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BOUNDLESS CREATIVITY – The Dalì Museum / One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Florida

His fiercely technical yet highly unusual paintings and visionary explorations in film and life-size interactive art, ushered in a new generation of imaginative expression. Yes, Salvador Dali is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. From his personal life (to his professional endeavors), he always took great risks and proved how rich the world can be, when you …

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BETWEEN FIGUERES, PORTILLIGAT AND PUBOL / SPAIN – Under the sun of Salvador Dalì

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation http://www.salvador-dali.org/en_index/ was created on 23 December 1983 at Púbol Castle. Dalí presided over and directed the foundation in person from the outset. It is a private cultural organization which has the mission to promote, and defend the artistic, cultural and intellectual artwork of the painter. You can find here his thoughts, projects, ideas and works. Here …

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WALKING FOR A MILE, WITH THE SHOES OF A STRANGER – The Empathy Museum

Perhaps, empathy can not save the world, but it is an attitude certainly useful. By tuning empathetically, we may perceive lifestyles unusual. From September 4, 2015, London has a new museum: the Empathy Museum. http://www.empathymuseum.com/ On the Thames, it was inaugurated the installation “A Mile in My Shoes” (“A mile in my shoes”). Why this name? The philosophy of the …

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HARVARD ART MUSEUMS, CAMBRIDGE / MASSACHUSETTS – Wolfgang Tillmans

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education. This University (which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts), has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. Harvard University http://www.harvard.edu/on-campus/visit-harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard greets people from all over the …

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ON THE RIGHT ONE GIRL, A WARRIOR TO THE LEFT – Palazzo Ducale in Venice / Paolo Veronese

The college hall http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/home/ is one of the most beautiful rooms of the Doge’s palace in Venice. In this place the Doge received ambassadors and foreign dignitaries. Here it perpetuates the memory of an ancient military triumph, through one of the most beautiful paintings of Paolo Veronese: the allegory of the Battle of Lepanto. After more than a century of …

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AMERICAN INVENTOR WHO BECAME ART COLLECTOR

He died July 24, 1951, but that American inventor of a mild silver protein anti-infective (compound for mucous membrane tissues), he become noted art collector. When you enter into the Barnes Foundation Galleries, remember that man, born in a distant day in January in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) in 1872. Albert Coombs Barnes grew up in in South Philadelphia, where he …

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TRAVELING IN THE PLACES OF EMILY DICKINSON – Amherst / Massachusetts

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. All you have to do is have the time in your life. Meeting Benches. The way to make the world a better place is easy. Choose a bench, where you can publish what you have painted or written, a review of a book that you’ve read, or …

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AT A CASEMENT – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City / Portrait of a Man and Woman

In 1420, he was admitted to the Carmelite Friars community (Priory of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Florence), after his parents had died. The little treasure – Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement – was born ca. 1440. With a view onto a landscape, this is the earliest surviving double portrait in Italy. The little painting …

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THE BURGEON OF BURTON’S BURDEN

She was a princess, he was one of her father’s common soldiers. The couple suffer the fate of defiant youth in medieval romances: Hildebrand is sentenced to death, but he can meets Hellelil, for their last encounter before his sentence is carried out. This artwork (watercolour on paper), is held by the National Gallery of Ireland, in Dublin http://www.nationalgallery.ie/planavisit and …

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SOMETIMES NO NEED TO BE FRUGAL

He received the nickname “Peasant Bruegel”, for his practice of dressing up like a peasant in order to socialize at weddings and other celebrations. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a Flemish Renaissance painter, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. He was an astoundingly inventive painter, with painting in oil in the Low Countries, and its spread to Southern Europe. …

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