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Mondriaan & De Stijl

Quand la peinture et l'architecture Ă©taient Ă  la recherche d’une nouvelle harmonie... Ce style, si emblĂ©matique de la modernitĂ© aux Pays-Bas avait des aspirations plus...

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PhilosophySciences

The Currency of Consciousness: How to Cultivate an Abundance Mindset

Abundance comes not when we need it most, but when we BELIEVE it most. Learn simple, effective tools for manifesting a continual flow of wealth into your life with ...

History

Parlez-vous québécois? Immersion dans le français et la culture du Québec de nos jours et d'autrefois

Bien sĂ»r les Français et les QuĂ©bĂ©cois parlent Ă  priori la mĂȘme langue, mais face Ă  face avec une vraie QuĂ©bĂ©coise qui s'exprime sans compromis, un vĂ©ritable Ă©change e...

Art

Making photographs without a camera

The initial idea was to make images without a camera. Then I thought about the litophane: eighteenth century technique that produces bas-relief images on porcelain wit...

Art

Apéro Musique: Viper Mad Songs

Heartfelt songs, intimate performance and some interaction on the stories and setlist with Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies. Grab some of the percussion and play and sin...

ArtHistory

Une histoire de dessous

Mathilde Baillarger est une vraie magicienne. Elle rĂ©alise de merveilleuses crĂ©ations qui nous transportent dans un autre temps et un autre lieu, parfois mĂȘme dans un ...

Art

A Journey In Song Through Outsider Art With Dusty Stray

Join Dusty Stray (Jonathan Brown's musical moniker) for an unique presentation of some of his favorite Outsider Artists: their interesting stories, their unusual works...

Literature

Dante dans sa Comédie

Florence, 1302. Dante quitte sa ville natale, banni pour toujours. C’est en tant qu’exilĂ© qu’il Ă©crira sa ComĂ©die, allant d’une cour Ă  l’autre de l’Italie du Nord. Son...

ArtPhilosophy

Les Visages du MĂ©kong

Le photographe Martin BERTRAND prĂ©sentera lors d’une confĂ©rence illustrĂ©e son projet “Les Visages du Mekong”. Afin de mettre en perspective les enjeux gĂ©o-environneme...

ArtPhilosophy

Taekwondo: martial art and way of life

During the presentation I will briefly talk about the history of this Korean martial art and the philosophy behind its manner of practice. I will also perform and demo...

ArtHistory

Everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate

We all love chocolate. But how much do we know about it? Marika works as a consultant in the cacao and chocolate industry and is a qualified chocolate taster. In one h...

Art

Behind the Scenes of Creativity

In this cultcheers presentation, GeneviÚve Chassé, a French Canadian multi disciplinary artist, will present some of her artistic projects and reveal the surprising jo...

Art

Jongkind et ses amis

Qui Ă©tait Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) ? un peintre unique et original, le pionnier de l’impressionisme. NĂ© aux Pays-Bas, il vĂ©cut en France, oĂč il devint l’...

ArtHistory

Auguste Rodin, pĂšre de la sculpture moderne

Découvrez comment Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) partant de références classiques parvint à imposer à la "Belle époque" ses sujets sulfureux, une esthétique du fragment et ...

ArtHistory

Monet et ses jardins

Cette confĂ©rence en images est une promenade retraçant le parcours de Claude Monet. Durant toute sa vie il ne peut exprimer ses Ă©motions qu’en peinture de ses dĂ©buts a...

History

Europe and its Union: much needed, much scolded

The European Union and its predecessors (the EEC and later the EC) have been with us for more than sixty years now and went through some serious ups and downs. Its his...

Art

Costume maker for the Opera, Artisan of Shadows

Mathilde Baillarger is a true magician - she makes wonderous creations that transport us to another time and place, sometimes to another world. Her vast and varied car...

Art

Understanding Fashion Industry: how not to become its victim

Have you ever wondered what drives Fashion? Why at the end of the day you may have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Who determines what is in the stores? ...

Art

Songs that touch your heart

With a German children’s guitar from the 1960s, a felt hat and a heartfelt tenor voice, Viper Mad sings about Mylie Cyrus and wandering through Paris, about ‘strange f...

ArtHistory

Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) : oeuvre et sources d’inspiration

SurnommĂ© "le grand peintre symphonique", nĂ© la mĂȘme annĂ©e que Claude Monet et Auguste Rodin, il fut lui aussi un novateur. D’abord symboliste, connu pour ‘’ses noirs",...

HistorySciences

Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture

Have you ever wondered why things like Frankincense, Myrrh and other essential oils had so much value in ancient times? Come learn about how essential oils were used i...

Sciences

Connect with Your Female Cycle

Does your cycle feel like a wild roller coaster? Our womanly hormones, fertility, and menstrual cycle can tell us so much about our overall health, if we know what...

Sciences

Toxin Free Living with Essential Oils

From home cleaners and beauty products to unnecessary medicines or fragrances, our bodies are being bombarded by toxins daily. Come learn how you can ditch the chemica...

Art

Machteld sings Barbara

In an intimate setting, Machteld will sing a few songs from her musical idol, the 'longue dame brune', chansonniĂšre Barbara. Machteld will be accompanied by Nico van d...

Art

'Capturing Light': a journey through the soul of the Spanish painter Antonio Fuertes

During the session, I will guide you through my work in which capturing light plays a central role. I will pay thoroughly attention to the technique I use, which is in...

Philosophy

Is Youtube Raising Our Children?

Are we missing opportunities to nurture and engage our children by relating to their media? During this talk we will screen film clips from “Friends Like Me”, a docume...

HistoryLiterature

Literary History of Amsterdam - 14th Century to Present Day

Did you know that over 70 Amsterdam street names were named after Dutch writers and poets? Multiple factors provide the key to an understanding of the remarkable succe...

ArtHistory

Knitting: from a suprizing past to a technological future

Did you know that knitting started as a strictly male job, producing for the elite? This image of a folk female activity came only later
Today without realizing it, yo...

HistorySciences

Holding ground against water: a Dutch fight and its heritage

Curious to know how Dutch people live, with relative tranquility, below sea level? Why they nickname the Netherlands, a 'little froggs' country, with affection and pri...

Sciences

Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrency - Understanding the Basics

Curious about cryptocurrency and blockchain? This happening will get you to understand the vocabulary, history, and possibilities of cryptocurrency. You will get the b...

Sciences

Essential oils, more than just perfume. Introduction to the amazing world of aromatherapy.

Used for thousands of years in the traditional medicine, essential oils are rapidly gaining popularity among people interested in natural alternatives to support their...

PhilosophySciences

Off Ground Generation: what are we talking about?

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull It took two generations for childhood to move indoors. Today children...

ArtSciences

C'est quoi la biĂšre ?

Petite histoire de la biÚre Découverte des 4 ingrédients fondamentaux qui la composent Procédé de fabrication : le brassage et la fermentation Les 3 familles de lev...

ArtHistory

The painting diagnostic

I shall present a painting and the curious will make an investigation with me to make diagnostic; English in request welcome I shall present a painting and the curiou...