The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf donates his core collection to the museum. Erwin Olaf is world famous and received many awards. He recently photographed the Dutch Royal family and designed the Dutch 2014 Euro coins.
The story made international headlines. Amsterdam art historian and art dealer Jan Six discovered a ‘new’ Rembrandt! The first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over forty years.
Women were not just active in the WWII Resistance. Many played important roles in the Resistance, during WWI too. One of these was Edith Cavell.
Some countries suddenly realize women were involved in resisting Nazis as well. Some of these women took up arms, but more did not. What most share: having been forgotten.
The first week of May, some European countries honour those killed during WWII. Some of these countries first remember the dead and celebrate Liberation Day afterwards. These countries are finally paying some attention to female resistance members.
As mentioned in a previous post, Gouda’s museum is located in a period building. This building is large enough to host several exhibitions at the same time. Apart from the Pieter Pourbus exhibition, I visited an exhibition with works by a contemporary artist.
This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the Étienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.
Two red parrots are brawling, while a man reaches up. Not watching two of his charges, he is trying to hang another parrot on its perch up in a tree. This sunny scene by Max Liebermann shows a scene in Berlin’s Zoo.
A long, standing ovation; cat-calls and whistles – all showing the audience’s enthusiasm and approval. A just reward for this first performance of ‘Cry Havoc!’ in a series of three. Directed by Eric Tucker and performed by actor Stephan Wolfert, ‘Cry Havoc!’ was presented by STET as part of its Shakespeare Fringe Weekend and the The Hague Freedom Weeks. The latter leading up to WWII Remembrance and Liberation Day.