Category Archives: Art

Appropriation and the arts. Declaring my love.

I like appropriation in the visual arts. For me it’s an amusing way into contemporary art when artists of our day reflect on old masters. I know something about old masters so for me it’s like a puzzle to be … Continue reading

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Latona at Versailles. Photo of the Week #131

A month ago I had a wonderful stroll in the gardens by Versailles where the fountains were flowing. Fascinating to see all the frogs of the Latona fountain spewing water. The fountain is by the brothers Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy … Continue reading

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Preview. Photo of the Week #127

A couple of weeks ago I went to an opening of an exhibition North of Copenhagen. Beautiful place and a nice exhibition of contemporary ceramics. The atmosphere was a combination of the usual mingling and chatting of such occasions and … Continue reading

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Aprilsnar, April Fools’ Day, Pesce d’aprile, Aprilscherz, Poisson d’avril…

Danish newspapers have been full of April Fools’ pranks all day. I especially liked the one that said Denmark had shrunk 30 km2 because of the earthquake in Japan…but also this one from the National Gallery in Copenhagen is nice. … Continue reading

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Tsunami

Those horrible events in Japan make quite an impression. Even though this is exceptionally violent I hope that the Japanese’s experience with earthquakes and tsunamis helps them overcome the situation. After all they did invent the term “tsunami” and one … Continue reading

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Egypt. Photo of the Week #118

My thoughts go to Tunis and Cairo and the fight for democracy. Maybe this is the right moment. And in the process I cross my fingers that those bandits breaking into the Egyptian Museum have not destroyed too much and … Continue reading

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MoMA and the crowds

Last week I visited MoMA in New York for the first time, and it was with mixed feelings. The experience was annoyingly disturbed by masses of other visitors. This was clearly a place that could benefit enormously from some sort … Continue reading

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