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About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is very scenic.  The old city hugs the river Amstel, with the city expanding around four radiating canals and then beyond. We were told that the canals were built in the 17th century to create more waterside properties – that is, expensive real-estate! 113 more words


Recent Ouija: Lamenting Between Artifice and Reality

Although the majestic works of Henri Matisse have been luring numerous visitors to the Stedelijk Museum, it is its basement that confirms the experimental and contemporary course that the museum has set out to follow when Beatrix Ruf took up position as director last November. 639 more words


Rüpert von Rom; The Oasis of Matisse

Rüpert von Rom; The Oasis of Matisse

Henri Matisse, La Perruche et la Sirene



Henri Matisse Woman-in-Blue-low

For this month’s MUST SEE I advise all of you fabulous Mimi Berlin followers to take a trip to the oasis of… 30 more words


Newshour: hidden Jewish art

last friday evening (27th february), 9.50-9.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“… some of it was hidden from the Nazis … Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum hasn’t established how it acquired 16 of the paintings in its new exhibition: the Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War.”

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Marlene Dumas

The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas’ exhibition at Tate Modern is intense. I walk along the stark white walls of the museum rooms and notice that only blue, brown and black subjects surround me. 466 more words


weekend envy: MAD chair by marcel wanders

A few months ago, as I passed the Poliform showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, I spotted a little beauty in the window: the MAD chair by Dutch design icon Marcel Wanders. 284 more words