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Art Away From Home

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Sydney by AnnabelLeave a Comment

When I think of what makes Sydney beautiful, man made projects aren’t primarily what comes to mind. Cities like Paris, Rome, and Madrid are all shaped by the artists bred there, with their classic pieces and architecture defining the culture. In Sydney however, most of the beauty comes from its nature and landscapes. The way ecosystems interact with the city …

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“I want to experience the place, not just take pictures of it.”

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Prague by NatashaLeave a Comment

“It’s a two-way street; the art and the literature make one more observant,” she said. “When one travels, one can imagine a yet-to-be-written novel or something to be painted, and then the traveler is engaged in a creative enterprise.” This was one of my favorite readings so far. As a photographer, I’ve really always had this mentality, that the experience …

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The Birth of Venus…and Art as We Know It

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Florence by Marirose AleardiLeave a Comment

The time of the Italian Renaissance was arguably one of the most influential periods in setting the cultural foundation for the world as we know it. Authors, philosophers, mathematicians – cultural geniuses if you will – finally were able to turn learning away from the church. It was from this point on people began believing there was more to the …

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The Beauty of a Band-Aid

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Sydney by Eliana1 Comment

As I walk through Fitzroy, my favorite neighborhood in Melbourne, I see endless laneways and buildings around me covered in beautiful graffiti and murals. The city is brimming with life and character, something I’ve been missing in Sydney these last two and a half months. Although living in Sydney is a dream, I’ve definitely been feeling a lack of art …

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A Little Girl That Never Ages (Just like our Problems)

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Buenos Aires, Places by CYLeave a Comment

Art in Argentina is normally associated with music and dance, in the form of the Tango. When asked about famous painters or sculptors, or pieces of art, there really isn’t one example that really springs to me. Yet one of the most iconic, and still most relevant works of art in Argentina is that of Malfalda, the main character of …

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Undercurrents of Ambivalence

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Berlin by Havana LiuLeave a Comment

Large leather tassels attached to metal buckles swinging, brushing, and slamming themselves against the walls. A multi sensory experience, the piece lends itself visually to a view of brutality through its similar construction to a large whip, and aurally to a calming sensation—giving off a sound somewhat like wind chimes. The next room is primarily blank, other than a white …

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Art As Travel

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Florence by Tia1 Comment

Art is the kind of thing that I have always been adjacent to from a young age – taking ballet classes, keeping a sketchbook, making short films, and taking photographs – but it wasn’t until recently that I really became interested in and engaged by the power of art.  This transition coincided, not incidentally, with moving to New York for …

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Lo(u)v(r)e

In The Art of Travel, 10. The Art of Place, Paris by Zoe2 Comments

It’s no secret that the Louvre is one of the famous museums in not just Paris, but the world. It’s the largest art museum in the world and the most visited art museum with 8.1 million visitors in 2017. The 782,910 square foot museum in the 1st arrondissement is home to approximately 38,000 objects ranging from antiquity to the 21st …