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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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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Ars Nova Copenhagen

Music of the Tudors The title and subtitle refer to a choir concert I heard today in the cathedral of Aarhus, one hour’s drive from my home. The choir is called Ars Nova Copenhagen. The choir music was written about five hundred years ago in the English Tudor style. I don’t know how many voices there were. Twelve singers and […]

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A Patient Friendly New Hospital

A series of vignettes on a theme of hospitals Today we had “an open house” at our new hospital is being built a few kilometres from our house. The mid-west region of Denmark is gathering all of its wards and functions in one place on a field near a railway. After it was decided to build here a highway has […]

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