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‘Art Can Change the World’ – In the Footsteps of Robert Rauschenberg
art / travel

‘Art Can Change the World’ – In the Footsteps of Robert Rauschenberg

I am extremely fortunate and feel humbled to be writing this article from the 20-acre Florida estate of the late Robert Rauschenberg, a mercurial artist who bridged the worlds of painting, performance, sculpture, new and found media. For six decades he created wild and pioneering art up to his death in 2008. His Foundation has opened up his home and studio for artists from all over the world and from different backgrounds and I still can’t believe I am one of them. Continue reading

Hoptober Special: Truman Brewery, The Rebirth of an East End Icon
food & drink

Hoptober Special: Truman Brewery, The Rebirth of an East End Icon

The Old Truman Brewery is an East London icon that has played a significant role in the history of London since its establishment in 1666. Despite having been the largest brewery in the world at one point, Truman’s sadly had to close its doors in 1989. Twenty years later two local beer enthusiasts discovered the Truman brand was for sale. This was the rebirth of East London’s icon. Continue reading

Taking the Plunge: My First Swimming Lesson
autobiography

Taking the Plunge: My First Swimming Lesson

It’s rather unusual for a Dutchie in his/her thirties not being able to swim. Yet, I am one of those people. I was pleased to find out my local gym offers swimming lessons for adults and I decided to register for class. That was exactly one year ago. After having made up excuses for 12 years, I gathered my courage and signed up for swimming lessons yesterday. Follow my progress here. Continue reading

Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers
film

Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers

Do you choose your clothes by how they look or who designed them? Now think about films. You probably choose to watch a film based upon who directed it or who stars in it, but have you ever considered who’s responsible for how these film look? Who takes care of the majestic images before you? While the film director will describe the desired feel and look of his/her film, it’s the cinematographer who actually creates the images that lock into your memory. The current exhibition on acclaimed director of photography Robby Müller at EYE film museum in Amsterdam provides insight in the importance of the cinematographer. Continue reading

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?
art / film

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?

The brilliant film director Stanley Kubrick has inspired many artists for decades now, even well after his death. To celebrate this icon, James Lavelle has curated the exhibition ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ that displays works of 45 artists, from film makers to street artists and a taxidermist, who have all been inspired by the maestro himself. The exhibition is on till 24 August 2016 at Somerset House. Continue reading