Art History: ‘Still Life With Apples’ By Paul Cézanne

The Fitzwilliam Museum – This painting was executed sometime between 1877, when Cézanne exhibited for the second and last time with the Impressionist painters, and 1878, when he returned to live in Provence. Cézanne himself claimed that he planned to conquer Paris with an apple, and his paintings of this single fruit have in fact proved to be among his most admired works.

Bought by Degas for 100 francs in January 1896, it was acquired in Paris by John Maynard Keynes at the sale of the contents of Degas’s studio in March 1918. It is one of the most celebrated of all his still-lifes, and, through Keynes’s friendship with the painter and writer Roger Fry, and the circle of Bloomsbury writers, came to be crucial in the dissemination of knowledge of Cézanne’s work in England.

Walking Tour: Annapurna Base Camp, Central Nepal

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 metres. 

Annapurna is a mountain situated in the Annapurna mountain range of Gandaki Province, north-central Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres above sea level and is well known for the difficulty and danger involved in its ascent.

City Walking Tours: Bern – Capital Of Switzerland

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.

Video timeline: 00:00 Preview 01:00 Intro 02:47 Nydeggbrücke 05:58 Nydeggsasse 08:31Gerechtigkeitsgasse 14:03 Kreuzgasse 14:53 Berner Rathaus 17:41 Kramgasse 23:10 Zytglogge 25:02 Kornhausplatz 27:40 stadttheater 33:33 Kirchenfeldbrucke 38:17 Einstein Museum 41:49 Kirchenfeldbrucke 45:03 Casinoplatz 47:36 Kochergasse 49:53 Bundesplatz 52:18 Barenplatz 53:48 Weisenhausplatz 58:35 Spitalgasse 1:05:09 Marktgasse 1:09:10 Münterplatz

Front Page: The New York Times – October 30, 2022

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On a wide array of issues like abortion, taxes, race and judges, President Biden’s opportunities would shrink as Republicans vow to dismantle much of his legislative accomplishments.

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The Russian move jeopardized a rare case of wartime coordination aimed at lowering global food prices and combating hunger.