic interiors. Old people were among Metsu’s favorite thematic and at least thirteen of his paintings show carpets. He also often painted young (single) women, who ...

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PAINTING THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE

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DARIA PETRILLI – ride between dreams

DARIA PETRILLI 1/4 – She was in 1970, in Rome, Italy. After graduating with an MA in Communication and Design at the Università La Sapienza, she took on various agency roles as a graphic designer and illustrator in Rome. Later she moved to London, where she completed a Diploma in Experimental Illustration at the LCC – part of the University of ...

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MANY GROTESQUE HUMAN FACES – Francis Bacon

FRANCIS BACON 1/3 – Born to an English family in Dublin, he was the second of five children and his father was a former army officer. Borrowing inspiration from Surrealism and Old Masters, he forged his personal style, that made him one of the most recognized exponents of figurative art until the 1950s. In post-war art he produced some of ...

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PERCEIVING THE WORLD IN NEW WAYS – London’s Art Shows 2017

Creativity? It is the act of turning new ideas into reality. Also your creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways.You too can make connections between unrelated phenomena, generating solutions http://creativity-online.com/ The Creativity Geneplore Model have a generative phase (where an individual constructs mental representations), and an exploratory phase (where those structures are used to ...

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AMAZING SECRET PLACES IN LONDON

Step beyond the queues of London’s tourist, to its quirkier side, because the town reserves any number of hidden treasures, but only for those who know how to wander off the beaten track, and far from the usual clichés. Step beyond the queues of London’s tourist, to its quirkier side. Enjoy a night (out somewhere different), this weekend and discover ...

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LONDON UNDERGROUND PLACES

At the time construction was extremely difficult, thanks to the muddy silt. The Thames Tunnel was the first successful one. http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/history/the-thames-tunnel/ You too can see what London Underground reopened: the remains of the bunker that Winston Churchill used to hide (during WWII), and the entrance to the first underwater tunnel ever constructed. Tours run every Tuesday afternoon. We can meet ...

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LONDON UNDERGROUND PAINTINGS

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LIFE OF MIDDLE-AGED MEN IN LATE 20TH-CENTURY – Money, novel by Martin Amis

Martin Amis was born in Oxford. His father was noted English novelist Sir Kingsley Amis. As a young boy, he read nothing but comic books, untill his stepmother introduced him to Jane Austen. After teenage years spent in flowery shirts, he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, with a “Congratulatory” First in English. His father showed no interest in his early ...

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ENGLISH FEMALE MUSIC SCENE

Shirley Collins is folk singer, contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She (and her older sister, Dolly) grew up in a family, which kept alive a great love of traditional song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_lIfH6hgI She likes music fairly simple, which allows you to think about the song, rather than telling you what to think. Her 1969 album ...

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