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Woody Allen Returns to Europe For “Tall Dark Stranger” and Paris Project

  Long the king of Manhattan-based comedy movies, Woody Allen returned to his native island for last year’s “Whatever Works” after a five-film, five-year stand shooting films in England and Spain. Alas few of the New Yorkers who usually turn out for the Brooklyn-born director’s real-estate-porn and upper-class-ennui smirkfests bought tickets to the critically panned “Whatever Works”, leaving it with ... Read More »

Munch Without All The Screaming Is A Hit in Paris

  Thumbing through a copy of our forthcoming “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, you’ll find that if you want to understand Van Gogh, you need to see the yellow fields of Arles yourself, if you want to get inside Vermeer, a trip to Delft is in order, and, if the dark spirit behind ... Read More »

Newly Authenticated Van Gogh Offers a Very Different Look at a Familiar Artist

  Take a look at that dark, but still vibrant, painting of Paris’ famous Le Blute-Fin windmill on the left there. It may resemble something you once spied in your dentist’s office, but, according to new findings, it may very well be an original Vincent Van Gogh. But where, you say, are the flourishes of sunlight, the telegraphed geometric shapes ... Read More »

Travel a World of Your Obsessions and Save A Little Coin, Our Guides on Discount

  For those who want to travel the world through a prism of their own obsessions—art, music, or film—our guides are invaluable resource. Where did Jimmy Stewart dive into San Francisco Bay in “Vertigo”? Where’s the best place to see Parisian rap live? What bars and speakeasies have inspired Hong Kong filmmakers? The answers to these and thousands of other ... Read More »

A Happy 100th to Django Reinhardt, Gypsy Master of Hot Jazz

  Looks like we missed a big one last month when we forgot to wish a happy 100th birthday to the man who made “hot jazz” an international hit, Roma guitarist Django Reinhardt. Sure, the guy may have passed on to that great caravan in the sky some 57 years ago, but his importance and influence have not dimmed in ... Read More »

“La Belle Ferronnière”, The Poor Man’s “Mona Lisa”, Sells For $1.5 Million

  News comes today that the somewhat controversial “La Belle Ferronnière”, a painting most likely from the 18th Century and once questionably attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, has sold through Sotheby’s auction house at the princely sum of $1.5 million, about twice what it was expected to garner. Beautiful as it is, “La Belle” has been through the critical ringer ... Read More »

Art in Transit: Van Gogh Goes Down Under as Picasso and Pals Head to Cuba

  For a couple of dead fellows, they do get around. News from the art world has masterpieces by two of Museyon’s favorites headed to new climes. First, a selection of 112 works from Paris’ renowned Musée D’Orsay are currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, including Paul Gauguin’s “Tahitian Women on the Beach” (1891) and ... Read More »

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