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Virtual Museum Visits, Day 3: Monet & The Water Lilies

Claude Monet and his the Water Lilies

Claude Monet is a French painter born in 1840. He started drawing while still in school, first by creating some caricatures of his teachers. Although his father wanted him to get involved in the family business, he was always more interested in art. He decided to pursue that and went to Paris to learn how to paint. There, he met a group of young painters with whom he started to develop a new, and one of the first modern art styles – the Impressionism.

Virtual Museum Visits, Day 1: Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

Detail on Vermeer's Milkmaid

Due to our forced home staycations, I decided to start a little project and take you to a different museum each day. We’ll start with a virtual museum visit to the Rijksmuseum and their collection of paintings created by Johannes Vermeer. And, of course, since we should #stayhome, we’re going to do that virtually. They say art is healing. So, let’s try to stress a bit less, and instead of watching the millionth news about COVID-19, enjoy in some art. Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum Today I’m taking you to one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum. I’ll…

History of Travelling: How people started to travel

Camel in front of pyramid

Although we often have a feeling like people are travelling for the last few decades only, the truth is – people are travelling for centuries. Old Romans were travelling to relax in their Mediterranean villas. At the same time, people in Eastern Asia wandered for cultural experiences. I’ve got so fascinated with the history of travelling, that I did my own little research on how people started to travel. And here is what I’ve learned.

Best art exhibitions in European museums in 2020

View on Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam over the Museumplein

From celebrating the year of Jan van Eyck and Beethoven, paying homage to some modern painters like Andy Warhol, to a big art show by Marina Abramović, there’s going to be something for everyone when it comes to art this year. To make a choice of which exhibition to visit for you a bit easier, I did a bit of research and made a list with ten best art exhibitions in European museums in 2020 you shouldn’t miss.

10 Best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019

Tea with a giant spider statue in front the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Autumn in European museums is a time of the year when some of the best exhibitions of the year are usually organised. I did a bit of research and have looked for some of the best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019. And it seems like we’re going to have an exciting end of the year. Best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019 #1 – Leonardo da Vinci Louvre, Paris, October 24th 2019 – February 24th 2020 Probably one of the most expected exhibitions of the year is going to be organised in Louvre…