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Postcards from San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastián is a beautiful coastal city in northern Spain. Known as the ‘gastronomic capital’ of the country, it is home to several world-renowned restaurants. San Sebastián cathedral Playa de la Concha

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‘Van Gogh to Picasso’ at the Guggenheim, Bilbao

At the Guggengheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain for an exhibition of selections from the Thannhauser Collection from the Guggenheim, New York. The collection was donated by the German-born art dealer Justin Thannhauser and his wife Hilde and is particularly rich … Continue reading

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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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