Romanticism in the North: from Friedrich to Turner

Romanticism in the North: from Friedrich to Turner

Mimi Blogger Team went to The Groninger Museum (in Groningen, The Netherlands) to visit the exhibition Romanticism in the North: from Friedrich to Turner. (can be seen through May 25th 2018) the first international survey exhibition of northern European Romantic landscape painting with more than 95 works from the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and Great Britain on show. Alongside, (through April, 2nd 2018) the modern version: Romanticism Today!; with a selection from the Groninger Museum’s collections of modern art, fashion and design.

We think it’s woth a visit for sure! For more information

Marga Weimans Fashion House

Marga Weimans‘ retrospective exhibition “Fashion House” opened Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Groninger Museum (in Groningen, The Netherlands), Our dear friend Mr Tromp went to this opening and took some wonderful photographs for us, they convince us we have to go see the “Fashion House” exhibition with our own eyes as well, and so should you! Danke Schön Mr. Tromp!!!! Continue reading

Marga Weimans

The last show at the second day of the Amsterdam Fashion week was held by Marga Weimans. She named this collection Aerial, and surprised us with a triptych:
First: A preview before the show; the models were positioned as statues, we, the audience could walk through and look up close listening to a humming sound. It was a very beautiful and quiet setting, almost intimate. People weren’t talking out loud, like in a museum.

Secondly there was the show; models “simply” walking up and down the runway, just that, accompanied by piano music by Schubert and a backdrop of a room in the form of a collage.

The third surprise was when we got outside. There were the models again, slowly combing their hair or just posing (less statue-esque than they did at the show-preview) we heard the sound of rain, it felt like being in the tropics.

Marga Weimans  après-show outside

Marga Weimans après-show outside

We thought the designs were beautiful, monumental but wearable (if you dare to). So were the allover prints, digitally printed photo prints on what looked like silk, designed in collaboration with Aura Luz Melis, Barend and Jeroen Koolhaas. About the prints in a nutshell; buildings and city views abstracted into to digitally (photo) panel prints, together with a Vlisco-type allover print showing designer chairs, all in an “autumnleaf” color scheme mixed with bright, primary yellow shading towards red, blue, black and white.

There was a retro feel to this, modern, collection/show/event, The black and white segment and the type of woman Weimans created reminded us of our all-time favorite comic The Spirit by Will Eisner.Also the hats, hair and make-up added a late fourties/early fifties vibe. A very nice project, if you get the chance to see this collection in the flesh, grab it! Just one more mention to make: Shoes by United Nude, another Koolhaas product, by Rem.D, nephew of the architect Rem and Galahad Clark (Yes, Clark-s)

Please note: we didn’t read the press release, the above are strictly our thoughts on the show, they could well be different from what Marga Weimans intended…..MB.

For some more snappy pictures GO HERE