R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog
Verona, Italy, is a city of layers, where ancient Romans, medieval nobles, Venetian signori, Napoléon, and Austrian Hapsburgs have woven a rich tapestry of art, architecture, and much more. From its historic center to the banks of the Adige River, this is at once a bustling, modern northern Italian city and a living testament ... Read More >Read More >
Ever been curious to see how fine-art conservationists do their work? Here’s your chance: “The Night Watch,” Rembrandt’s outsized masterpiece, will soon begin restoration at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the public will be invited to watch the process, both up close in the gallery and via the Internet as the work is live-streamed.
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In the 1995 Richard Linklater film “Before Sunrise,” Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy flirt and philosophize as they wander the cobblestone streets of afterhours Vienna. The film essentially features the city of Vienna as a third main character.
We suggest you watch “Before Sunrise,” fall in love with Vienna, then allow R. Crusoe to start ... Read More >Read More >
Three of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces, which until this week were scattered around Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, are now on display together in a room dedicated exclusively to the Renaissance genius.
The three paintings—the recently restored “Adoration of the Magi,” “The Annunciation,” and “The Baptism of Christ” (which da Vinci painted with Verrocchio)—are now displayed ... Read More >Read More >
Five hundred years ago, the painter Jacopo “Tintoretto” Comin was born in Venice. Drawing on the 16th-century Mannerist movement in Europe, he introduced asymmetry and subtle stylistic distortion into his compositions. But as a lover of his native city, he also embraced the techniques of the Venetian School, foremost the use of contrasting rich colors. ... Read More >Read More >
Madrid, Spain, has so much to offer. The extraordinary Prado, where masterworks by Rubens, Titian, Raphael, Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco knock us out. The Reina Sofia Museum, whose centerpiece, Picasso’s “Guernica,” moves us beyond measure. The charming Old Town. Palacia Real, home of kings.
But if all that isn’t enough to draw you to ... Read More >Read More >