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Florentine Art

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Art & Place, Tel Aviv by Nathan1 Comment

A few weeks ago I was went on a street art tour in the Florentine neighborhood in South Tel Aviv. I found some of the works to be really beautiful and interesting. Many of the street artists deal with the complexities of modern day Israel with a special focus on religious intricacies. One particular work stood out to me (sorry …

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Alone with the Gods

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Art & Place by Tamera1 Comment

I have chosen a quite peculiar art instillation, or exhibit, that I haven’t forgotten about since I saw it in my first week in Australia. It is called “Alone with the Gods,” and I saw it at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. In previous blog posts, I have reflected on the learning aspects of Australian history and how that shapes …

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Architectural Heaven

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Art & Place by Zianna1 Comment

I always say how I’m living in architectural heaven. If you could see this city, you’d know what I’m talking about. Like all other European cities, Prague is centuries old. But unlike many others, its architecture has remained untouched (for the most part) by military or political conflict. This means that there are buildings from the Middle Ages still standing, …

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The Gothic City of Prague 🌉

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Art & Place by JakeLeave a Comment

Relating to the Goths or their extinct language, which belongs to the East Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It provides the earliest manuscript evidence of any Germanic language (4th–6th centuries ad). Of or in the style of architecture prevalent in western Europe in the 12th–16th centuries (and revived in the mid 18th to early 20th centuries), characterized by …

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The Black Lake

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Art & Place by VivianLeave a Comment

I’ve always wondered what processes other people go through when they visit an art museum, or any museum for that matter. For me, I will typically read the description of the exhibit first, then observe the art or artifacts, and inspect more closely those that interest me. Last week, my expressive cultures class took us me the National Gallery in …

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The Collective

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Art & Place by HashmitaLeave a Comment

Argentina is a land marked by its gruelling political history of oppressive governments and military dictatorships. During the late 1960s, the country – like most of Latin America – was under an anti-Peronist authoritarian regime that called ironically called itself the “Revolución Argentina”. It was demoralised by the deep fissure that divided society into Peronists and anti-Peronists and forced everyone …

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Spoiled

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Art & Place by Anne1 Comment

I’m spoiled. We all are. We have lived in New York freaking City. We get to go to wonder into world-renowned galleries. We live amongst the best artists in the world. We have MOMA and The Met at our fingertips (not to mention the Whitney and the Guggenheim). Hell even the people doing graffiti on the street are most likely …

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Art as Revolution

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Art & Place by JT2 Comments

One of the themes I have been studying in my Spanish class is the presence of barbarism in Argentine literature, a dichotomy used in literature that is rooted in Argentine history as a rejection of many civilized values and ideas. Recently, I have observed this dichotomy translating into modern art that I have seen in Buenos Aires that has been …