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David Bowie, Hero

Just as his latest and enigmatic brilliant video 'Lazarus' came out on his 69th birthday it turned out to be quite something else. Like as with many people David Bowie meant a lot to me. These are my personal highlights: A New Career…
Stromae

Stromae

Stromae makes me very happy. This is why:     Irresistable tune   Love   Peace   Absent fathers   Men and women are not that different   Life as a game   The…
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The Rothko Light

Art isn’t about what you see.
Jean Giraud

Moebius Redux

Great documentary about the late Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, perhaps the biggest genius in the world of European "comics", reaching well beyond the genre and creating visuals for films like Tron and the Fifth Element... all that accompanied…

Abstract Expressionism

The difficulty with abstract expressionism like that of Barnett Newman is that it doesn't represent something (immediately) recognizable. That doesn't necessary mean there is nothing to relate to though.   First of all, it's pointless…
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Underwater sculptures

Surreal, beautiful, dreamy, amazing... Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculptures:                    

3D printing

Is possible now. Exhibition by various artists in De Vishal (Haarlem). More info here: Ctrl-Z.   Work from (and curated by-) Eric van Straaten            

Ron Mueck

Australian/British 'sculptor'.              
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Rietveld Fashion Show - pics & video

Last Saturday at the Rietveld Academie Amsterdam was the collaboration between Fashion students, Graphic Design and Fine Arts students which had it's climax in a crossover experience of art, design and fashion, as mentioned in my previous post. I…

Mondriaan

Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan, or Mondrian (in this more English/French friendly spelling an anagram of 'I paint modern') is by far one of my all time favourite artists. Here are some of his key works that are perhaps lesser known. Most of these…

Marinus Fuit

Came across this Haarlem artist in the local Haarlems Dagblad. What struck me was some similar themes as my uncle Joop Polder from The Hague, namely; cityscapes avoid of people, dunes, and especially trams.     Fuit's…

Koren Shadmi

Beautiful colours, concepts, mood, funny, "poignant"... Welcome to the world of Israeli illustrator (Brooklyn based) Koren Shadmi. You can view more of his work here.