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The Perfect Southern France Itinerary – 7 Days in Provence

Creating a 7-day itinerary for the South of France is no easy task. With so much to see and do, you really do have to narrow your focus a little or …

France

North America's Five Best Road Trips

Whether you have a weekend or a month, these journeys are a must<p>Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly …

Hiking

The Cheapest State to Buy RV: Evading Sales Tax and Other Fees

As RVs are costly, it makes sense when the buyers look for the cheapest state to buy RV. With in-depth research, being informed about the current …

Delacroix returns spectacularly to the Louvre

Delacroix at full stretch in Paris for the first time since 1963: if there is one exhibition worth travelling for this year, it is the Louvre’s …

Paris exhibition celebrates revolutionary Russian art

In the wake of the Russian Revolution, artist Marc Chagall created an avant-garde art school that drew in abstract art pioneers like Kazimir …

10 of the Most Eye-Opening Artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Art Fairs<p>From an exceptionally lovely Warhol Mao to a bewitching rodent dance of death from Taiwan, quality and novelty abound at an equally high …

3 Days in Lisbon - Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal

The capital of Portugal has become the place to be, and it’s not hard to see why. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, a thriving bar and …

Best in Travel 2018 - Countries

Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south. From its disparate extremes to the …

6 things you need to know before you go to Hungary

<b>Landlocked Hungary is a brilliant destination for a quick weekend away or as part of a backpacking trip around Europe.</b><p>Easily accessed from any of its …

The Best Cities to Visit in Spain This April

April is an ideal time of year to visit Spain because the weather is warm and sunny but not too hot to enjoy the many outdoor activities that cities …

A Lonely Planet Editor's Guide to Portugal's Medieval Capital, Coimbra

There are countless reasons to visit Portugal. Between the creative capital of Lisbon, the wine country in Porto, and pink-sand beaches in the south, …

Why I fell in love with Slovenia

Back in 2000, as an American student studying in London, I embarked on a Eurorail trip – a sort of smorgasbord of travel in European cities. You buy an open ticket that allows you to travel indefinitely by train throughout Europe. But prior to my own Eurorailing adventure, I’d lent my Lonely …

European Travel

36 of the top attractions in Greece

European Travel

7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome or Florence) You Have to Visit

Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or <i>Firenze</i>. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not …

Secret symbols in still-life painting

Did you know that cherries and strawberries represented the souls of men? Or that a dragonfly could be the devil? These beautiful works say much more than you think, writes Cath Pound.<p>Still-life painting has existed since time immemorial and offered us some of the most sublimely beautiful painting …

Art

The Photo-Like Painted Portraits of Yasutomo Oka

These lovely portraits may look like high-definition artistic photographs, or even the product of CGI, but they are actually oil paintings created by …

Open Mind: New Warped Face Sculptures by Johnson Tsang | Colossal

<p>Sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) continues to push realism’s boundaries in his sculptures of faces that are stretched and opened up in surreal …

The secrets of Girl with a Pearl Earring

A new research project at the Mauritshuis in The Hague hopes to unlock some of the mysteries that surround Vermeer’s masterpiece. Watch the video to find out more.<p>Very little is known about the 17th Century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer – or his masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring. Who is she? …

Vermeer

Wangechi Mutu by Deborah Willis

<i>Riding Death in My Sleep</i>, 2002, ink collage on paper, 60 x 44 inches. Collection of Peter Norton, New York.<p>BOMB’s Oral History Project is a unique …

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy review – the year of magical painting

Christmas, 1931. Picasso, at 50, is boxed into a terrible marriage, everything fraying through the day’s festivities. To get away from his wife, Olga, he leaves their grand Paris apartment and goes upstairs to the studio above. Here, in the space of one evening, he finishes a vicious little picture …

Prince Charles

Figurative Steel Wire Sculptures Are Metal Masterpieces Merging Nature With Fantasy

British contemporary sculptor Martin Debenham creates stainless steel wire sculptures inspired by fantasy and nature. Working with a malleable material that has endless potential, the self-taught artist’s growing collection of wire art features impressive structures rendered from intricate twists, …

Becoming Burchfield

<i>Note: your last opportunity to see this exhibit free of charge is this Friday! Details below.</i><p>Recently a Twitter pal shared a photo of a painting her …

6 Artists Worth Discovering at NADA New York 2018

Art World<p>A not-to-miss list from the seventh edition of the fair.<p>,<p>NADA may not be the biggest or flashiest fair taking place during Armory Week, but …

Picasso’s Le Rêve (The Dream): erotic and primal

<b>Dream lover</b><p>Le Rêve shows the 50-year-old Picasso’s 22-year-old mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, in erotic reverie. Half her head appears to be a penis; her hands form a vagina. It’s a primal painting and a blissful one, with its simplified forms, lush colours and dancing patterns.<p><b>Off the wall</b><p>It is …

Art

Lessons of History

<b>Nearly thirty years</b> have passed since I first became involved in Buddhism. I was nineteen at the time, dizzy with the optimism of the 1960s and the …

Peter Thiel’s Money Talks, in Contentious Ways. But What Does He Say?

Peter Thiel is Silicon Valley’s homegrown Cassandra. He warned for years that the big tech companies were arrogant and clueless and less good for mankind than they believed.<p>Comeuppance, the billionaire investor warned, was coming.<p>Trouble has now arrived. Unfortunately for Mr. Thiel, the storm is …

Silicon Valley

Here's how Trump ushered in a new form of juvenile, angry, and unsophisticated punk conservativism

Analysts of all stripes have been peering through the political dust of 2017 to figure out what the hell happened. The academic monographs and …

Lenin’s statue, with severed head, to be kept at premises of Tripura civic body

An imposing statue of communist icon Vladimir Lenin, which was pulled down by a group of people in south Tripura’s Belonia, will be kept at the …

Biden Stumps For Democrat Conor Lamb: 'He Reminds Me Of My Son Beau'

<i>HARRISBURG, Pa. (CNN)</i> — Joe Biden, campaigning for Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of the House special election next week, laid out a path for his party …

Portraits of “Most Beautiful Chickens on the Planet” Capture Their Underrated Beauty

If you were asked to name the most beautiful species of bird in the world, it’s unlikely that “chicken” would be your first answer. However, Italian photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini believe chickens are underrated. The two began a portrait project called <i>Chic!ken</i> to show the world …