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January 2012

Reincarnated Masters? Part 2


In the first presentation of Reincarnated Masters we looked at the line of Bach-Mozart-Schubert and Brahms.  Beethoven was absent from this lineage because I believe he was part of another one –  that is: Beethoven to Vincent van Gogh to John Coltrane. These three artists in quite different fields, the first a composer, the second [...]

Reincarnated Masters?

j.s. bach

Reincarnated Masters?   It is a strange fact that for 200 years a regular succession of Western  master composers followed each other. J.S. Bach, a dour north German, was born in 1685 and died in 1750 at age 65. Six years later a young blinding Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, came into the world and [...]

What 2 do if 2012 is tough on u?

Beijing fireworks photo:telegraph.co.uk

”Last Train Home ” is an award winning documentary of a massive migration of 130 million people across China every year around this day, the Chinese New Year: Handpicked from various media sources: BE THANKFUL that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful [...]

DENHAM : the jeanmaker

Denham from top to bottom Exploring the 5 story building of the DENHAM brand flagship store in Amsterdam is like walking around in a modern jeans factory where shop, service center, kitchen, storage, large showrooms, design and atelier spaces merge together with no strict borders between them. At least they feel totally open to me [...]

Art from Asia: Future Pass

With ‘Future Pass’, the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam is presenting the new aesthetics that will dominate the 21st century, just as abstract art dominated the 20th century. More than 130 artists from around the world will show their works: paintings, sculptures, installations, films and photos. After its successful showing at the Venice Biennale, this international exhibition [...]

Paris still capital of Jazz & love?

Robert Doisneau : The Kiss

What does Paris mean to me? Since I was a teenager I was fortunate enough to save money and make up and down trips by train to Paris, the first metropolis I knew. For me at the age of 13 or 14 it was filled with things I would later learn belong to our most [...]

crisis vs. arts and culture

Edward Munch: The Scream

The economic crisis and the prospects for art and culture in Europe SICA has consulted its partners in a number of European countries in order to gauge the mood in the cultural sector. The first overview was published in June 2010 and updated in October 2010. General None of the countries is currently in a [...]

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