Dutch museums failed to obtain the charcoal sketch by Rubens at Sotheby’s? This morning, a Dutch museum shared some good news. Utrecht’s Centraal Museum acquired “The wedding of Cupid and Psyche” by Joachim Wtewael at the auction.
Rest assured: the annual Early Music Festival in Utrecht will not start till the evening of Friday 24th of August 2018. You have not missed a thing – yet.
Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has another fabulous fashion exhibition. This time, fashion created by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. He is famous for creating several outfits worn by Queen Maxima.
Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has an interesting exhibition called “The World of Pyke Koch” till the 18th of March 2018. Pyke Koch was an important Dutch member of a group of artists creating ‘magic realistic’ works. In literature and art, the genre focuses on realistic situations which include magical, mythical elements.
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.