Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Just a minute ...


... in April.


Adeline by Kris Atomic.



“She turned to the sunlight 
And shook her yellow head, 
And whispered to her neighbor: 
"Winter is dead.” 
― A.A. Milne.


THINGS I ENJOYED THIS MONTH:

Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron (fuck yeah!)
Music: Purity Ring, Kishi Bashi.
Book: How to visit an art museum. - Johan Idema.
'In the museum, feeling uncomfortable is often a good sign. It tells you that you have arrived at the edge of your comfort zone. Which so happens to be the place where the exciting things in life happen.'
Amsterdam!
• Learning all national capitals in Africa & becoming a smart cookie.
Article: Why do we still have to justify the choice to be child-free?

• Watching spring settle in Oslo, spending time on my balcony and riding my bike to work.




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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Amsterdam - Part One: Museums


STEDELIJK MUSEUM
Exhibition: The Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War.

DOTS - In the spring of 1939, but possibly even earlier, the staff of the Stedelijk began to compile lists of art that needed to be protected in the event of war. The works were grouped into three categories: the first category (red) contained art that was considered irreplaceable, and therefore prioritized for evacuation. The second category (white) was listed as important, but not irreplaceable. The third category (blue) was considered replaceable, in principle. This classification was generally shown by a dot of paint applied to the back to the artwork. 



RIJKSMUSEUM
Exhibition: Late Rembrandt.

The exhibition was ridiculously crowded so I ended up observing people and their interactions with the artworks, which proved more interesting than Rembrandt himself.



VAN GOGH MUSEUM
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Oh Vincent, you beautiful thing.