Parisian Nostalgia, a Collection of Sanyu in TP History Museum

常玉画展 雅岚文艺

As one of Chinese painters who traveled to France to study art in the early years of the ROC, Sanyu wasn’t lucky enough to become famous like Xu Beihong, Pan Yuliang. He painted a lot, but his few solo exhibitions failed to gain attention in the 20th century. After living in Paris for long time, he wouldn’t return to China, spending the last years of his life in hardship and loneliness. It was until the 1990’s that his works began to gain popularity from Taiwan to the world. Since 1991, tens of his paintings were sold for over 10 million dollars in international auction houses. In 2011, Sanyu’s “ Five Nude ” were sold for 128 million HK dollars at the Ravenel (HK)……

A Wonderful Couscous Lunch in Taipei Wine Bar (Photos)

台北红酒吧 雅岚文艺博客

Couscous is a traditional dish made of crushed durum wheat semolina, a staple food throughout the North/Northwest African cuisines of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya. Usually, it has been steamed light and fluffy, served with stewed lamb, beef, or chicken, as well as various vegetables like zucchinis, green peppers, potatoes, turnips, celery, onions, very popular in France and Italy, too.
Recently, Taipei heads into hot summer time with terrible…..

Feast of Art, Exhibition of Musée d’Orsay in Taipei (Photos)

台北故宫 雅岚文艺博客

Located on the left bank of the Seine River, Musée d’Orsay is one of the classic French museums, looking into the Louvre on the right bank, as a shining pearl attracts numerous fans to enjoy its famous artworks spanning the 19th century.
Originally designed as a modern railway station in Paris, Musée d’Orsay was reconstructed as an art museum in 1986, holding mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, as well ….

Snow of May, the Fragrant Tung Flowers in TW (Photos)

桐花 台湾旅行

Every early summer in May, the wild forests of Taiwan will turn into white colour, like a layer of snow falling on the mountains. That’s Tung tree blooming splendidly, given a pretty name : the Snow of May. Clustered among the broad leaves, Tung flowers appear quite charming with five pale pink petals in dark red streaks, as well as its pleasant fragrance. The magic moment is when the breeze passes by, the flowers fall from the trees gracefully as a shower of snowflakes, and all the dropping petals on the ground …..