24-28.04 2018 > ARTISTS AND THE FRENCH RIVIERA (WAITING LIST)
Museums and Foundations testify to the fascination of artists and collectors for the light, diversity of landscapes and lifestyle of the French Riviera: Fernand Léger in Biot, Renoir in Cagnes-sur-mer, Bonnard in Cannet, Picasso in Antibes, Chagall and Matisse in Nice. The artist friends of the Maeght, Miró, Giacometti, Braque, Chagall … have taken over the gardens and rooms of the Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Jean Cocteau’s painted work will take us from Villefranche to Menton via the villa Santo Sospir of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Ref. 3203 – 1 315 € (flight, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
17.05.2018 > MAX LIEBERMANN EN JEAN BRUSSELMANS IN THE HAGUE – THE MUSEUM VOORLINDEN
The Gemeentemuseum presents ‘Max Liebermann and German Impressionism’ but also the Belgian Expressionist Jean Brusselmans. In the middle of a large park and dunes, collector Joop van Caldenburgh built in 2016 a superb museum of contemporary art to present works by Serra, Cattelan, Michael Borremans, Magritte, Morandi, Yves Klein, Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson … The temporary exhibition shows the fascinating sculptures of American artist Martin Puryear (1941) who explores the themes of identity, culture and history, using natural materials.
Ref. 3243 – 125 € (coach, lunch, entrance fees and guide)
22-29.05 2018 > ALBANIA, GEM OF THE BALKANS
Today, this small country in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, between Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece, reveals all its assets. With no less than three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Albania offers a fascinating cultural heritage: antique in Apollonia and Butrint, medieval at the monastery of Ardenica, byzantine in Bérat, or Gjirokastra, a city museum whose fortresses are still inhabited. Not to mention the beauty and diversity of its landscapes, from the mountain villages to the picturesque shores of the Mediterranean.
Ref. 3204 – 1 475 € (flight, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
6–11.06 2018 > GENOA AND THE LIGURIAN COAST (2nd trip)
In a setting of mountains bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Liguria Riviera includes the idyllic Portofino and Cinque Terre with its terraces planted with vines and olive trees, but also the beautiful city of Genoa with the wonderful art collections from the 15th to the 18th centuries of the Palazzi Bianco, Rosso and Spinola, the magnificent facades of the via Garibaldi and via Balbi, the frescoes of the Princes Palace, the incredible marquetry of San Lorenzo Cathedral… The trip will be enriched by the discovery of the sumptuous Certosa of Pavia and the new Egyptian museum Egizio in the historic centre of Turin.
Ref. 3199 – 1 750 € (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
19-22.06 2018 > OSLO, THE SHINING LIGHT
You will be seduced by the architectural icebergs such as the sumptuous National Opera build with white marble emerging from the fjord, or the Museum Astrup Fearnley by Renzo Piano which unfolds its metal and glass sails to welcome a private collection of contemporary art. A boat will take you to the peninsula of Bygdøy to discover Norway’s rural architecture and Viking ships. Edvard Munch is showcased in his museum and a room of the National Gallery relates a version of the ‘Scream’ to paintings by Gauguin, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh…
Ref. 3205 – 1 775 € (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
28.06.2018 > ANTWERP BAROQUE FESTIVAL
The Rubens Huis and MAS present, as a world premiere, the demonstration of the exceptional talent of Michaelina Wautier (1614-1689), an artist known for her historical paintings, genre scenes and portraits, at a time when women were rarely recognised. At the M HKA, Luc Tuymans brings together Baroque masters such as Georges de La Tour, Francisco de Zurbarán and Francisco Goya with contemporary masters such as On Kawara, Chuck Close, Edward Kienholz and Zhang Enli, Takashi Murakami, Danh Vō ..
Ref. 3244 – 90 € (coach, lunch, entrance fees and guide)
10-15.09 2018 > THE MAGIC OF THE FRIULI (WAITING LIST)
On the borders of Austria and Slovenia, between the sea and the mountains, the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia offers a beautiful cultural diversity. Trieste combines Slavic charm and Habsburg elegance while Udine has kept its Venetian finery with the whirling frescoes of Tiepolo in its Archiepiscopal Palace. The Basilica of the ancient Aquileia preserves the largest early Christian mosaic in the world and Cividale dei Friuli interesting Lombard relics. The Duomo di Sant’Eufemia de Grado illustrates the Byzantine, Moorish and Roman styles.
Ref. 3206 – 1 775 € (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
27.09.2018 > NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE IN BAM AND ART NOUVEAU IN MONS
This retrospective will demonstrate the singular technique of her paintings, the generous and colourful forms of her sculptures, the audacity of her performances, and how the limitless imagination and unique vision of the world of Niki de Saint Phalle have earned her the status of essential female artist of the 20th century. Visiting the Maison Losseau, jewel of Art Nouveau architecture, will be the starting point of a thematic walk in the city of Mons.
Ref. 3245 – 90 € (coach, lunch, entrance fees and guide)
2-6.10.2018 > GREAT EXHIBITIONS IN VIENNA
A sumptuous monograph of Bruegel the Elder at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, ‘Claude Monet. Impressions and Emotions’ at the Albertina, ‘Egon Schiele. Expression and Poetry’ at the Leopold Museum, ‘Otto Wagner. The Metropolitan Architect’ at the Wienmuseum, ‘Workshop’ at the Villa Klimt: a festival of exhibitions, plus the treasures of the Belvedere, Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace, to discover Vienna differently!
Ref. 3246 – 1 695 € (until 30.03) Later 1 750 € (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
12-13.12.2018 > GREAT EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS
Rich programme ahead in the Parisian museums to end the year in style! The Musée d’Orsay announces ‘Picasso. Blue and pink’, the Petit Palais ‘Fernand Khnopff, the master of enigma’, the Grand Palais ‘Joan Miró: The colour of my dreams’ and the Maillol museum ‘Alberto Giacometti’.
Ref. 3247 – Price to be determined (Thalis, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)
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