Tag: travel

Words of the Devil, Paul Gauguin, 1892

Political nonsense aside, Washington is a great place to visit. One of my must-sees each trip is the National Gallery of Art. It is a world class museum – it has a great permanent collection and new additions each time I visit. This is truly an American treasure – and it’s free to visit!! I…

Centro de Madrid – Spain

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. Strategically located in the geographic centre of the Iberian Peninsula at an altitude of 646…

A Farm in Brittany, by Paul Gauguin

Gauguin returned to France from Tahiti in August 1893. The following summer, he traveled to Brittany, where he remained for some six months. Breton culture, infused with vestiges of its pagan Celtic past, appealed to his taste for the primitive and the exotic. The two-year interlude that was Gauguin’s last stay in France, from August…

Degas – ballerina

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…

The Exhibit “Cube Light” created by Ai Wei Wei displayed in the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, USA.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is an art museum beside the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., the United States. The museum was initially endowed during the 1960s with the permanent art collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. One of the "big five" modern art museums in the U.S., it was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft…

Road trip

Primera foto que comparto del viaje a Islandia junto a Enrique Gil, Juan pixelecta y Juanra Noriega. Este sitio no teníamos previsto visitarlo hasta el último día, pero cuando estábamos en Vik, debido a las fuertes lluvias que ya nos habían impedido salir a hacer fotos la primera tarde del viaje y amenazaban con lo…

The City

Albi est remarquable par son impressionnante cathédrale fortifiée Sainte-Cécile et son palais de la Berbie, ancien palais des archevêques d’Albi, qui dominent le centre-ville historique et la rivière. Ville natale d’Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, elle abrite un musée regroupant la plus importante collection au monde d’œuvres du peintre postimpressionniste7. Enfin, Albi est surtout un haut-lieu historique…