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Questions tagged [artworks]

For questions about travel for aesthetic pursuits.

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Where can I buy Vincent van Gogh's painting replicas in London?

I'm here in London for a shorter visit. Is there any place that I can buy Vincent van Gogh's paintings copies in London? I wonder whether National Gallery in London would have any of those?
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How does one make friends alone in Paris? [closed]

I am going to be living alone in Paris for 6 months for an internship. As far as I know, I don't know anybody who lives there or is gonna be there at the same time. I am a relatively introverted ...
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What is this statue about in the throne room Royal Palace Madrid?

Recently I visited the Royal Palace in Madrid and in the throne room I saw a statue of what appeared to be a man holding up a small child, about to strike him with an open palm. I'm very curious as to ...
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Where is this strange clock/painting located? (moving eyes)

While I was browsing old pictures in my phone I found this one of a painting with a clock. The eyes move at the same time as the hands of the clock. But I don't remember where I took that picture. ...
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What Brezhnev sites are there in Moscow?

Apart from his statutes in the MUZEON park, the plaque on his former apartment building, and his grave at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, are there any public monuments, sites, or museum exhibits in ...
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Carrying Metal gifts to USA (elephant, eagle & peacock) for my friends

I am travelling to Chicago (Illinois, USA) for about 20 days from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. I have few friends in Chicago, to whom I would like to give some nice gifts. My gifts are as follows : ...
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Islamic art museums / Galleries in Dubai

On a previous trip through the Middle East, I really enjoyed seeing Islamic art whilst in Doha. This time I'll be passing through Dubai rather than Doha. I've had a quick check of the Dubai page on ...
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How much time to reserve for a visit to Mucha Museum in Prague?

Roughly how long do people take on average when visiting the Mucha Museum in Prague, say is it an hour or two, half day or all day? I am trying to plan a day in Prague and I can't find any proper ...
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Where in England can I walk on a high tension grid?

I wish to experience walking on a tension wire grid, preferably one suspended many metres above the ground such as in a theatre. Does anyone know of one accessible to the public (not only backstage ...
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Where can I visit Anthony Howe's amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures?

Mesmerized by Anthony Howe's incredible kinetic sculptures, I wish to see them in real life to appreciate their 3D structure: Besides Washington's Orcas Island, where can I see them? What are the ...
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Is there an up-to-date map of street art in London?

I'll be traveling to London soon and would like to have a look at some professional street art, such as the graffiti works by Banksy. Is there a continuously updated map somewhere that lists the ...
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Watercolor tubes and porcelain palettes on plane cargo

I'm travelling from Portland, USA to Florianopolis, Brazil and I wonder if I can check in 15mL metal tubes of watercolor without being damaged by the pressure in the cargo. It will be a total of 4 ...
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How long should one plan for visiting the Venice Biennale? [closed]

I'm planing to visit this years Biennale in Venice. How many days (and doing what?) would you suggest one should stay for seeing most of the exhibitions? I'm a regular visitor to the Documenta in ...
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Is there anywhere in Doha to see modern Arabic/Islamic art?

Yesterday, I spent a very enjoyable and informative time at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, including seeing how the various styles of artwork developed over the centuries. After that, I'm ...
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Can an original of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” be viewed in Japan?

According to the Wikipedia article for "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", copies are stored in various places around the world. There are various copies of this work throughout the world. The ...
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Flying from Canada with art supplies

I always fly with just a carry-on and this time I'm thinking of taking some art supplies with me on my trip and I'm just wondering what the rules are. I'll be taking pastels, china ink and nibs, a few ...
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What gallery is Michelangelo's David in?

I want to go to see Michelangelo's David sculpture. All the sources on-line say it's in the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze. When I go to the official site it gives the option to buy tickets to ...
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Are there any Carsten Höller slides in museums/galleries in Central or Eastern Europe?

A few years ago, the artist Carsten Höller installed some slides in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern gallery in London. These looked really good, but sadly were insanely popular and I never got the ...
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Is the Fibonacci crocodile still being displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris?

In 2004 I visited the Centre Pompidou in Paris and back then I really liked the Fibonacci crocodile. Being a fan of numbers, I like art where numbers play a crucial role. I will be in Paris soon and I ...