Take a closer look at three touching, humanist drawings by Rembrandt (1606 –1669) in the Morgan’s collection. John Pierpont Morgan loved Rembrandt. He owned 500 prints by Rembrandt, and in 1909 acquired his first drawings by the artist. Today, the Morgan has about 23 drawings in the collection by Rembrandt. A master of the European Baroque, Rembrandt’s paintings are often of grand themes. In his drawings, there is an intimacy and affection that has endeared him to generations of viewers. Listen to Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan, as he shares his perspective on Rembrandt’s facility, creativity, and mastery.
Daily Archives: March 14, 2022
London Tours: The Sights, Shops & Food Of Camden
Join Condé Nast Traveller’s contributing editor Rick Jordan, and freelance writer and editor Shannon Mahanty, as they show us around one of North London’s most vibrant hangouts. From strolling across the vast expanse of greenery at Regent’s Park and walking along the canal from Little Venice, to browsing the vintage clothing stalls and foodie hotspots at the legendary market, get to know the colourful culture of Camden. In this video, you’ll discover the neighbourhood’s musical history as well as where to go for the best ice cream, classic pints and experimental zero-waste cocktails in former public toilets converted into a bar.
Alaska Views: Ruth Glacier Great Gorge, Denali Park
Ruth Glacier’s Great Gorge is quite simply one of the continent’s most awe-inspiring sights. At 2000 feet and over 10 miles long, it’s one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Ruth Glacier is a glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. Its upper reaches are approximately 3 vertical miles below the summit of Denali. The glacier’s “Great Gorge” is one mile wide, and drops almost 2,000 feet over 10 miles, with crevasses along the surface.
Scenic Drives: Chapman’s Peak In South Africa (4K)
Chapman’s Peak is a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in Cape Town, South Africa. The western flank of the mountain falls sharply for hundreds of metres into the Atlantic Ocean, and a road, known as Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugs the near-vertical face of the mountain, linking Hout Bay to Noordhoek.
Tourists and locals often stop at viewpoints along this road, which offer views of Hout Bay, The Sentinel Peak and surrounds, as well as over Noordhoek Beach. Chapman’s Peak Drive is part of the route of two of South Africa’s biggest mass-participation races, the Cape Argus Cycle Race and the Two Oceans Marathon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman…
Artists: Thao Nguyen Phan – ‘My Reflections On The History Of Vietnam’ (Tate)
Step inside the studio of artist Thao Nguyen Phan and discover her mesmerising, poetic work. Through video, paintings and sculpture, Phan explores the historical and ecological issues facing her homeland Vietnam, while speaking to broader ideas around tradition, ideology, ritual and environmental change.
Her recent projects have expanded on ‘the beauty and suffering’ of the Mekong River, which runs through Tibet, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia before meeting the sea on the coast of Vietnam. Phan’s latest moving image work First Rain, Brise Soleil continues this exploration of the Mekong, proposing a new way of being that draws on indigenous knowledge and respect for the ecosystem.
You can see Phan’s artworks on display at Tate St Ives until 2 May 2022 https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate…
Preview: The New Yorker Magazine – March 21
Winter Views: Cities And Landscapes Of Poland (4K)
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces called voivodeships, covering an area of 312,696 km². Poland has a population of over 38 million, and is the fifth-most populous member state of the European Union.
Morning News: Western Ukraine Bombed, Student Loan Freeze, Trump Rally
Russian missiles falling on Ukraine’s far West raise fears that a new front in the war has been opened. The Biden administration may be considering another extension of the federal student loan payment freeze. Will former President Donald Trump’s endorsements and rallies sway the outcome of GOP congressional primaries?