Friday, 20 April 2018

Art on Friday; Rovina Cai

Rovina Cai is an international award winning illustrator who works across a variety of genres. Her poetic imagery has served as book covers, and as interior art for magazines, novels and picture books. Always up for a challenge, her work has also found some unusual applications, like appearing in a video game promotion, and on illustrated scarves.

In Search of Flowers

Cold Wind


Museum magic

Should you need us?

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Muziek op Zondag; slapen

Omdat ik de laatste tijd weer minder slaap krijg (het wordt weer warmer, de opvliegers komen weer etc) deze week songs about sleep; (or lack there off) 

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Art on Friday; Ukiyo-e Cherry Blossom

Een tijdje terug heb ik het al over deze schilderstroming gehad; Ukiyo-e maar vandaag wil ik alleen de kersenbloesem belichten die zo mooi bloeit deze tijd van het jaar en waar ook veel inspiratie uitgehaald wordt in de schilderkunst.

Tsuchiya Koitsu - Geisha and Cherry Tree

Matsumura Keibun - Cherry Blossoms in Snow

Katsushika Hokusai-Mount Fuji seen throught cherry blossom

Kawase Hasui - Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo

Hao Boyi - The Fragrant Red Cherry 

Torii Kiyonaga -Women and Blossoming Trees

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Music on Sunday; The Simple things in life

Just because we often tend to not enjoy the simple things in life enough; like that spring breeze, or the birds chirping etc. Some songs for you. Have a lovely spring day;

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Art on Friday; Madonna

A Madonna is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child Jesus. These images are central icons for both the Catholic and Orthodoxchurches. The word is from Italian ma donna, meaning 'my lady'.
Although I was born and raised a Catholic I'm no longer a believer in a god or godlike figure but I still have my little Mary figurines everywhere in my home (standing peacefully next to Buddha I might add) Somehow she gives me comfort still not as the mother of Jesus but more as a mother Nature kind of figure I guess. I think it also has to do with the way I was raised, burning a candle at Mary's feet whenever there was something going on, an exam, or when someone was ill or as a remembrance. I still do that. 
So for today Madonna or Mary in paintings throughout the centuries; 

Stefan Lochner-Madonna in the rose-garden 1448

Sandro Botticelli-The Virgin and Child or The Madonna of the Book 1480

Filippo Lippi-Madonna and Child 15th century

Gerard David-The rest on the flight to Egypt c. 1510

Raphael-The Madonna of the meadow 1506

William Adolphe Bouguereau - The Madonna of the Lilies 1899

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