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« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2017, 06:54:44 AM »
Another painting from the Arles period

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« Reply #81 on: August 27, 2017, 10:03:49 AM »
Agladon Museum in Avignon.  One of these little museum in a private hotel full of small treasures.



There are also very nice temporary exhibit.  At the time of our visit there was a Raoul Dufy exhibit with la fée électrique and many other lovely pieces.

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« Reply #82 on: August 27, 2017, 10:12:44 AM »
Agladon Museum in Avignon.  One of these little museum in a private hotel full of small treasures.



There are also very nice temporary exhibit.  At the time of our visit there was a Raoul Dufy exhibit with la fée électrique and many other lovely pieces.

You certainly visit some great museums and exhibits. :) And I remember about one (or two?) years ago when speaking of a Monet you used a term which I hadn't heard for a long time - 'grazing incidence' - although that's probably more down to the company I keep. ;D
In any case, good stuff.
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« Reply #83 on: August 27, 2017, 10:20:14 AM »
Tomorrow we are going to see a Sisley exhibit in Aix en Provence, another town closeby.  This is the end of our holidays.  One last exhibit, one last kiss...

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« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2017, 10:34:03 AM »
Tomorrow we are going to see a Sisley exhibit in Aix en Provence, another town closeby.  This is the end of our holidays.  One last exhibit, one last kiss...

Maybe it's last for now, but I'm sure there will be more in the future. And until then, perhaps lingering thoughts or new insights of previous exhibits.
In the meantime, I hope you have enjoy the Alfred Sisley.
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« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2017, 10:41:40 AM »
Tomorrow we are going to see a Sisley exhibit in Aix en Provence, another town closeby.  This is the end of our holidays.  One last exhibit, one last kiss...
I envy you your provençal holiday, Spineur! And some great museums you visited, as NikF pointed out (the Agladon in Avignon caught my attention). Let's see if I convoice my partner to repeat sometime soon the holidays in Provence we took a couple of years ago...
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« Reply #86 on: January 01, 2018, 03:12:35 PM »
Since august, I did visit quite a few art exhibits, but the one I will tell you about is most unusual.  It is ARTlandya and is a doll museum located close to Icod de los vinos, a tiny town on the coast of Tenerife Island.  It isnt any dolls, they are unique works of of art by wordwide artists.  The materials used are quite varied: polymers, papier maché, cloths, porcelain, wax, Cernit paste.  The results are so expressive and so realist its stunning

http://www.artlandya.com/

Here are a few pics
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« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2018, 03:12:57 PM »
And a few more


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« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2018, 03:46:21 AM »
I was in Rome for a few days in February and, shockingly enough, found some time to visit some of its numerous museums.

The Vatican Museums (crowded even in a random February day!)
The Capitoline Museums (equally filled with masterpieces, but no crowds)
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (two sites: Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini)
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Museo Nazionale Etrusco (two sites: Villa Giulia and Villa Poniatowski, the latter with very limited opening hours)
Museo Nazionale Romano (visited two - out of its four - sites: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Altemps)
Galleria Borghese (which was hosting a splendid Bernini exhibition, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its reopening)
Galleria Doria Pamphilj (perhaps the most important private art collection in Rome...)
Galleria Colonna (...followed by this one, which in turn is displayed inside one of the most palatial Roman residences)
Chiostro del Bramante (old convent turned contemporary art exhibition space)
Complesso del Vittoriano (which hosted a superb Monet exhibition, in collaboration with the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris)

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« Reply #89 on: March 11, 2018, 07:29:09 AM »
I was in Rome for a few days in February and, shockingly enough, found some time to visit some of its numerous museums.

The Vatican Museums (crowded even in a random February day!)
The Capitoline Museums (equally filled with masterpieces, but no crowds)
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (two sites: Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini)
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Museo Nazionale Etrusco (two sites: Villa Giulia and Villa Poniatowski, the latter with very limited opening hours)
Museo Nazionale Romano (visited two - out of its four - sites: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Altemps)
Galleria Borghese (which was hosting a splendid Bernini exhibition, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its reopening)
Galleria Doria Pamphilj (perhaps the most important private art collection in Rome...)
Galleria Colonna (...followed by this one, which in turn is displayed inside one of the most palatial Roman residences)
Chiostro del Bramante (old convent turned contemporary art exhibition space)
Complesso del Vittoriano (which hosted a superb Monet exhibition, in collaboration with the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris)

How wonderful! Sounds special indeed.
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« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2018, 08:40:01 AM »
I was in Rome for a few days in February and, shockingly enough, found some time to visit some of its numerous museums.

The Vatican Museums (crowded even in a random February day!)
The Capitoline Museums (equally filled with masterpieces, but no crowds)
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (two sites: Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini)
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Museo Nazionale Etrusco (two sites: Villa Giulia and Villa Poniatowski, the latter with very limited opening hours)
Museo Nazionale Romano (visited two - out of its four - sites: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Altemps)
Galleria Borghese (which was hosting a splendid Bernini exhibition, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its reopening)
Galleria Doria Pamphilj (perhaps the most important private art collection in Rome...)
Galleria Colonna (...followed by this one, which in turn is displayed inside one of the most palatial Roman residences)
Chiostro del Bramante (old convent turned contemporary art exhibition space)
Complesso del Vittoriano (which hosted a superb Monet exhibition, in collaboration with the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris)
Rome is the only city which surpasses Paris in term of museums and artwork (architecture, sculpture).  In term of paintings not everything is inside museum.  The Carravagio collection at the Borghese galleria is very very impressive, but then go to Saint Louis les Francais (San Luigi dei Francesi), and you will admire these masterpieces







Those alone, justify a trip to Rome.




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« Reply #91 on: March 11, 2018, 09:17:55 AM »
On our recent trip to Lille, France, we visited its Fine Arts Museum - Palais des Beaux Arts.

Its main attractions are a collection of 15th and 16th century art from the (Southern) Netherlands (before its conquest by Louis XIV, Lille (Rijssel) and surrounding region was Flemish), and there is an extensive collection of 19th French Romantic sculptures and paintings. Apart from that there are a few pieces by famous Impressionists.

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« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
During a business trip to Brussels this week, I managed to find the time to visit a quite wonderful exhibition of Fernand Léger (“Beauty is Everywhere”) at the Bozar. Apart from some impressive big format paintings, early cubist pieces, some works with musical connections (the set designs for Milhaud’s La création du monde and Honegger’s Skating Rink—both productions of Rolf de Maré’s Ballets Suédois), I was particularly taken by a smallish version of the La partie de campagne series that Léger painted towards the end of his life (and which to me seems a synthesis of this artists career):



I used to have mixed feelings about Léger, but as of late he’s become one of my favourite 20th century painters...
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« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2018, 12:00:42 PM »
This week end I went to the opera de Lyon to hear Verdi MacBeth.   Unfortunately the staging by Ivo van Hove was a real failure, to the point of damaging Verdi's opera.  The orchestra, the chorus and the singers managed to save more or less the show.  I took the opportunity to visit Le musée des beaux arts on the nearby place des Terreaux.

There is a monumental staircase painted with Puvis de Chavane frescos.  Pretty cool.
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« Reply #94 on: March 28, 2018, 12:02:18 PM »
My favorite painting there is this Berthe Morisot

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« Reply #95 on: March 28, 2018, 12:14:23 PM »
My wife and I will be visiting London this June: she has always wanted to see England (I also!) and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder just happens to be scheduled in late June, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting.

So we hope to see as many of the major London museums as possible, along with a side trap to Bath to see the Roman ruins there.
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« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2018, 05:21:59 PM »
My wife and I will be visiting London this June: she has always wanted to see England (I also!) and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder just happens to be scheduled in late June, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting.

So we hope to see as many of the major London museums as possible, along with a side trap to Bath to see the Roman ruins there.

Chester is just as interesting from a Roman ruin POV.
If you do go to Bath, try to do it via Salisbury.  The Cathedral Close is about as near to Barchester as you can get in the modern world.

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« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2018, 05:28:23 PM »
My wife and I will be visiting London this June: she has always wanted to see England (I also!) and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder just happens to be scheduled in late June, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting.

So we hope to see as many of the major London museums as possible, along with a side trap to Bath to see the Roman ruins there.
The John Soanes House is a small oddball museum really worth seeing.
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« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2018, 05:28:35 PM »
My wife and I will be visiting London this June: she has always wanted to see England (I also!) and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder just happens to be scheduled in late June, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting.

So we hope to see as many of the major London museums as possible, along with a side trap to Bath to see the Roman ruins there.
The John Soanes House is a small oddball museum really worth seeing.
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« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2018, 05:28:45 PM »
My wife and I will be visiting London this June: she has always wanted to see England (I also!) and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder just happens to be scheduled in late June, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting.

So we hope to see as many of the major London museums as possible, along with a side trap to Bath to see the Roman ruins there.
The John Soanes House is a small oddball museum really worth seeing.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he is warm for life.