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Stepping out in Montmartre: Prints of cafés and theatres

September 21, 2011  |  Events  |  Comments Off

Until 11/9/2011
At Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The district of Montmartre in Paris was a centre of artistic innovation at the end of the nineteenth century. Van Gogh lived there from 1886 to 1888 and aligned himself with the avant-garde. Toulouse-Lautrec and Steinlen made their famous illustrations and posters there in the 1890s, and when Picasso arrived in Paris in 1900, Montmartre was just the place to be if you were an artist. In addition to entertainment, the bustling nightlife, with all the cafés, theatres, dance halls and brothels, afforded a wide range of subjects for artists interested in capturing the feel of the modern city. The advent of colour lithography stimulated an unprecedented production of posters and other publicity material by avant-garde artists. They also made illustrations for magazines and sheet music, and designs for theatre decors and shadow plays. The exhibition “Stepping out in Montmartre: Prints of cafés and theatres” gives an impression of this flourishing artistic climate. Posters, prints and theatre programmes by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen and Henri-Gabriel Ibels, among others, show how the artists who inspired Picasso portrayed nightlife in the artists’ district. Several of the works Vincent van Gogh made in Montmartre are also on view.
T: +31 (0)20 570 5200
www.vangoghmuseum.nl

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MADAME TUSSAUDS: MORE THAN FACE VALUE

September 21, 2011  |  Features  |  Comments Off

Few would deny that we live in an age that is addicted to celebrity.

But it really isn’t anything new… and Madame Tussauds is proof.

One of London’s best known and frequently visited tourist attractions, this extraordinary collection of likenesses of the rich and famous is constantly evolving… and constantly growing, with branches in three of Cyprus Airways’ destination cities – London, Vienna and Amsterdam.

The story of Madame Tussaud is as fascinating as those of any of the ‘residents’ of the attractions that bear her name. Born 250 years ago in 1761, two months after the death of her father in the Franco-Prussian war, the young Marie Grosholtz – who would later become Madame Tussaud – was taught by her mother’s employer, a talented wax sculptor named Dr Philippe Curtius. By the age of 17, Marie had met with many of the 18th century’s high society and had sculpted Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin (both figures are still on display at London’s Madame Tussauds today). Read More

BAKERS ART

July 6, 2011  |  Features  |  Comments Off

Baker’s Art
by
Nora Nadjarian

Bread is the staple of life.  Yet, as a foodstuff of historical and contemporary importance in many cultures in the West, as well as those in the region, bread has a significance beyond mere nutrition.

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People Test

June 6, 2011  |  People  |  Comments Off

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SAINT PETERSBURG: Highlights of an Astonishing City

May 23, 2011  |  Features, Features  |  Comments Off

By Nora Nadjarian

Known as Russia’s “Northern Capital” and the famous “Venice of the North”, Saint Petersburg is one of the most intriguing and historically significant cities in Europe, and a city of unparalleled beauty. Renamed from Leningrad to its original name after the fall of the Soviet Union, most Russians now refer to it with its diminutive “Piter”. Read More

TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

May 23, 2011  |  Features  |  Comments Off

One of the joys of visiting a destination for the   first time is trying out the new cuisine.

In the Mediterranean the food is legendary. It is known for being one of the healthiest diets in the world. Comprising a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetable, pulses, fish, dairy products and a little meat, it is boosted by that ancient magical ingredient, olive oil. Read More

Spring into Cyprus

Spring into Cyprus

May 18, 2011  |  Events  |  Comments Off

It’s difficult to believe there can be such a thing as an ‘off-season’ for a Cyprus holiday – with its variety of terrain and mild winter climate the island is the place to enjoy sunshine and new experiences at any time of year.

Spring is a particularly good time to explore a landscape bursting into a sea of colour and life – from its rugged stretches of unspoiled coastline to exquisite pine-scented mountains – the season is perfect for an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Brimming with ancient ruins, Byzantine monasteries, frescoed churches and pretty villages the island offers unlimited opportunities to combine special interests with some healthy exercise. Read More

COMMANDARIA – A GLASS OF HISTORY

May 16, 2011  |  Features  |  Comments Off

Cyprus is believed to be one of the first countries in the Mediterranean to produce wine and archaeological excavations have certainly proved that wine was made on the island at least 4,000 years ago. This sweet dried-grape wine known as ‘Nama’, was first described in 800BC by the Greek poet, Hesiod and, according to legend, it was a popular drink at the festivals celebrating the goddess Aphrodite. Read More

Village

Village

May 16, 2011  |  Events  |  Comments Off
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Kato Phaphos, Cyprus

Kato Phaphos, Cyprus

May 16, 2011  |  Events  |  Comments Off

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