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Artificial | Visual Art Research Dutch, Nerdy, Artists, Space, Floor Space, Dutch Language, Artist, Spaces

Artificial

I’ve always wanted to know just where the coastline of the Netherlands would be if we did not beaver away at dikes, artificial dunes and water pumping stations. And now I know! Thanks to a lucky chance I met with the NAP-path yesterday – a route for cyclists that follows the imaginary coastline of the Netherlands for […]

Polder- a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes. Football Field, Football Players, Radios, Lateral Thinking, Dutch People, Spanish Artists, Space Architecture, Rebel, Design Art

Milk-drinkers and cheese-makers

Pic is from Maider Lopez’s Polder Cup. Text from the essay ‘a home in the country’ , Trouw oct 5t 2012: The Dutch landscape, with its overcrowdedness and lack of scale …. has gradually grown on me. It is almost completely man-made, and strange differences exist between the polders low-down and the rivers that flow onwards […]

Landscape | Visual Art Research Dutch, Landscape, Space, Art, Floor Space, Art Background, Scenery, Dutch Language, Kunst

Landscape

This is Haarlem on Sunday morning – church bells sound over the Spaarne. We are posed to continue our trip, taking the inland route via the river Zaan. The very first industrial area in Europe the Zaan is, and home of the Albert Hein grocery chain. Wonder what it will look like? My great-grandfather once […]

Bathtub Rivers, Sailing Ships, Dutch, Nerdy, Bathtub, Boat, Artists, Space, Outdoor Decor

Bathtub

A ship on the beach is a beacon at sea – the literal translation of a famous Dutch saying. We’ve never felt much need for beacons along the rivers, even though rivers carry their own threats. Witness the fact that I have – hopefully just for once in my life – been evacuated from my […]

River | Visual Art Research Tug Boats, Dutch, Castle, River, Space, Art, Floor Space, Art Background, Dutch Language

River

Went boating yesterday on the small tugboat we have in Zaltbommel habor – we do a circuit of the Bommelerwaard area where we live every year. It’s always the same: first we take the river Waal downstream, at Castle Loevestein we switch to the Maas upstream, back to the Waal at the St Andries sluice, then downstream […]

Good, bad and ugly Being Ugly, Dutch, Space, Art, Floor Space, Art Background, Dutch Language, Kunst, Performing Arts

Good, bad and ugly

Been doodling again – a lot – it sort of grows on me. This time the good, the bad and the ugly get displayed here. The connection with Dutch Space is tenuous at the moment, but I proceed in the assumption that while travelling this path it will become clearer. Have scored five books to doodle in […]

View of Haarlem, 1845 - 1848 - Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch Landscape Art, Landscape Paintings, The Joy Of Painting, Classic Paintings, Dutch Painters, Art Database, Museum Exhibition, Western Art, Vincent Van Gogh

Flatness and full circle

The image of the Netherlands – a very very flat country populated with the ubiquitous windmills, tulips and cows – that is disseminated through the world has its origins in paintings of the ‘The Hague School”. Israëls, the Maris’ses, Mesdag, Mauve, Weissenbruch and others took the newly invented paint tubes outside and painted the Dutch landscape […]

Kinderdijk project | Visual Art Research Dutch, Space, Projects, Painting, Art, Floor Space, Log Projects, Art Background, Blue Prints

Kinderdijk project

Went to Kinderdijk Project today for the screening of Farid’s film. He screened my world upside down, capturing the stillness, the water being everywhere and the quality of the light at Kinderdijk. I’m afraid it is hard to put into words the effect the film had on me but it dit have a quite powerful effect. I go sailing a […]

Quotes on subversive games Fluxus, Heart Of Europe, World War I, Holland, Amsterdam, Paris, History, Concert, Outdoor

Quotes on subversive games

Subversive games: quotes on Dada, Surrealists, Fluxus, Situationists, Provo “Banding together in the heart of Europe during World War I, the Dadaists’ aim was to give voice to “a raucous skepticism about accepted values”. While Dada emerged in Zurich, Paris, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne and New York in differing ways, consistent Dada innovations include the creation […]

Comparing Pieter de Hooch with Johannes Vermeer seems inevitable. They were contemporaries (De Hooch lived from 1629 to Vermeer from. Johannes Vermeer, Delft, Pieter De Hooch, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Linen Cupboard, Dutch Golden Age, Dutch Painters, Dutch Artists, Museum Of Fine Arts

My linen closet

Had a try-out yesterday re-enacting a hide-and-seek memory, inspired by Pieter Hooch’s ‘the linen closet’. I used to hide in my mothers closet a lot – and have very happy memories of it. Some results posted here. I think I did a good job with the colours and the atmosphere. On the pics the kid’s in […]

The Dutch created Holland – Q.E.D! | Visual Art Research Dutch Language, More Words, Holland, How To Get, Space, Create, Sink Tops, The Nederlands, Floor Space

The Dutch created Holland – Q.E.D!

Out of my walk at Kinderdijk came a new curiosity: just how many words does the Dutch language have for ‘waterway’? My initial top-of-mind list had 18 items, but when I got on the Internet and used a few handy sites more words could be added – even a few I’d never knew existed. Anyway, […]

What If history Dutch, History, Space, Art, Floor Space, Art Background, Historia, Dutch Language, Kunst

What If history

Sea smell in a bottle – my contact Jan at IFF mailed it to me last week. Haven’t had time to test it yet – will spend more time managing projects than doing art this week. Not that I mind – and also: the family has to eat, and buy new shoes, too. Still have […]

Sea smell by snail mail Snail Mail, Manners, Dutch, Sea, Teaching, Personalized Items, This Or That Questions, Projects, Log Projects

Sea smell by snail mail

It so happened that I was teaching a project management class a while ago and two of my students turned out to be from IFF – International Flavours and Fragrances. I asked them all manner of questions about designing and producing smells. Tey were kind enough to answer some, then redirect my curiosity towards their […]

Turned to advantage Windmill, Holland, Dutch, Country Roads, Space, Water, Art, The Nederlands, Floor Space

Turned to advantage

Went to Kinderdijk today to meet with some classmates. No luck – meeting had been cancelled. Turned this to good advantage by visiting one of the most stunning places in all of Holland: the area behind Kinderdijk village – a herd of windmills standing sentry over a low-lying polder, pumping up water to keep dry feet. […]

Turned to advantage Windmill, Dutch, Space, Water, Outdoor, Art, Floor Space, Gripe Water, Outdoors

Turned to advantage

Went to Kinderdijk today to meet with some classmates. No luck – meeting had been cancelled. Turned this to good advantage by visiting one of the most stunning places in all of Holland: the area behind Kinderdijk village – a herd of windmills standing sentry over a low-lying polder, pumping up water to keep dry feet. […]

Turned to advantage Windmill, Holland, Dutch, Space, Water, Art, The Nederlands, Floor Space, Gripe Water

Turned to advantage

Went to Kinderdijk today to meet with some classmates. No luck – meeting had been cancelled. Turned this to good advantage by visiting one of the most stunning places in all of Holland: the area behind Kinderdijk village – a herd of windmills standing sentry over a low-lying polder, pumping up water to keep dry feet. […]