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A Postcard from Narbonne, south of France

St. Just and St. Pasteur Cathedral, Narbonne, begun in 1272

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‘Picasso, Donner à voir’ in Montpellier

At Musée Fabre in Montpellier, south of France, for the fascinating ‘Picasso, Donner à voir’ exhibition. It looks at the whole of Picasso’s career by examining fourteen milestone moments in which a new style emerged or he began a fresh direction … Continue reading

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Ravel and Poulenc in Montcabrier

In Montcabrier in the Lot , south-west France, for the ‘8 de Montcabrier’ festival. An extremely enjoyable concert with wind quintet and the excellent pianist Morgane Fauchois-Prado. Bach: ‘Suite francais no.2’; Ravel: ‘Tombeau de Couperin; Poulenc: ‘Sextet for piano and … Continue reading

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Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tournai

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tournai has an eclectic collection of paintings from all periods but is especially rich in modern art, having the only two works by Manet exhibited in Belgium. Edouard Manet ‘Argenteuil’ (1874) Edouard Manet ‘The Père … Continue reading

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Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels

In the ‘Old Masters’ section of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in the Belgian capital of Brussels, whose permanent collection includes an excellent display of early Netherlandish art. Robert Campin ‘Annunciation’ (c.1420s) Rogier van der Weyden ‘La Pieta’ (c.1441) … Continue reading

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Festival des Minimes, Brussels

At the Festival des Minimes in Brussels for an excellent Clara Schumann (trio, opus 17) and Fanny Mendelssohn (Trio, opus 11) concert with Trio Yehudi.

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‘From Bosch to Tuymans’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

Back in Ghent to see the reinstallation of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has a particularly varied collection of paintings from the middle ages to the modern period. Robert Campin ‘The Man of Sorrows’ … Continue reading

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