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Mauritshuis, A Pearl of a House – Royal Cabinet of Paintings

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The beautiful restrained classically inspired Mauritshuis in The Netherlands was recently restored as a museum filled with jewels, a royal cabinet of paintings

Beleura – Victorian Gold Boom Mansion, In Trust for a Nation

Beleura – Victorian Gold Boom Mansion, In Trust for a Nation

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Beleura house and garden on the Mornington Peninsula is the result of the prosperity its owner enjoyed during Victoria’s Goldrush days during the 19th century

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Classical Architecture – At the Meeting of Human and Divine

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Design in architecture reached a zenith at Athens in the fifth century. It is a place where artists were caught between the meeting of the human with the divine

Antonio Canova – – Seven Last Works on Show The Met New York

Antonio Canova – – Seven Last Works on Show The Met New York

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A unique show of sculptural reliefs by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works will be at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY from January 22, 2014

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Achilles – Greek Hero and the Classical Ideal in Sculpture

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Greek sculpture was the first and only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions exploring how art might imitate nature, or even improve upon it

Christmas – A Time for Rest, Recreation and Refreshment

Christmas – A Time for Rest, Recreation and Refreshment

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Make a choice from our Top Twelve Posts 2012 while we are on holidays December 24 2012 – January 7, 2013. Merry Xmas, Happy New Year

An Inner Balance – Man and Nature

An Inner Balance – Man and Nature

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For the ancient Greek civilisation the natural landscape was considered sacred, literally the ‘landscape of the gods’ It was not just a parcel of land surrounding a man made construction, but a holy place one embodying and reflecting the character of the God. Within each part of the landscape the…

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Heaven on Earth? – Palladian Villa at Padua nearby to Venice

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established. However it could be at the Villa Moro Malipiero at Padua, nearby to Venice in Northern Italy.

Architecture and Community

Architecture and Community

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Art and architecture in Ancient Greece reflected the nature of a society that loved freedom and quality. It was an expression of their theology, philosophy and spirituality. Greeks had a great love of the arts and worked for and had a share in, the good of the community. Like the…