February 2018. Art lovers will find plenty to admire about the Chinese city of Shenzhen. There are murals, sculptures and statues aplenty throughout the city’s parks and squares. Moreover, one shouldn’t leave town without visiting the fascinating Dafen Oil Painting Village. And then you’ve got OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park, built from the bones of a former […]Read More
February 2018. Perched to the side of Dafen Oil Painting Village, the super modern Dafen Art Museum in Shenzhen is well worth an hour of your time. Housed in a striking building on a large open square, the museum showcases original contemporary paintings from local artists. As with the adjacent Oil Painting Village, there’s no entry […]Read More
February 2018. Shenzhen’s world famous Dafen Oil Painting Village was once responsible for a staggering 60% of the globe’s known replica oil paintings. Wherever you are in the world, from hotels and cafes to restaurants, offices and train stations, chances are that painting on the wall came from Dafen. These days the village stands as […]Read More
September 2018. My favorite part of Beijing’s quirky Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) was this amazing Museum of the Moon exhibition set around the main Olympic pool. My friend Lily and I had no idea what to expect as we spontaneously purchased our tickets and made our way through the short, dark corridor. Who was […]Read More
September 2010. The Netherlands has an incredibly rich art history for such a small country. Moreover, a bunch of the world’s most famous painters were Dutch, including the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. However, bragging rights for the country’s most celebrated and influential artist arguably goes to a man known […]Read More
February 2018. The only reason to make the trek out to the isolated town of Chongwu in China’s Fujian Province is for a visit to the fascinating Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park. This curious compound of stone sculptures sits between a stretch of ancient walls and a pretty strip of beach overlooking The Taiwan Strait. The […]Read More
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