Category Archives: Art

Sand Castle

Friend Mitchell (is moving) tells regularly of the sand sculptures which are build in front of his home in Spain. These guys tell their story of how they carve a castle in a single grain of sand. Brazilians artists Vik Muniz … Continue reading

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A Moving Musical

Wednesday afternoon my Dad and I went to see ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ - the musical. It was a gift from my sisters and brother. We talked a lot over the past 2 years about seeing it, but I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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Bringing Master Paintings To Life…

Italian artist Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has directed a short film that breathes life into static master paintings renowned throughout art history. From Caravaggio’s grotesque ‘Sacrificio di Isacco’ to Tiziano’s reclining ‘Venus di urbino’ the vignettes that make up ‘beauty‘ ‘spring … Continue reading

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Twins ?

Only the kids are twins, the Sunflower paintings by Van Gogh look the same but are different and painted at different times. The one with the lighter background is from the National Gallery in London, the one with the ochre … Continue reading

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Santa As Seen By The Classic Artist’s

There are 17 more Santa ‘paintings’, all done by photographic artist Ed Wheeler from Radnor, PA.

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Art X Smart

Classic art made modern by Kim Dong-Kyu

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Open Air Concerto Prinsengracht

We have a lot of things in Amsterdam, but not an open air theater which is big enough to hold the whole Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. So what do these Amsterdammers do? They build a concert hall on a pontoon in the middle … Continue reading

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Unique Location, Extremely Normal Exhibition

The red light district of town is not an area I normally frequent, but by visiting the 800 year old Oude Kerk ["old church"] which is Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church, I like to make a change to … Continue reading

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Today’s The Day

The City of Amsterdam will wake up to 101 gun shots fired from HRM Evertsen, while it’s sailing on the IJ waterway, that splits the city in two. At 10 AM the abdication wil start The role of the Royal Palace … Continue reading

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Header & Background explained

By now you know the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors, tomorrow, after a ten-year renovation and refurbishment. So how better to show you a good time with a painting by Van der Helst. Click the photo for a broader view. It’s … Continue reading

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