Rembrandt sells to France and Netherland

The Louvre and the Rijksmuseum have come together to buy two large Rembrandt portraits for 160 million euros ($175 million) from the Rothschild family, the French culture ministry announced. The agreement, signed by French culture minister Fleur Pellerin and her Dutch counterpart Jet Bussemaker seals the multi-million dollar deal agreed upon in September for two of the Dutch master’s works.

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Legendary ancient shipwreck found in Colombian Coasts

As sunlight waned over the coast of Colombia on June 8, 1708, José Fernández de Santillán cursed the listless wind. The Spanish admiral knew the safe refuge of Cartagena was only 16 miles away, but the absence of any breeze had turned his sprint for safety into an interminable slog. With Santillán’s lookouts reporting that the pursuing British warships were closing in on his lumbering galleon, San José, the admiral had no choice but to order his men to prepare for battle.

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A christmas with classical music in Segovia

Like every year, segovia receives us during the month of December with the classical music cycle, organized by the Don Juan Borbón Foundation, it can be appreciated in beautiful locations, for example, the beautiful churches this spot on the map has to offer.

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The temple of Cambodia´s flag reveals new size

Angkor Wat in Cambodia, is the temple that makes reference to the national symbol if this country.  This construction was already considered the grandest religious structure previous to the XXth century, however, a new finding has determined that it’s dimensions are larger than expected.

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Sundance amazes with its virtual reality

The Sundance film festival with have six installations of virtual reality and will offer nearly 30 different experiences in this field, they gather the best entertainment with several technological advances in order to live cinematography at another level. Under the name of New Frontier , this avant garde program will be ten years old in 2016.

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A book that will be read through your nose

The Re Profumo brand of writer Fulvio Fronzoni, has created, alongside of several master perfumists, a book with a narrative created on the olfactive sense; it’s speech is fusioned with literature and the power of the essences used.

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From Paris to Singapore: Louis Vuitton Exhibitions

This the season of Louis Vuitton, with dual exhibitions in Paris and Singapore. The history of Louis Vuitton, France’s most famous luxury leather bag maker and one of the leading lights of contemporary fashion, will be showcased at the Grand Palais in Paris from December 4, 2015 to February 21, 2016. The three-month event is designed to allow the general public to discover treasures from this giant’s past.

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Exhibit of the controversial painter Balthus in Rome

Until January the 31st of 2016, you will be able to appreciate the exhibition Le Scuderie del Quirinale, which portrays the evolution of the work created by Balthus, the polemic French artists who used elements of realism and fashioned them with oniric setting in truly transcendent paintings.

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GIEVES & HAWKES OPEN POP-UP BOOKSTORE

From Jay Gatsby to Patrick Bateman, tailoring has literary pedigree as a way for novelists to reveal some facet of the men who wear it. Be that an obsession for a lost love or other impossibles in life. We have our fingers crossed neither book appears in the new pop-up shop at Gieves & Hawkes’ No.1 Savile Row tailoring flagship, lest the brand’s customers feel a point is being made.

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You have a date at the Met

It’s time to pack our bags and go to New York! The Metropolitan Museum of Art promises a unique agenda for this last year of the month and the beginning of 2016.

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