Grant Wood’s (1892-1942) American Gothic of 1930 is considered as one of the most famous twentieth-century American paintings. Instantly recognisable – a couple standing sentry before a white wooden house in apron and overalls, and with a pitchfork in hand- the painting ..
A late Victorian house emerges on a rooftop, framed by views of midtown skyscrapers, Central Park and Fifth Avenue apartment buildings in today’s hypermodern skyline of New York. A ghostly and strange appearance amid this architectural violence. The Metropolitan Museum sh..
On a quest for endangered species through rural Japan
Since her graduation from the Rietveld Academie in 2000 the Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas (b. 1977) chose dogs, horses, tigers and wolves as the subjects of her photography. Although animals are a popular but not exact..
What if an artist started a restaurant? Nowadays it is nothing special, nothing striking. We are familiar with the relational art of the nineties, the cooking events of Rirkrit Tiravanija and the food (healthy and sustainable) obsession and related initiatives of the late..
It’s almost like an obsession, this intense blue colour. You see nothing else and you don’t want to see anything else. It prevails and it predominates you. More correctly perhaps, it dominates me. Every time I see it a mysterious force draws me to the work L’accord bleu (..
Capturing and materializing daylight are a challenge. Some of us made it their mission, their desire to fulfil this task, whether it is successful or not. This can be sought scientifically, philosophically or even artistically. Jan Andriesse (b. 1950) chose the latter.
Wonder how it would be when animals take over our world? Enough scary apocalyptic films have appeared during the years where all sorts of creatures, from gigantic gorillas to tyrannosaurus rex, slowly and violently make their appearances in the human environment. Fortunat..
You probably lived at different places during your life. Perhaps two or three, or if you are a big mover around 10 or more. I have to be honest, since I left the parental house at 18 I lived in 5 different places in Utrecht. 5 accommodations in 10 years, that’s quite a fe..