Find out more about Dick Bruna and his creation, Miffy -- the cartoon rabbit that has sold over 85 million books!... Read More
This museum in the heart of Rotterdam is more than just a gallery - it is an interactive experience where you have no choice but to think about the art.... Read More
The art of bonsai is an ancient and very special tradition in Japan. At this museum, you can learn more about the beauty of the art.... Read More
The Spanish artist, Salvador Dali, found his inspiration here at the Cap de Creus Natural Park as a child... Read More
The Byzantine monasteries of Greece have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The easiest to visit is the Daphni Monastery in outer Athens.... Read More
The Tactual Museum in Athens gives those with visual impairments a chance to touch classical masterpieces. And it shows others how hard things can be.... Read More
Don't be fooled, a plane has not crashed into the streets of Philadelphia. This is a piece of street art. But look inside and you'll see there's more to it.... Read More
The Italian city of Ravenna is famous for its mosaics but one young artist is taking the ancient artform and giving it a modern touch!... Read More
The cathedral in the Italian city of Modena is the perfect harmony of art and architecture. It's a tribute to designers who thought beyond just structure.... Read More
Venus de' Medici
Once upon a time there was a woman who was the most beautiful in all of Florence. Men and women from all across the lands would travel to the city to see her. Of all the attractions in Florence, she was the one people most wanted to see.
Venus de' Medici was her name. And for centuries she would stand, unmoving and serene, as crowds gathered around to admire her every feature. But over the years, she lost her lustre. Age did not weary her, nothing in her face changed and her pose remained unmoved. It was the views of the populous which altered and in their eyes she was no longer the most beautiful in the land.
The crowds stopped coming to see Venus de' Medici - or, at least, they no longer came specifically to see her. And today she is to many tourists unknown, a faded star... Read More