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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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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...