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Tom Otterness’ Fairytales at Sea Along Scheveningen Beach

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  Tom Otterness’ Fairytales at Sea Along Scheveningen Beach   It’s not that obvious to most people outside the Netherlands, but the Dutch have their own “Riviera”. Possibly not as spectacular as the Mediterranean original, …

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Gaudi’s Barcelona: Catalan Art Nouveau At Large

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Gaudi’s Barcelona  Catalan Art Nouveau at large   It’s time again for the ArtSmart Roundtable. This month the topic is Architecture. We therefore take you to Barcelona, Spain, for Gaudi‘s modernist architecture. Each month the …

Street Art Corner: Exploring Amsterdam’s Street Art Museum

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Exploring Amsterdam’s Street Art Museum for this week’s Street Art Corner   I still remember seeing the first images of the new Street Art Museum Amsterdam online, images of the below mural in progress. While Pau Quintanajornet …

Alexander Calder’s Moving Sculptures at the Rijksmuseum

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  Alexander Calder’s Moving Sculptures at the Rijksmuseum   Starting today, June the 19th, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is hosting one of the most exciting temporary sculpture exhibitions in Europe for the year. The exhibition staged …

Malevich and his Legacy – A Century Later

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  Malevich and his Legacy A Century Later   Can you re-write history? At the same time as history around you re-writes itself forever? Kazimir Malevich is the artist who managed to create a view …

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Ten Facts About Piet Mondrian

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  Ten Facts to Know About Piet Mondrian While the Artist Conquered England   2014 marked the 70th anniversary of the death of the Dutch modernist, Piet Mondrian, and while at home in the Netherlands …

Banksy’s First Unauthorised Retrospective In London

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Banksy’s First Unauthorised Retrospective In London Street Art becoming mainstream?   This week renowned street artist Banksy’s first unauthorized exhibition will open in Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery in London, an exhibition that some people will anticipate with mixed …

Street Art Tuesday from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Street Art Tuesday from Buenos Aires, Argentina   Every Tuesday we take you a street art location around the world during our ‘Street Art Tuesday’ series. This week we’re off to Buenos Aires, Argentina, one …

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Vija Celmins’s Photorealistic Double Reality

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  Vija Celmins’s Photorealistic Double Reality   It’s the first Monday of the month again and thus time for the ArtSmart Roundtable, a monthly series of articles by a group of art focused travel bloggers. …

Discovering Rotterdam’s Laurensquartier with ZigZagCity

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  Discovering Rotterdam’S Laurensquartier with ZigZagCity   One of the main attractions for tourists visiting Rotterdam, the Dutch port city, is generally its modern architecture. Not surprisingly thus that the ZigZagCity architecture festival – on until …

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Huge Colourful Snails Crawling Riga’s Streets

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Huge Colourful Snails Crawling Riga’s Streets   During the month of May, 2014, Riga’s citizens and visitors were surprised by some huge colourful snails crawling the city’s streets, making their progress surely but slowly, every …

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Rotterdam Markthal: Holland’s largest indoor food market

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Rotterdam Markthal Holland’s largest indoor food Market   With the aim to be the largest indoor food market in the Netherlands, the new Rotterdam Markthal (Dutch for ‘market hall’) in the second biggest city of The Netherlands, …

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Yourtopia, Rotterdam’s House of the Future

  Yourtopia, Rotterdam’s House of the Future From the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2014   Today is the opening of the sixth edition of the IABR, Rotterdam’s International Architecture Biennale, an event involving six exhibitions, several …