Easter traditions in Europe are as diverse as the countries on the Old Continent themselves. From an egg hunt in England, decorating Easter trees in Germany, Austria or the Netherlands, colouring eggs in central and eastern Europe to numerous religious processions in Spain or Italy. They represent all the treasure of European culture in such a lovely way.
Dutch Golden Age heritage sites are something you can not miss while in the Netherlands. The 17th century was the most glorious time for that country. Dutch ships were sailing worldwide and were bringing exotic and expensive goods back to the Netherlands. Society of wealthy middle-class free people started to develop, which led to establishing the only republic in Europe at that time. A good economy led to the flourishing of art and architecture. Which left the Netherlands today with numerous beautiful Dutch Golden Age heritage sites.
I present to you today Croatian artist and illustrator Maja Tomljanović, whose work I recently discovered and got so impressed with.
I’m always on the lookout for some interesting artists and illustrators. And especially the ones whose work is inspired by travel and different destinations. Well, Maja’s work ticked all those boxes. So I was thrilled when she agreed to have a conversation with me and give an interview for Culture Tourist readers.
What are the most exciting places to visit in Russia? For most tourists, the choice is limited to Saint Petersburg, Moscow and royal residences nearby. But what are those unexplored, reserved Russian towns described in many classic books and movies? Well, look no further. Here is a story about two beautiful old cities and a guide to visiting Veliky Novgorod and Pskov.
In the last day of this year’s Art Blogmas, I’m sharing with you a very special painting – J. M. W. Turner’s Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps.
It’s day twenty-three of our Art Blogmas today. I’m sad we’re slowly coming to its end. But I hope you enjoyed it so far! Today, we’re going to see a lovely work made by Caspar David Friedrich – The Sea of Ice.
In day twenty two of Culture Tourist Art Blogmas, we’re hosting a lovely Impressionist painting made by Camille Pissarro: Road to Versailles at Louveciennes (The Snow Effect).