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    art in europe I need to see

    So Im graduating from school and doing the oh so cliche backpacking around europe for a month with a few friends next week.

    I will be in Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich (and other places in germany maybe), Italy (rome and maybe others), and Paris. Its our rough plan, we might be going to more places. We aren't really making a solid itinerary, just kinda moving around as we please.

    I'm definitely not gonna have time to go to every museum everywhere especially since the guys im going with aren't big art buffs, but I'd love some suggestions on some "must-see" art while Im there.

    Also, any suggestions on just cool things to see/do are welcome.

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    odd you have gone for the capitals apart from in germany ;o

    hope you have a good time, i'm not a big fan of paris though

    barcalona might be somewhere you want to check out too, italy is fantastic, though i've not been to rome

    even just walking around and seeing all the different architecture is kinda fun, amsterdam with its crazy thin wonky buildings, to the classical italian grandioso style

    in all honesty there is so much stuff to go and see in europe i'm sure you will have a great time where ever you go, though the exchange rate might make you wince!

    must say I don't think any of my friends have backpacked around europe, though as we live here its easy to go away for long weekends

    oh and why isn't London on your list, worried about the language barrier? ;]

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    well, actually we're flying into London, but we're hardly staying there a night before we move on. My friends all think its too expensive or some craziness.

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    Louvre in Paris, of course. Lots of other nice museums there.

    The Uffizi is a MUST if you're going to Italy, in Florence. All the old masters seems to represented there one way or another.

    The old dutch masters seems to be represented no matter where you go in Netherlands, within short range, as the country isn't that big.

    National gallery/Tate in London, if you're going there, of course.

    Actually, every national gallery in every country you visit. There's usually one in every capitol.

    Also, a lot of the war museums are tons of inspiration. Not to mention that half of them has some really striking art made during the years.

    Some of the cities are like walking in an art museum anyway... Like Prague, Paris (in the right parts), etc, just make sure to visit the old towns whereever you go, and make sure to not only look where you're walking, but upwards and to the sides as well. You'll find sculputures, amazing architecture and things you didn't even know could find its way to a facade or a bridge.

    Visiting "folk museums" is usually a good inspiration too, old buildings, old clothes, old ways of decorating, old handcraft and sometimes old art. It helps you see the local history as well as being inspiring.

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    I don't know if brussels has more "must-see" art then gent. But they're about half 45 mins or so apart from eachother by train, so you can do both.

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    You're gonna do all that in a month? That's courageous

    Personally I love Paris, especially for art. The Louvre will make your head explode. In Brussels, go to the museum of fine art, not to be confused with the palace of fine art ! Or the Antoine-Wiertz museum. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Wiertz I'm situated near Brussels, if you wanna visit the museum or go for a drink we could meet up ?

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    If these are really good friends then fine. Otherwise, ditch em, you're gonna miss so much art.

    The Louvre in Paris at least is a must, as is Musee D'Orsay. Besides all the painting, the Louvre also has a really phenomenal sculpture gallery, great for sketching. If the Orangerie is open, check it out, i think it's all Monet? It wasn't open when I was there. Also Picasso's museum in Paris is good and it's smaller. Also, take a trip out to Versaille and Giverny. Besides Monet's house, there's a nice American Impressionist museum there.

    You have to go to Florence, over Rome. Rome is a beautiful city, but the art doesn't quite compare. Rome does have some great works by Caravaggio in various churches and museums (also some great sculptures by Bernini). Also, Milan's got a great museum to go see, too. The Vatican has mostly modern art, with some roman sculpture and renaissance tapestries. I mean they also have the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's frescos, but yeah. They also have a strict schedule, so get there early in the morning, and don't be surprised if half of it's closed.

    Amsterdam has the Rijks museum which is a must, along with Rembrandt's house, Anne Frank's house, and the Van Gogh museum. I did it all in a day when I was there, but it was rushed.

    You really have to add Spain to your journey - Madrid and Barcelona have great museums. El Prado is one of the world's greatest. All those Velazquez and Goyas...

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    If you're going to Brussels i highly recommend visiting the war museum there. Bring a camera and tons of SD cards.

    Prague is also a beautiful city, and the people are very friendly. Being lost/exploring is very fun in prague. Go see some mucha!

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    When in Paris I would reaaaaally go to the Palais de Tokyo. It's a really nice museum and they often have great contemporary art exhibitions.

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    For Munich you could look into this: Kunstareal (Wikipedia description and some useful links)

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    God, I forgot the Pompidou in Paris. That along with the Louvre and D'Orsay are the main three sites. The Museum Carnivale has a ton of portraits, some good. I saw a couple works by Luigi Loir that I liked and they have one good Prudhon portrait. But, honestly, there's better work by Prudhon in the Louvre.

    When I went to they Museum of Contemp Art in Paris all they had were minimalist installation art (rectangles painted on the wall) and some skateboards made from dogchewy material. Ooh, there was some crazy art academy I visited there too - on display was a pink dollhouse surrounded by confetti snow, with a tape player mixing an old man's laughter with machinegun fire... This was back in 2001. Anyhow, yeah the three places most worth visiting are up at the top.

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    Awesome guys. Thanks a ton! That'll probably be plenty to fill up my time for my art outings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    If these are really good friends then fine. Otherwise, ditch em, you're gonna miss so much art.
    Agreed.


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