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Existing Regardless: Mary Cassatt

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Paris, 10. The Art of Place by AndieLeave a Comment

This spring, the Musée Jacquemart-André is hosting an exhibition titled Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris, the first retrospective of Cassatt’s work held in France since the artist’s death in 1926. As a woman, Cassatt faced challenges in the art world: initially barred from entering the École des Beaux Arts, blocked from exhibitions requiring French nationality, and continually overlooked …

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

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Prague, 10. The Art of Place by Natasha1 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 Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 10. The Art of Place 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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A Little Girl That Never Ages (Just like our Problems)

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 10. The Art of Place, 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 Berlin, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 10. The Art of Place 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 …