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    Sep 21, 2010
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  • Is the tea party going global? Not quite yet

    The British media continue to be befuddled by the tea party movement both in the US and in their own country. Its not just the BBC and the Guardian routinely getting completely the wrong end of the stick about things. Even the mighty Telegraph has rather missed the point.

  • Montmartre and la vie bohme

    Strolling the narrow cobblestone streets and leafy squares of Montmartre, the ancient Parisian village on the steep northern hill overlooking the city, you can imagine the bohemian world of artists, poets, cabarets and cathouses that flourished here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Next summer: Cubism by the Bay

    On June 11, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will open a magnificent exhibition of more than 100 extraordinary Picasso masterpieces from the permanent collection of the world-renowned Musée National Picasso in Paris.
  • The rich history of a Paris landmark

    It’s easy to imagine the bustling crowds and noise that filled the Gare d’Orsay train station — now the Musée d’Orsay — when it opened in the elegant heart of Paris in 1900.
     

  • Second wave of French masters alights in The City

    He stares out at us with those intense blue eyes, his bearded face bristling with reds and yellows, white, green and blue brushstrokes. Painted in the fall of 1887, a year after he had moved to Paris and discovered the pulsing color of Impressionist and Pointillist painting, Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of the Artist” blazes with energy and emotion.

  • Influence of the ‘floating world’

    Vincent van Gogh decorated his fabled Yellow House at Arles with the Japanese prints he collected and copied. “I envy the Japanese the extreme clarity of everything in their work,” the artist wrote to his brother Theo from Arles in 1888.

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  • Planning your visit to the de Young

    Tickets to Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond are timed and dated. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your ticketed time to join the appropriate queue for your time slot. Once inside the exhibition...

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