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Port of the Month: The Free Port of Riga

The ships are moored in the very centre of the city, and after a short walk one can reach the historic centre of the city with its medieval churches, Riga Castle, beautiful parks and Art Nouveau buildings. The passengers of cruise ships, representing …

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Frida Giannini, Gucci's Creative Director, Visits Shanghai (PHOTOS)

Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, documented her trip to the Venice Film Festival for The Daily Beast last year. Now, she travels to Shanghai to stage the house's first-ever fashion show there—and to celebrate its new campaign, starring …

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Why Britain's bonkers about treasure hunts

In Cheltenham, a jeweller is staging a diamond hunt to raise money for cancer charity Maggie's. Ten genuine, if small, diamonds — worth £10,000 in total — have been hidden in obscure spots around the town. Participants buy maps and clues to track …

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Scottish independence referendum was Facebook's most popular topic in 2014

The other two most popular soccer stories discussed on Facebook were Louis van Gaal's appointment as Manchester United boss (seventh) and the all-Spanish Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid (ninth). The conflict in Gaza …

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First picture of Ebola victim's quarantined 'wife' as DA threatens charge of …

Sitting on the steps of the now infamous Ivy Apartments in Dallas this is the woman who Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan flew to the States to marry. Seen here for the first time, Louise Troh, 54, is pictured next to her nephew Jeffrey Cole, who arrived …

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New York City street light spotted with 'goat heads' hanging from them

New Yorkers were mystified on Tuesday after spotting what appeared to be skinned goat heads dangling from a lamppost at a busy intersection. The skulls dangled over Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope until just before noon when an employee at …

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Rock 'n' roll retrospective at glave kocen gallery

Masse credits the past as a huge influence in his style, particularly the art nouveau movement and Alphonse Mucha, one of its leaders. In true rock 'n' roll fashion, Masse broke art-school rules with his posters by creating lettering that demanded as …

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Top 20 arts events for February

"The Seven Fingers of the Hand" is the English translation for this nouveau-circus troupe based in Montreal. It was founded by lifelong circus artist Gypsy Snider, who also choreographed the stunts in the recent Broadway revival of "Pippin." "We're not …

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Dutch pottery production cleared many hurdles, including Second World War

When pipe making declined in the early 1900s, Gouda turned to art pottery. Influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, artists expressed themselves with freeform and stylized designs in bold colours. This mixture of abstract forms with floral …

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The Driehaus Museum Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibition Extended through …

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce the extension of its exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection through January 4, 2015. Over sixty works by …

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Refugee Elise Blumann found new perspective on banks of the Swan River

Elise painted the melaleuca trees near her home in bold blocks of colour with dark outlines, showing the lingering influence of both expressionism and Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau. These influences germinated in her new environment. Elise was generous as …

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Dracula Untold: Explore the legacy of Vlad the Impaler on a tour of Transylvania

Here, I dine at a popular spot called Caru Cu Bere (the Beer Wagon), a church-like, art nouveau grotto kitted out in seductive curves of dark wood, with stained glass windows and rustic-yellow walls. I gorge on excellent specialities including bean …

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Mel B reveals her softer side in elegant photo shoot for Grazia interview

The star won rave reviews of her judging skills while on the panel alongside Simon and fellow judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh, her most memorable remark being to a die-hard Cheryl fan who couldn't stop gushing about her during his …

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Brigitte Bardot's former Paris apartment for sale

The beautiful Art Nouveau apartment was built in 1902, stands in the 16th arrondissement, near the Rue de Passy, and is on the market today for 6.1 million euros (around £5.1 million), from Luxuryestate.com. Their affair started so romantically, with …

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A Prague 3-Way

Its neo-gothic exterior and marvelous Art Nouveau interiors invite guests to dwell in a living time capsule but the property also offers Wi-Fi and other modern amenities. Breakfast is included in the gorgeous Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant where you can …

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Interview: Turner Prize finalist Ciara Phillips on printmaking, activism and …

Colour me political: This Week's Rule: Work (2011) Help with paying the rent has often come from teaching, most recently at the School of Art. In May, she watched in horror from a residency in Oxford as Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece went up …

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Stevi Ritchie bombards Chloe-Jasmine Whichello with a string of dirty messages

X Factor's Chloe-Jasmine Whichello's alleged romance with fellow contestant Stevi Ritchie is believed to have already come to a screeching halt, after he bombarded the aspiring singer with an influx of dirty text messages and photos. According to a …

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At David Yurman's Store, Science Lessons From a Jeweler

“Here we have a signet ring that's actual dinosaur bone, believe it or not,” Mr. Myers-Yawnick said, leading me through the capacious back room, devoted to men's jewelry designed by the Yurmans' son, Evan. “And here's an entire collection in meteorite.

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Julie Bishop tops list of this year's Most Intriguing People

Earlier this month, the Foreign Minister gave the public a glimpse inside her designer wardrobe, telling News Corp that she is a fan of 'investment pieces' such as Armani suits coupled with Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin heels. 'Give a girl the …

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Angelina Jolie continues her whirlwind promotional tour for Unbroken

And in her typical understated style, Angelina Jolie showed off her second monochromatic outfit of the day on Tuesday evening when she stepped out in Manhattan. The 39-year-old mother-of-six opted for her favourite hue of black and covered herself …

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Michael Brown case details leaked to turn opinion against him, former police …

St. Louis County police chief Tim Fitch is now retired but he has claimed the federal authorities are trying to prepare the public for no charges being brought against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager, Michael Brown.

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LAFFANOUR – GALERIE DOWNTOWN / PARIS PRESENTS WORK BY …

At this year's Design Miami, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown / Paris will present an exceptional lineup of rare work by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Serge Mouille, and Jean Royère. The gallery's display is reflective of its commitment to promoting …

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Artist Installs Poison Oak in First Solo Museum Exhibition at UCSB

Eric Beltz, in-progress drawing of Medusa's Totem Pole, 2014, graphite on Bristol. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Tony Mastres. “To see is also to touch” is inscribed on one wall at UC Santa Barbara's Art, Design & Architecture Museum where a poison …

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Italian Pensioner Gets to Keep Gauguin, Bonnard Works

Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police) officers flank the recovered artworks by Gauguin and Bonnard at a press conference in Rome on April 2, 2014. (Daniele Leone, Lapresse). An Italian pensioner who unknowingly bought a stolen Gauguin for about $35 …

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Power Hungary: How Viktor Orban Became Europe's New Strongman

Bauhaus buildings and art nouveau palaces make space for neo-Gothic majesty; the city center is peppered with pubs, shops, and restaurants of all types. But it doesn't take a very long drive into the countryside for the other side of the Hungarian …

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Family of Akai Gurley shot dead by NYPD vow to fight for justice

The tearful two-year-old daughter of an innocent man shot dead in a housing project by an NYPD rookie told a crowd of protesters that she misses her daddy. Akai Gurley, father to Akaila, was killed by Officer Peter Liang, whom police say fired his …

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Brad Pitt caught sneaking out for a cigarette break after new Fury movie screening

The beauty is currently promoting Unbroken, a World War II drama that she directed and co-Stars Jack O'Connell. The movie is based on the story of late prisoner of war survivor Louis Zamperini, in theaters on Christmas Day. Speaking to Australia's …

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Michael Brown's parents say St Louis prosecutor 'crucified' their son's character

Mr Brown Sr told Reverend Al Sharpton that he also believed St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch 'crucified' his 18-year-old son's character. The parents attended the National Action Network's House Of Justice in Harlem, New York on Wednesday …

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3 Holiday Gift Ideas for Art Lovers on #GivingTuesday

Tickets to the Winter Antiques Show Opening Night Party on January 22, 2015, benefit East Side House Settlement. Bidsquare offers an exclusive private tour for up to six people of Winterthur's tremendously popular exhibition, The Costumes of Downton …

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Art Nouveau – Glamorous & Decadent! | itsalwaysaboutmore

Organic forms, sensual curves, glass; these are all words that come to my mind when I think of Art Nouveau. There was a desire towards … Even Jewellery changed into design, sex and nudity, the new art. It was all about the …

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What's happening on the local art scene this week

Art Nouveau Galleries, works by Harry Boardman, Justin Long, Robert Ciampa, Ward Van Haute, Meghan Reiff and others. 93 South West End Blvd., Quakertown. Open daily, except Wednesdays, at 11 a.m.; closes 8 p.m. Fridays; …. Includes new work from more …

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Rock 'n' roll retrospective at glave kocen gallery

Masse credits the past as a huge influence in his style, particularly the art nouveau movement and Alphonse Mucha, one of its leaders. In true rock 'n' roll fashion, Masse broke art-school rules with his posters by creating lettering that demanded as …

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Review of "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears" by Télérama

After their previous film Amer, a madcap tribute to the Giallo genre, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani are back with a new opus laced with feverish mannerism set against an Art Nouveau backdrop. Returning home from vacation, a businessman discovers that …

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Events in Connecticut for Feb. 1-7, 2015

Feb. 8 through 11. $7 and $9. Cinestudio, 300 Summit Street. 860-297-2463; cinestudio.org. HARTFORD Real Art Ways The 2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films. Through Feb. 22. $4.50 to $11. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street. 860-232-1006; realartways.org. OLD …

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ACDC Phil Rudd's charges dropped after 'insufficient evidence'

Details of the complaints and the names of the alleged intended targets and hitman were suppressed by Judge Louis Bidois. At the request of defence lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms, Rudd was remanded on bail until November 27 when he will reappear in court …

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