Sculptures by Constantin Meunier

I had never heard the name of this Belgian sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) when I came across him at the Musem der Bildenden Kunst in Leipzig, Germany. The realistic and modern look got me interested. It seems that Constantin Meunier’s style of art could be the Art Nouveau as he lived and worked in that period. In the Leipzig museum, […]

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On our way to Boston

Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by ballet. On our flight our Royal Danish Ballet Company was on a tour to The United States. Two ballerinas were sitting close to us and I observed how one of them prepared a new pair of ballet shoes in a very skilled way. First she bent them a few times and then […]

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Hasselblad

  In a quiet corner of the Gothenburg Art Museum, a statue of Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978) a famous Swedish photographer and inventor of excellent cameras. He once travelled to the United States of America and was asked by a custom assistant at the airport if he had anything to do with the Hasselblad camera? “I am the Camera”!   In […]

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How The Skagen Painters Entered My Life

A Guest Blog Hello, my name’s Juliette, but I blog as Helsinki-Budapest because right now that’s my life. I moved to Budapest from Helsinki, and am now ready to move back to Helsinki before the end of the year. I’m what is known as a Cross Culture Kid: French passport, Hungarian heritage on my father’s side, identify as French-American-Hungarian. I […]

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Ordrupgaard, a Danish Art Museum

Outside of Copenhagen, we have an excellent art museum called Ordrupgaard. It was initially a private home for an art collector and now a private art collection. The art is French Impressionism and Danish Golden Age art. The museum is undergoing reconstruction, and the art is out on travels to other museums. The French paintings are travelling abroad, and the […]

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Grace Cathedral and Surroundings

To get a grasp on how to get to know San Francisco, Henry and I got on one of these circulating tourist buses that are available in most big cities. After a while we got places and headsets to hear the information about the city. Suddenly this huge beautiful Grace Cathedral in Gothic style stood high above in the street. […]

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