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Recording the Paraguayan War Through Art

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Daniel YeomLeave a Comment

Located in the peaceful neighborhood of Recoleta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes houses an impressively diverse collection of paintings and sculptures from both European and Argentinian artists. Established in December of 1895, the museum attracts around one million visitors yearly. While the majority of artworks come from big name artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, and Francisco …

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Musings on Monet

In Paris, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by MistyLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I started getting down on myself because I had at that point only visited one museum, Centre Georges Pompidou. Every Tuesday, I have a three and a half hour break between classes, from 10:30am until 2pm; so, one Tuesday morning, after walking out of my French & Expatriate Literature class, I decided on a whim that …

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Contemporary art in Prague

In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Name1 Comment

One of the more interesting things about the current art scene in Prague is it’s relative ambiguity to people, especially tourists. Prague, of course, is a well-known tourist destination for many reasons, some of which being it’s ancient castles, palaces, and cathedrals, terrifically cheap yet bustling nightlife and picturesque cobblestone walkways, squares, and streets. However, it seems to be an …

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In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Eric Duan1 Comment

When I first think of art, my mind immediately goes to drawing, painting, or sculpting. However, one form of art that I constantly overlook is photography. With photography, one can effectively capture and freeze in time the aesthetic value and emotions behind the subject of the photo. One artist, Jan Saudek, uses his background and his life experiences to portray …

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Do It for the Blood Vine #Flawless

In Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Kathryn Jones1 Comment

I used to fool around on Photoshop, trying different hairstyles, lipstick colors, and outfit out on my body. In the 2000s, I am considered bored or a cautious shopper. But 500 years ago, I would be making big bucks. “The Original Photoshop,” my fashion professor describes the techniques used in Florentine portraits. Ever since those words came out her mouth, …

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Art is the City

In London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Michael Frazier2 Comments

In London, art is everywhere I look. From the Russell Square Hotel, to the Tate Modern, to the canal on my way to St. Andrews (a primary school I volunteer at). What makes London so unique is the hodgepodge of aesthetic and historical elements that define the city. London is also home to many different art forms (like literary)–especially the …