Jacob Riis photographed nineteenth century life in New York’s slums. Michael Wolf captures the hell of modern life in present day metropolis. Examples from his various series are currently exhibited in the Netherlands, at the Museum for Photography in The Hague.
Jacob Riis was on of the first journalists who used photography. A selection of his activist photos are now exhibited at the museum for photography in Amsterdam. This exhibition is called ‘The other half” and runs till the 15th of April 2018.
You may have seen them at museums: dolls houses. Not the ones with which children are allowed to play. Collector items, full of precious miniatures and used for display only.
My friend and I were at the Mauritshuis for a long look at Jan Steen’s ‘histories’. But first things first: a visit to ‘Girl in the Spotlight’! We wanted to have a look at how far things were – as well as wave to the ‘Girl in the Spotlight!’ and the ‘Girl with a Blog’.
Employees of a Dutch Water Company recently dug up a medieval hoard. While digging a trench, they struck lucky. They found a ‘pot of gold’.
Fanny Mendelssohn’s music was – dare one say ‘of course’ – not played during this literary evening. A few compositions by her brother were – dare one add ‘of course’. Regardless; this literary evening during which cellists and music took center-stage, was of course a huge success.
Inspired by Thea Derks’ short lecture on women composers, I searched for books on female composers. Turned out what was available at the library, had already been banned to the ‘open storage’. Shelved on a floor, from which the next step is being sold, given away, destroyed, for ever obliterated.
The only exception: ‘Liebste Fenchel!’, a German novel by Peter Härtling.
Girl in the Spotlight? Other women continue to be overlooked. At The Hague’s recent ‘Februari Festival‘, two female musicians still had to share the spotlight with brother, husband. The festival’s theme: brother and sister Mendelssohn; husband and wife Schumann.
Difficult to miss this! The famous girl is in the spotlight!
Imagine checking car boots and not coming across loads of rubbish, a body, drugs; but a work of art. As you may have read, this happened to French police. They accidentally found the lost ‘Les Choristes‘.