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About KIOSK the Weblog at Luxury Traveler

We at Luxury Traveler subscribe to the notion that "true luxury is the wealth of one's experiences." As such we focus on the finest European arts, cultural & LifeStyle pursuits as well as the talented individuals who bring them to life.

Art News from Madrid …….

The Museo del Prado is presenting an unpublished work by Velázquez donated to American Friends by William B. Jordan A Portrait of Philip III, a painting recently attributed to Velázquez, has been donated to the non-profit organisation American Friends of … Continue reading

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Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, at The Met

The Weird Sisters (Shakespeare, Mac Beth, Act 1, Scene 3) Shakespeare and Art,1709-1922 By Constance C. McPhee, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Met Shakespeare’s preeminence as a dramatist is today unquestioned, but after his death (in 1616), it took … Continue reading

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Albert Besnard, his works from the Belle Époque on view…..

The Petit Palais and the Palais Lumière d’Evian are pleased to introduce this retrospective dedicated to Albert Besnard, French painter from the Belle Époque. Albert Besnard, decorated with an array of honours and positions (Prix de Rome in 1874, Member … Continue reading

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Am I Rembrandt?

London:  Explore how curators and conservators work together to investigate a painting’s authorship. X-ray and technical analysis of two paintings by Rembrandt – A Young Man, perhaps the Artist’s Son Titus, and the National Trust’s recently re-attributed Self-portrait wearing a … Continue reading

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At the Uffizi Florence …. The resurgence of colour over line

A splendid show is on view until 15 January at the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi dedicated to Venetian drawings from the Ashmolean Museum and the Uffizi. The dichotomy in the title of the show refers to the … Continue reading

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A Great time to be in London and…………………at the V&A

REVOLUTIONS WEEKENDER: A FESTIVAL OF PEACE, LOVE  AND MUSIC Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November Exhibition in partnership with Levi’s® Sound experience by Sennheiser In celebration of our major autumn exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970, … Continue reading

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Berthe Morisot”s Young girl in a low cut dress with a flower in her hair

Berthe Morisot was the only female painter who took part in the first Impressionist exhibition in Nadar’s studio, in 1874. In the same year she married Eugène Manet (1833-1892), Edouard Manet’s brother, who had painted her portrait several times. During … Continue reading

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How many major airports have a library?

The Airport Library at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will soon re-open its doors. The library offers travellers an exciting and inspiring way to spend their time before or between flights. There they will find a wide range of Dutch fiction translated … Continue reading

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“The Light Dawned” an annual festival in Latvia

Latvia – In 2008, the light festival “Staro Rīga” took place for the first time being born in the minds of creative, enthusiastic people who wanted to make the dark and humid November lighter and more joyful for us all. … Continue reading

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A PRESIDENT IN THE KING’S RESIDENCE

The Final Days of the Exhibition To mark the 50 years since the restoration of the Grand Trianon in 1966 by General de Gaulle, the Palace of Versailles is playing host to the exhibition A President in the King’s Palace. … Continue reading

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