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Arts

Degas at the Opera

I visited Paris over the Halloween weekend, and one of my stops throughout the city was the Musée d’Orsay. This museum is in a beautiful building that was previously a train station built in 1900, which now houses mostly French art from the late 1800s and early 1900s. To my delight, I found that the…

Arts

What is capitalism doing to art?

As we walk out of a brilliant art exhibition in any part of the world or as we finish leafing through countless books in a bookshop, there is always one last step left, and very often not least, to complete the artful experience. Get your purse out and start admiring, and inevitably wanting and even…

Arts

Van Gogh to Amsterdam

I recently visited the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and was deeply moved by the artist as a person. The museum let us travel through the world of Vincent Van Gogh, telling us about his life. From his family life to his years in a mental asylum, the different stages of his life were depicted…

Global

Global Round Up 360

US election update The first presidential debate, held on September 26, summarized in almost half an hour each runner’s ideas about their opponents and proposals for the future of their country. The economy was a core topic, especially with regard to taxes. Whereas one of Trump’s main arguments was a huge tax-cut to encourage investment…

Arts, OldVenue

Meet My Artist: Van Gogh

Most people think of Vincent Van Gogh as the stereotypical tortured artist – the guy who cut off his own ear. He’s a popular figure in art, but to anyone not doing an art history or an art degree, this doesn’t really mean anything. The only thing we know is that he must have been…

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