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L’Absinthe

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Paris by Zoya1 Comment

As someone who enjoys painting and drawing myself, Paris is a particularly wonderful place to be in. First off, it’s a gorgeous city physically, the architecture looks fresh from an 1800s Impressionist painting and the urban cityscape is designed to allow city goers small moments to admire the famous monuments that stand out so proudly. Secondly, it names landmarks and …

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Seeking Out Contemporary Art

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence by Alexandra L1 Comment

Florence is the quintessence of the Renaissance. There’s no arguing with that. The abundance of art from this time period can be found in museums like the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia. When looking for something a little different, something contemporary, you have to venture slightly outside the historic city center. I visited the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, located …

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Fashion in Florence

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence, Places by Jordyn JayLeave a Comment

Talking about art in Florence could have been so easy. I could have done the obvious and talked about the Renaissance. I could have spent 600 words drooling over Michelangelo, Donatello, or Botticelli. I could have obsessed over the architecture of the city. Being an NYU Florence student I could have even talked about the incredibly unique Acton Collection of …

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The Implications of Graffiti in Florentin

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Tel Aviv by Momachi4 Comments

One of the most fascinating finds in Israel would be the infinite graffiti one could find in Florentin, Tel Aviv. In this neighborhood of Israel, the garage shutters and cement walls are plastered and painted in designs covering languages like Hebrew, English, Polish, Russian and French. The graffiti is also put into place by individual artists in Israel, so it …

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Contemporary Issues through Art

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Buenos Aires by Alexandra GLeave a Comment

Lo normal (1978) – Mónica Mayer I have been to the MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericana de Buenos Aires, various times. The current exhibit is called Verboamérica. The exhibit has a very strong focus on violence, exclusion and the denial and oppression of certain identities throughout Latin America. It is curated in a way that divides the different types of …

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Nature is Art

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence by Anjali1 Comment

There is no question that art is an integral aspect to Florence’s culture. From Renaissance art to fashion to architecture, this Italian city is rich in details and intricacies that make it uniquely and historically “Florentine”. A name that does not go unrecognized in relation to Florence is Michelangelo. Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor and architect who created world-famous structures …