Lebanese-born Etel Adnan is most well known as a writer. But since her debut at the Documenta 13 art festival she's now gaining recognition as a painter. And all this, at the tender age of 90.
Nowhere else in India do colonial pageantry and modern poverty meet so brutally as in Calcutta, now Kolkata. Until his death, Nobel laureate Günter Grass had a love-hate relationship with the city.
The English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner is considered one of the fathers of Rhine romanticism. 200 years after his first trip to the fabled river, tourists can stand on the spots where he captured his views.
Winning a major literature prize, Indian-born author Shumona Sinha based her novel on her personal experience of working with refugees - and isn't afraid of violating the rules of political correctness.
The French artist Jean Cocteau loved Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur, and he presented the picturesque fishing town with a work that still bears fruit.
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