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TUSCANY TO REVEAL – In the land of Piero della Francesca

The museums of Piero Earth is waiting for you, and taking advantage of the Pass, http://www.valtiberinaintoscana.it/richiedi-pass-musei-valtiberina-toscana-en a system allows you to know the museums saving money. Tuscany offers many possibilities, walking under the sky of Piero. The works of Piero della Francesca and tourist routes related to him are beautifully placed in the landscape of the Valtiberina. To organize your …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES – Man with Roman coin, by Hans Memling. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

The years around 1470 were the most prosperous in the life of this painter, a man who was cited among the wealthy citizens of Bruges. http://www.kmska.be/en/ Hans Memling had its prosperity to the great number of his patrons. In this period, one third of the artist’s works are portraits. The popularity of his portraits was due to the personal touch …

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VLAMING STREET 40/42, DELFT – Welcome to Vermeer’s aunt home

Although one passageway remains, the original houses are long gone. In their place you can see numbers 40 and 42 Vlamingstraat, built in the 19th century. Vermeer’s aunt Roentgen Claes, lived in the house at the right, with her children, until her death in 1670. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-2860 The provenance of The Little Street, is not in doubt, having been documented from …

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MEDITATION ON A TRIPTYCH – Hieronymus Bosch / The Garden of Earthly Delights

This masterpiece of Bosch, is an ambitious and complex. The wealth of inventiveness in the works of this painter, called into question several doctrines, among them psychoanalysis. The painting (representing biblical scenes) consists of three boards, and aims to describe the history of humanity. The researchers have interpreted the work as a warning regarding the dangers of the temptations of …

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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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MORA’S ZORN MUSEUM – The Swedish state museum, dedicated to preserving the works by painter Anders Zorn

In 1896, Anders and Emma Zorn moved to Mora. Zorn had already bought a plot of land (alongside Mora church), and he now moved to the new property a small cottage, from his maternal grandfather’s farm. This became Zorn House. Zorn’s passion for collecting, took many forms. He began considering a museum where the collections could be shown. Here you …

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THE ANDALUZ CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

One of the main aims of the centre, has been to develop a programme of activities attempting to promote the study of contemporary international artistic creation in all its facets. The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, was created with the aim of giving the local community an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art. In 1997 the …

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BEYOND THE GUADALQUIVIR – Cartuja: where the monastery loved by Colombo has become a museum of contemporary art

Right near Triana, across the Guadalquivir River, is an island rich in history, la Cartuja, a really special place for a walk, listening to ancient stories between gardens and suspended walkways. The island of Cartuja is the soul of Seville, because it contains within it a wonderful mix of styles, overlaps and history. Crossing the Triana district, you can reach …

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WHERE THEY DANCE IN YOUR EYES – The Max-Ernst-Museum in Bruhl (Germany)

Where once the nobles of Bruhl would gather to dance, it opened the first and only museum dedicated to Max Ernst. In that palace to dance and listen to concerts, do you expect the first museum dedicated to the famous painter and sculpture, graphic and surrealist poet. Yes, he was born here, in Bruhl, before he died in Paris on …

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INSIDE THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART – The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain / Looking for Max Ernst

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/home since opened its doors in 1992, expanding the collections and facilities. It is known as part of the Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid (which includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries). The Museum, offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century, but also features works …

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