A small Urushi exhibition recently opened at the Dutch Japan Museum. This museum is situated in a Leiden period house and also known as SieboldHuis. The Urushi exhibition contains exquisite modern art, created using ancient, traditional Japanese techniques.
The National Gallery offers two interesting exhibitions this autumn. September 20th, “Drawn in colour” opens. Nearly a month later, October 30th 2017, another exhibition opens: “Monochrome”.
After the delicious exhibition of 17th century “food”-paintings, the Mauritshuis Museum opened its “winter”-exhibition today. Visitors are shown a selection of the best portraits painted by Flemish masters loaned to this museum, by the closed Antwerp KMSKA. This exhibition is located in the Mauritshuis’ exhibition wing.
It is a well-known fact, being rich and/or powerful does not automatically guarantee one has superb taste. Though taste and beauty are in the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, according to the ARCA-blog, whoever made off with this bling-bling around 2003, had “a good eye”.
By now, they have been reported. But just a warning, if like me, you are a culture journalist. Some musicians can’t take criticism – even if it is not directed at them and journalists are merely citing other people.
Can Google Maps and other satnav software be trusted? Some swear by such software. Many swear at the software. Some unflappables allow some leeway.
It was nice to have as last concert of the day, a performance by Mr. Belogurov. He may nearly be dubbed “an old hand”. He regularly performs in the Netherlands and it was not the first time I had the good fortune, to hear him at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.
The volunteers had locked the door and were struggling with the Early Music Festival banner. It kept folding, rolling tight and likely with a sharp, nasty snap. The public waited patiently and looked on. We were locked out, but the glass wall gave us a view of the struggle. Members of Silva Norvegica and instruments turned up, each time having to knock on the door to be allowed in.
While queueing for Silva Norvegic’s fringe concert, I overheard the conversation mentioned in the previous post. Just one remark to the spammer: read articles, posts, remarks, before you decide who is on the receiving end of criticism and why.
No idea why the locals often automatically get praised. National pride versus not enough knowledge of and exposure to what is happening in the wider world?