When you stop signing works, so that people would judge works on their own merit. He is best known as a member the “Group of Seven”, who pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style in the early twentieth century. In 1919, he financed boxcar trips for the artists to the Algoma region, painting in areas such as the Montreal River and …Read More »
THE GREAT ESCAPE – PatrickWatson / When it’s difficult to find a name, having an eclectic music style.
Starting to do some music to accompany a book of photography. Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec. Among its notable people, you can find a special songwriter. It’s named after Mount Royal (a hill, in the heart of the city). Many archaeological evidence, demonstrates that First Nations native people occupied the island of Montreal …Read More »
5 artists, 19 tapas y 500 vinos: a Spanish dream. In Santander, most of the 1,200 objects on display in Flavióbriga Museum date from the period between the Upper Palaeolithic and the Iron Age (but you can admire also items from the Roman era, mostly from Julióbriga and Castro Urdiales (the ancient Flavióbriga). Over 3,000 square metres, it aims to …Read More »
No matter the trip, as long as the horizon is vast. Traveling Spain, http://www.tourspain.org/ never forget that the creativity of the inhabitants of an terrestrial latitude and longitude it’swrapped in flavors, smells and atmospheres, books and poems, songs and paintings. Everything is useful to tune emotionally to culture. That’s why, when you decide to visit this land, you should also …Read More »
TESTAMENT IN PRAGUE – Teresa Pàmies / An alive witness of the Spanish Civil war, and the Republican’s exile.
The spring of Prague, a sign and a dream. It is located by the river Segre, a tributary to the Ebre. Balaguer is in Catalonia. The town has a Gothic bridge over the Segre river, destroyed during the Spanish Civil War in the battle of “Cap de Pont”, rebuilt after the war. Another Gothic building is the Santa Maria Church, …Read More »
SING TO LIBERTY – José Antonio Labordeta / The singer-songwriter who used concerts to express what censorship impeded in print and television.
Songwriter, but poetry was a passion all his life. Its San Pedro Cathedral, is of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Spain. Jaca, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BCd0BlF6pc the city with it’s stone walls, buildings and cobblestone streets it was the capital of Aragon until 1097. The surrounding mountains provide you a reflection of the extraordinary landscape of the Pyrenees. Dont forget: is …Read More »
ANGELES SANTOS TORROELLA (1911/2013), SPANISCH PAINTER – Catalan artist whose first masterpieces later gave way to a more conventional style.
A creativity in the balance between originality and conventionality. In Costa Brava, Portbou http://www.catalonia-valencia.com/portbou-travel-guide.html is a town with a special seafaring tradition. Its peculiar location turned this town into one of the main points of access into Spain. Its fishing port sits on a sunny coastal valley. Its historic quarter is surrounded by coastal hills and slopes covered with vegetation. …Read More »
MARIA BLANCHARD (1881/1932), SPANISH CUBIST PAINTER – Discovering Cubism, influenced by artists like Juan Gris.
Painting images extremely expressive and sometimes, even intimidating. In Santander, most of the 1,200 objects on display in Flavióbriga Museum date from the period between the Upper Palaeolithic and the Iron Age (but you can admire also items from the Roman era, mostly from Julióbriga and Castro Urdiales (the ancient Flavióbriga). Over 3,000 square metres, it aims to show the …Read More »
THE SOLO GUITARIST WHO BEGAN PERFORMING AS A BOY – Sabicas / The man that brought his art to concert halls and theaters.
Playing guitar at the age of five, performing debut two years later. It’s walls have a perimeter of 5 kilometres, which an evocative walk around the city, one of the most interesting and best conserved fortifications in Spain. You’re in Navarre, on the fertile Spanish plain of the river Arga sits Pamplona, a city full of history and deep-rooted traditions …Read More »
SIX HOURS OF TRAVEL AND FIVE SPECIAL PLACES TO KNOW ABOUT – Author’s travel in France, from the Manuar Henri IV of Bessines-sur-Gartempe to the Château de Sable restaurant of Porspoder.
408 miles of French creativity, together with two painters and a poet, a writer and a singer-songwriter. The painter Suzanne Valadon was born in this village in 1865. Bessines-sur-Gartempe is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, western France). Obviously, your “author’sjourney ” needs to host you in a 16th century palace, the Manoir Henri IV http://www.henri4-hotel-restaurant.fr/manor-henry-iv.html The hotel’s restaurant …Read More »
THE ATLANTIC FRANCE IN 20 PICTURES – Five unmissable places where the French creativity continues to be born.
Bessines-sur-Gartempe e Poitiers, Nantes, Quimper e Argenton-en-Landunvez. Traveling Frence, never forget that the creativity of the inhabitants of an terrestrial latitude and longitude it’swrapped in flavors, smells and atmospheres, books and poems, songs and paintings. Everything is useful to tune emotionally to culture. That’s why, when you decide to visit this land, you should also know the fruits of the …Read More »
The professional of prose poetry. Not far from Brittany’s far western point, where a poet was born who knew many forms of modernist art, Quimper is a historic city permeated with this region’s identity. Every few steps, here there’s a crêperie to tempt you http://alafoliecafe.com/about-us/. Its old town has medieval timber-framed houses (always with typical Breton granite at the base). …Read More »
When a letter arrives every Tuesday, with the sequel to a gripping story. Here was born the writer of a well-known novel translated into twenty languages. City Centre Has a small square which is surrounded by cafes, where you can sit down with a glass of wine or coffee. Its “Macaroons from Montmorillon” (a local speciality delicious with a coffee …Read More »
SUZANNE VALADON (1865/1938), FRENCH PAINTER – To become model for Toulouse-Lautrec, after the birth of a son.
Taught herself, thereby formed a style all her own. The painter Suzanne Valadon was born in this village in 1865. Bessines-sur-Gartempe is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, western France). Obviously, your “author’sjourney ” needs to host you in a 16th century palace, the Manoir Henri IV http://www.henri4-hotel-restaurant.fr/manor-henry-iv.html The hotel’s restaurant will propose you traditional French dishes. In Paris, …Read More »
MARIE BRACQUEMOND (1840/1916), FRENCH PAINTER – When a new style is not just a new way of painting, but a way of seeing things.
One of the three great ladies of the Impressionist movement. All year round, the landscape is fantastic with rocks and scum. In these places a woman was born who had her own way of painting things. Here, scattered in very different districts (the district, Argenton, Trémazan and Kersaint), the municipality of Landunvez is famous for the five kilometers of its …Read More »