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Promoting art in Covid-19 time! Castricum windows shopping Art!

6 July - 2020
by Florence Eijck

No parties? Nothing to do? Everything canceled? Where are the customers? Covid-19 has rather spoiled things. We need something positive, something beautiful, something outdoors without having to worry about infection.   In Castricum (The...

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Interview with conceptual artist Carmelo Buffoli - Restraint and reduction

1 July - 2020
by Alice Broeksma

For Carmelo Buffoli , Swiss-Italian conceptual artist, grasping the essence of existence is his core subject. It is a constant search, using various techniques -images, illustrations, installations, video- to express his discoveries. Meticulous...

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Editor's pick: black and white fine art photography

26 June - 2020
by Femke van Leeuwen

This times editor's pick focuses on black and white fine art photography. By using only black, white and shades of gray, contrasts, shapes and compositions become more prominent than on colour photos. Take a look at our selection of ten works by...

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Interview Cornell van Loon - ‘I fancied my own ‘Van Gogh’ on the wall’

18 June - 2020
by Alice Broeksma

The Dutch painter/photographer Cees van Loon -artist’s name Cornell - painted in one year 23 copies of Van Gogh. It was a one-off series in 1990, immediately snapped up by buyers abroad. He kept a few paintings himself. Cornell, now in his...

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Witness to my inner self - The art of Alain du Pontavice

15 June - 2020
by Vincent Moleveld

Alain du Pontavice ’s ethereal, multi-layered paintings defy categories. Are they Surreal? Symbolist? Abstract? Form? Yes, all of those things, but none of the labels cover the complexity of the work. “When you see a painting exhibition you...

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Interview with contemporary abstract artist Kemal Yazici

4 June - 2020
by Vincent Moleveld

Kemal Yazici is a contemporary abstract artist and painter based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Growing up in a village in Germany’s countryside his access to art was limited. Kemal Yazici's first exposure to art came as a teen, when a...

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Painter Titus Bovenberg: "Beauty is about feeling life energy"

19 May - 2020
by Femke van Leeuwen

Beauty is not an aesthetic concept for painter Titus Bovenberg ; he defines beauty as the moment at which you feel life energy flowing. Chaos, harmony and expressive colours are important ingredients in his daily struggle to bring out that beauty...

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Editors' pick: a selection of artworks of flowers

21 April - 2020
by Femke van Leeuwen

This colorful selection of artworks full of flowers. Throughout art history, flowers have always been a source of inspiration. In ancient Egypt, the lotus was frequently used in art to symbolize, among other things, the sun. Floral motifs were...

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Photography by Martin Stranka - between fantasy and reality

18 April - 2020
by Femke van Leeuwen

Czech photographer  Martin Stranka creates photos that represent a world between fantasy and reality; the seconds between dreaming and awakening. Stranka describes his works as illustrative, conceptual, emotive and minimalistic. He knows how...

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