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Edward Hopper Soir Bleu

Why Did Edward Hopper Paint This Clown?

After Jan Matejko’s Stanczyk, here’s another sad clown, this time painted by Edward Hopper. In this video, we’re looking at his 1914 Soir Bleu. A perculiar talent; the ability to paint ‘silence’. Although background noises would prob surround the events in Hopper’s works, they fade into insignifance and silence ‘muffles’ them. For e.g. the painting…
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Pablo Picasso Blue Period

Picasso’s Blue Period

Pablo Picasso’s most famous period, his Blue Period, was both cathartic and life changing. It will give the young artist the emotional and artistic tools to eventually pioneer cubism and, eventually, revolutionize modern art. This video will showcase both The Old Guitarist and La Vie, two crucial paintings of the Blue Period, one for its…
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Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing to Sinatra

Baryshnikov the acclaimed Ballet dancer dancing to Sinatra, a fascinating clip showing his great talent and emotion.

Starlings in the skies about the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument in Rome.

Gazing at the ‘Black Sun’: The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations

Photographs and Text by Søren Solkær Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.” It was a late February evening in 2020, and I was standing in the marshlands of Friesland, a northern province…
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Man Ray Photography Life Lessons

Photograph at auction estimated sale between 5 – 7 million dollars

U.S. Artist ManRay teaches Life Lessons antonfoek.com Amsterdam, Feb. 24 2022– Timing is everything in life, as my mother once told me when I was still a very small child. And she said, Happiness and Satisfaction are the keys.  And I also remember not even 12 years old, I wanted to become a photographer.  One Christmas…
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Bill Viola Video Art

Video Artist Bill Viola: Cameras are Keepers of the Souls

“The real things are under the surface.” When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. “There’s more than just the surface of life,” Viola explains. American Bill Viola (born 1951) is a pioneer in video art.…
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Shimabuku

Shimabuku, The 165 meter mermaid and other stories

NMNM – Villa Paloma February 19 – October 3, 2021 The exhibition “The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories” stems from a mediaeval Japanese legend and unfurls in the manner of an epic poem. It tells of the artist’s adventures and encounters as he goes with the flow, roving between his native Japan and Monaco via…
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Equilibrium

Moving sculptures give a feeling of poetry, seem to stand still in time.

Design Week Paris

Hotel La Louisiane

Design Week in Paris Part II Jacinthe Gigou As in ” The Shining” Amsterdam, Sept 30 2021–The contemporary art gallery owner Olivier Robert created the Bienvenue Art fair in 2018, the first edition of which took place at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The third edition, which was scheduled for 2020 having been…
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Maarten Baas Man in the Clock

The man in the clock

Enigma at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Anton Foek Amsterdam, 29 sept 2021– Ever since the man in the clock at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport started his activities and telling us stories about the enigma of Time, I am fascinated by its mechanism and able to watch and keep watching. I am mesmerized as it is very…
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