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Monthly Archives: March 2016
What I probably love best is browse and create content by selecting items that somehow speak to me, that create a theme, for a story. Gathering. Putting different objects together making up a story. A pound shop, wardrobe, magazines, or museums alike, they are … Continue reading
Through my post on outsider art yesterday, I stumbled upon the work of Polina Raïko, the lady behind the religious mural in a home in Ukraine. When I read her life story, I felt that I should show more of her work and share her … Continue reading
For the first time, the Netherlands will have its own Outsider Art Museum, with world-class works of art by international outsider* artists. The Hermitage in Amsterdam is the museum to welcome the prodigies of this newly recognized group of creatives. I’m excited … Continue reading
Monday night in town, in Amsterdam. We have two young girls from the States staying in our B&B room, and they are about town, havent’t come back yet.
The British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor has been invited by the Rijksmuseum to create a body of work to be exhibited in the museum, and he had to work with its most famous painting, the Nachtwacht by Rembrandt. Kapoor opened the dialogue … Continue reading
Nature performed another spectacular show in the northern province of Holland Groningen, the thinly populated area where our national gas fields are located. It has been in the news for more than a year now, as the mining of this gas has recently caused quiet … Continue reading