Category Archives: History

The Myth of Progress In The Arts

THE MYTH OF PROGRESS IN THE ARTS By John Bortslap. ( Painting: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano sonata no 7, Op.10, no 3, 1798. Second movement- Largo e mesto.  Acyrlics on canvas by EdwardianPiano).   IN THE LAST CENTURY, VERY OFTEN … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Beethoven, A study in text and pictures by Hans Conrad Fischer

Ludwig van Beethoven, A study in text and pictures by Hans Conrad Fischer Here is another vintage book in my collection on Beethoven. I got this one free from Healthy Planet,  who as I have mentioned before give out books … Continue reading

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Lovely backyards in Vienna

Originally posted on The Vienna BLOG – Lifestyle & Travel Blog in Vienna:
Summer is perfect exploring the city of Vienna. Whereas most of the boulevards are packed with tourists my preferred places for are the little streets of Vienna…

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Born Too Late- Love across Time

Born Too Late- Love across Time By Tom Slemen. Love can transcend almost any obstacle. It can leapfrog over age differences, it can see beyond the colour of a person’s skin, and it can bridge the gulf between rich and … Continue reading

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Back to the Tudor Times, Little Moreton Hall

Back to the Tudor Times, Little Moreton Hall Little Moreton Hall is a Tudor House, owned by the National Trust. It is extremely rare in that it has never been modernised- it pretty much remains as it was 600 years … Continue reading

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Joseph Lange’s Mozart Portrait – article by Michael Lorenz

Joseph Lange’s Mozart Portrait – article by Michael Lorenz   Joseph Lange‘s unfinished portrait of Mozart is one of the most popular and best known images of the composer. Its somber coloring and its unfinished state have made it a … Continue reading

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Vienna Augarten Baroque Park

Originally posted on The Vienna BLOG – Lifestyle & Travel Blog in Vienna:
Vienna’s oldest baroque park is located in the second district of Vienna. The history of the place goes back into the 16th century when this area was…

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