Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jheronimus Bosch, The Netherlands 2016

Royal Dutch Mint issued a silver plated 5 euro and silver proof collectors coin

The design was made by artist Danielle van Vree. The coin is available in Copper-Nickel in UNC and BU quality, in Silver Proof, in Gold Proof (10 euro coin), and in coloured set. The coins in the coloured set (which can be seen here) are individually numbered which has never been done before on a Dutch collectors coin. The reverse depicts several fragments of paintings of Jheronimus Bosch which include The Haywain Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Magician and The Last Judgement.  LINK Royal Dutch Mint (in Dutch)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grace VanderWaal

New future talent 
Source: NOS, NBC and Youtube

Grace VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004, VanderWaal began composing her first songs at age three, using a wireless microphone. As a preteen, she found songwriting inspiration by watching movies and trying to imagine what a character was feeling, and "what it would be like if I were them, and wrote a song. A lot of my songs are like that." VanderWaal has written original songs (including those she has sung in competition) and recorded them, accompanying herself on ukulele, on her YouTube channel, Oh Never mind it's just me. She also sings and uploads covers of popular songs, including "Ex's and Oh's", "Pity Party", "Imagine", and "Breathe Me". After learning to play the ukulele, VanderWaal began to perform during open mic events at small venues near her home. For the June 7, 2016, broadcast during the eleventh season of NBC's America's Got Talent, VanderWaal auditioned with her original song, "I Don't Know My Name", and was Howie Mandel's "golden buzzer" act. Cowell called VanderWaal "the next Taylor Swift." She would continue the trend of performing only original songs, including her next performance at the quarterfinals on August 23, 2016, titled "Beautiful Thing", a song written for her sister. For the semifinals on August 30, she performed "Light the Sky", and for the September 13 finals, she sang "Clay", a song about being bullied. In September 2016, she signed a deal with Columbia Records. LINK Youtube and NBC

Sunday, September 18, 2016

@ PHŒBUS Rotterdam

Stefan Gritsch, 'Body of Memory' and Johan van Oord and more

«When, after dismantling an exhibition of my almost 30-year-old bodies of acrylic paint, I add new paint to them in the studio or cut them up to create new colour combinations, when I include soup bones collected over the past 20 years and newspaper clippings of maps showing conflict zones, then I see that as a gesture of repetition and transposition, as a nod to a place and as a reflection of the phenomenon of time. Taking an image apart, deconstructing it with a view to difference and relating it to everyday artifacts means revisiting it and allowing for a new modified view that includes the past. I don’t think focusing is important, nor is a detached and objective approach. That is just a way of discovering, describing and representing details. What is important to me is touch. I’m looking for closeness and blurring and blending; I want to be in between as a point of departure for producing something visual.» Stefan Gritsch, August 2015 

Johan van Oord, 'noir puissant, noir absolu’. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Photo made in Oakland USA and Finov former DDR

I have for years engaged in art, the antennae of society, my blog seems to change, it seems that the antennae of society have no effect anymore. But I'm going through. Despite the weak sounds of others. I give my blog content of what is happening around me and my art friends, See Facebook. Twitter and other canals on internet. Dolf Pauw

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Hotel Ruanda and Syria

Whats wrong with this world?

Der Film erzählt die auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruhende Geschichte des Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali während des Völkermordes in Ruanda im Frühjahr 1994. In dem seit vielen Jahrzehnten bestehenden Konflikt zwischen der Bevölkerungsmehrheit der Hutus und den politisch wie wirtschaftlich dominierenden Tutsi wird am Abend des 6. April 1994 das Flugzeug des Präsidenten Juvénal Habyarimana beim Landeanflug auf Kigali abgeschossen, was die Auseinandersetzungen eskalieren lässt. Daraufhin sterben in Ruanda in nur 100 Tagen ca. eine Million Menschen durch Gewalttaten von Hutu-Milizen, Militär- und Polizeiangehörigen. Im Mittelpunkt des Films steht der Hotelmanager Paul Rusesabagina und das Schicksal seiner Familie. Paul übernimmt die Leitung des Vier-Sterne-Hotels „Des Milles Collines“, nachdem der belgische Hoteldirektor abgereist ist. Paul gelingt es, seine Familie und die Nachbarfamilien vor Hutu-Rebellen zu retten, indem er den Anführer mit Geld besticht. Zudem darf er seine Familie mit ins Hotel nehmen. Nachdem die Rote-Kreuz-Schwester Pat Archer zusätzlich zwanzig Waisenkinder in das Hotel bringt, gewährt Paul schließlich mehr als 1200 Flüchtlingen den Zutritt ins Hotel.  
The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎‎) is an ongoing multi-sided armedconflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the 2011 Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad's government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. The war is now being fought among several factions: the Syrian Government, a loose alliance of Syrian Arab rebel groups, the Syrian Democratic Forces, Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front) who often co-operate with the rebels, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The factions receive substantial support from foreign actors, leading many to label the conflict a proxy war waged by both regional and global powers. No link about this

Monday, September 12, 2016

Russians (song)

By Sting

"Russians" is a song by Sting, from his debut solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, released in July 1985, and released as a single in November. The song is a commentary and plea that critiques the then-dominant Cold War foreign policy and doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD) by the United States and the Soviet Union. The song speaks to both sides ("there's no monopoly on common sense/ On either side of the political fence") as it describes the thoughts of ordinary citizens of both superpowers and their divergence from official U.S. policies in the early 1980s of a limited or 'winnable' nuclear war ("there's no such thing as a winnable war/It's a lie we don't believe anymore"). It then recounts and rejects the views of both US President Reagan ("Mr. Reagan says 'We will protect you'/I don't subscribe to this point of view", a reference to the proposed SDI/'Star Wars' initiative) and Soviet Premier Khrushchev ("Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you/ I don't subscribe to this point of view"). Hence he hopes that the "Russians love their children too," since this would apparently be the only thing that would save the world from eventual obliteration by nuclear weapons ("[J. Robert] Oppenheimer's deadly toy"). Historically, the Cold War entered its final years around the time "Russians" was released, when Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, and in 1989 Gorbachev and Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, declared the Cold War over at the Malta Summit, with the Soviet Union dissolving two years later. LINK youtube (Vevo)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doutzen Kroes fashion & muse

Photo’s Anton Corbijn     Design Julius Vermeulen

PostNL comes with special new stamps. Starting Monday you can buy a sheet with photographs of supermodel Doutzen Kroes. The pictures on the theme 'Doutzen, fashion & Muse were taken by photographer Anton Corbijn. A sheet of stamps with the model contains ten different black and white photographs, which is played with blue circles that refer to different fashion themes. Corbijn wanted his picture "back to basics" by Doutzen photograph as pure and natural as possible. LINK PostNL

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Behind this blog

For those who do not know me, I'm Dolf Pauw and place more than a decade items of art and other issues. Thanks for visiting this blog. 
LINK Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Interview with Nelson Mandela 1961

BOEREN EN BANTOES (Bantu and Farmers)
Broadcast:  AVRO television; 01-30-1961; AVRO; 35'32'' 

A television interview with Nelson Mandela is found in Dutch archives. The media archive Sound and Vision in Hilversum, it turns out, the oldest TV interview with Nelson Mandela held. Which is published by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which keeps the memory of the anti-apartheid fighter and later president of South Africa alive. Not the whole interview was preserved, but a fragment of almost half a minute which was used in 1961 in the program Bantu and Farmers a AVRO program of the then foreign affairs specialist G.B.J. Hiltermann. LINK