Category | Artful Traveler

PsychoBarn at the Met: More than Meets the Eye

Posted on 10 May 2016

By Bobbie Leigh It’s not the little house on the prairie.  And it’s not as scary as the sinister mansion next to the Bates Motel  in the Alfred Hitchcock film… Continue reading »

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Canadian Artist Lawren Harris Goes Solo

Posted on 04 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok When the actor Steve Martin first viewed a painting by Lawren Harris, he mistook it for a work by Rockwell Kent. “I thought it was the best… Continue reading »

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Van Dyck: Portrait Painter Par Excellence

Posted on 23 March 2016

By Bobbie Leigh Art critic and painter Roger de Piles said it best: “Excepting Titian only, van Dyck surpasses all the painters that went before him, or have come after… Continue reading »

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Ski Posters in a Scottish Attic

Posted on 01 March 2016

By Everett Potter When Robert Walker Johnston died in 2003, he left a large house in Paisley, Scotland as well as its contents to his son, Russell, a London lawyer…. Continue reading »

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Asia Week New York

Posted on 24 February 2016

By Bobbie Leigh For the in-the-know or the inexperienced,  Asia Week New York is a marvel:  five auction houses and  45 international Asian art galleries  transform Manhattan  into a  once-a-year-… Continue reading »

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Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Posted on 02 February 2016

By Bobbie Leigh Coney Island, the people’s playground at the southern tip of Brooklyn, is an American icon –like Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls.   The exhibition “Coney Island:… Continue reading »

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Pablo Neruda’s Love Nest in Santiago, Chile

Posted on 15 December 2015

By William Triplett In the funky Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a house that is as playful, quirky, colorful, political, historical and even lyrical as the… Continue reading »

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Artful Traveler: Travel by Cookbook

Posted on 07 December 2015

By Bobbie Leigh With  so many recipes online,  who is buying  cookbooks?  There is no reliable answer, but for all the home cooks who clip recipes from newspapers. print them… Continue reading »

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Voronet and Sucevita: Painted Monasteries of Romania

Posted on 16 November 2015

Visit Voronet and Sucevita, vividly painted church monasteries in the Bucovina region of northern Romania, and you will be blown away. Eight churches in this region are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, but these two— the youngest and the oldest—are the most compelling.

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Salzburg: Its Hills Are Alive With More than Music

Posted on 02 November 2015

by Bobbie Leigh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changed the world. He still “owns”  the Austrian city of  Salzburg where he was born, lived, and performed.  Mozart Week  in January as well… Continue reading »

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