• VINYLS

    VINYLS

    2017-05-09 16:18:36

    The totally unusual combination of materials I have had at my disposal since 2014, namely rolls of colourful and contrasting high grade vinyls and a pile of plexiglass, has been keeping me pretty occupied.

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  • HOT LIPS

    HOT LIPS

    2016-08-24 00:00:00

    Lipsticks have been around for a very long time and have always been a part of cultural, fashion and social statements.

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  • ALTERNATIVE WARFARE

    ALTERNATIVE WARFARE

    2016-07-24 00:00:00

    The name Eugène Marais is familiar to many cultured Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.

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  • A GREEK TALE

    A GREEK TALE

    2016-04-24 16:18:36

    There used to be a very good South African restaurant in Amsterdam called ‘Pygmalion’, located at the beginning of the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, a narrow street with art galleries and antique boutiques running all the way over the canals from the Herengracht to the Rijksmuseum.

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  • BIG FEET IN ART

    BIG FEET IN ART

    2015-06-07 00:00:00

    One of most iconic women in the world is undoubtedly Lady Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, also known as the Statue of Liberty. She is around 132 years old by now, stands at a full 93 metres, and wears size 879 Roman sandals.

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  • TO THE LEFT OR TO THE RIGHT

    TO THE LEFT OR TO THE RIGHT

    2015-04-02 00:00:00

    There is a remarkable theory on composition which intrigues me because it seems to be so obvious.

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  • R.I.P.

    R.I.P.

    2015-04-02 00:00:00

     What to do with an artist’s work when he or she passes away can be quite exasperating.

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  • WHAT I LIKE ABOUT MATISSE

    WHAT I LIKE ABOUT MATISSE

    2015-03-18 00:00:00

    Henri Matisse has been one of my favourite French artists ever since I became familiar with the range and extent of his career.

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  • BAOBABS

    BAOBABS

    2015-01-15 00:00:00

    The design of the baobab is truly as iconic as it is unique.

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  • WHAT’S IN A PAINTING?  

    WHAT’S IN A PAINTING?  

    2014-11-15 00:00:00

    I would like to shine some light on the relationship between Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) and another Dutch artist of his era, Isaac Israels (1865 - 1934).

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  • THE ORIGINS OF AFRICA

    THE ORIGINS OF AFRICA

    2014-10-24 00:00:00

    Look at a globe of our planet and what you see is a snapshot of the continents as they have evolved through time.                  

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  • ART IS …

    ART IS …

    2014-09-24 00:00:00

    A quote by Cleo Laine, a contemporary, yet elderly lady jazz singer: “One’s art is the result of the kind of life one lives.”

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  • MUSES

    MUSES

    2013-09-24 00:00:00

    Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the presence of certain people in their lives who motivated them to create some of their best pieces.

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  • ARABESQUES

    ARABESQUES

    2013-08-24 00:00:00

    According to the glossary in the back of an old history of art book, arabesques are described as intricate surface decorations of plants, spirals and knots without depictions of human figures or forms.

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  • TIDAL POOL ON BRIGHTON BEACH

    TIDAL POOL ON BRIGHTON BEACH

    2013-07-24 00:00:00

    Tidal pools are open air man-made structures built on headlands by enclosing parts of rock shelves or on the edges of beaches filled with ocean water. Many of these pools exist as separate entities at low tide only.

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