Flowers Galore at Artdealer P de Boer in Amsterdam

Flowers Galore

Artdealer P. de Boer from Amsterdam presents contemporary artists side by side with old masters. What are the similarities? What are the differences? The answer to those questions can be seen at the exhibition ‘Bloemlevens’ (flower lifes). Contemporary Dutch art and photography in dialogue with floral paintings of Dutch and Flemish old masters. Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam went to the vernissage of this exhibition and took some pictures for you; who could’t be there.

Contemporary Artists

Participating contemporary artists are: Desirée Hammen, Danielle Kwaaitaal, Elspeth Diederix, Erik Zwaga, Jennifer Tee, Merijn Bolink, Patricia de Ruijter, Tanja Deurloo and Wendelien Daan. Artists with a lot of talent who can connect to the 17th and 18th century Dutch and Flemish painting and also focus on the future.
From May 25 to June 10, Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Herengracht 512, Amsterdam.

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Extra Bonus: the artdealer is situated in monumental canal house with a lovely garden view.

Oeufs / Eggs Marcel Broodthaers

Oeufs / Eggs

Belgian artist, poet and filmmaker Marcel Broodthaers (1924-76) loved Oeufs and Eggs, he used many of them as a subject for his paintings and installations in the 1960s.

We made a little collection out of some of his works containing Oeufs/eggs. These works, in white, are part of collections of various museum’s of modern art from allover the world. (see below)

“All is eggs. The world is an egg. The world is born of the great yolk, the sun.”
-– Marcel Broodthaers,1966.

Oeufs / Eggs Marcel Broodthaers
(Oeufs (Eggs), Marcel Broodthaers, 1966, collection S.M.A.K)

The image above is part of the ‘Broodthaerscabinet’: a space that museum S.M.A.K. in Brussels has created for the presentation of the works by Broodthaers from the museum’s collection. The cabinet will be opened through 02.09.18.

Moules/ Mussels

Marcel Broodthaers was also intrigued by Moules/Mussels besides eggs. If you’re interested read all all about that here Marcel-Broodthaers

(images via moma.org / museoreinasofia.es / moma.org / christies.com / smak.be )

Fun with Paintings by Javier Mayoral

Fun with Paintings by Javier Mayoral

The paintings (acrylics on wood) by Javier Mayoral are based on random texts, with just the right imagery added to them. Some are sexy, some are not: but all illustrations a little bit absurd.. So much fun and pretty at the same time. Available from pulpbrother.com. Price ranges from from $150 to $200.

As we speak (January 2018) the ‘Mustache’ painting on the left is still for sale. Javier Mayoral’s production seems high, so it’s maybe nice for you to follow him on instagram: @pulpbrother

(All images by/via pulpbrother.com)

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 groningermuseum.nl

Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Fashion does Art The Trend for 2017

Using art; as in Old Masters, for fashion clothing and/or accesories is at it’s peak right now. (it’s October, 2017) We, at Mimi Berlin, know so because Jeff Koons teamed up with Louis Vuitton to make the ‘Masters LV x Koons‘ capsule collection. (Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Masters LV x Koons. Front view. image via louisvuitton.com)

Above one of the results of this powerhouse collaboration: the ‘Neverfull’ bag with the Mona Lisa (chopped off at the neck) by Da Vinci: it says so, in goldtone capitals, written over the cheeks. The ‘Masters LV x Koons’ collection consists of 44 pieces divided over 5 ‘masters of art‘ the product-range goes from keychains and Iphone-covers to scarves and bags. We feel that this collection is the epitome of high-end consumerism, using art for fashion has reached the highest leve. (if anybody feels otherwise, please let us know, we are interested obviously)

Let’s be honest; nobody with so-called ‘good taste’ will want to buy products born from this collaboration and we think that ‘they’ (the brand Louis Vuitton and the artist Jeff Koons) know that.

So for anarchy’s sake we scream: Auch Haben! (years ago, for the same reason, we bought ourselves the classic Monogram canvas Speedy 30, personalized with embossed initials)

 

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The Ideal City/La Città Ideale in the 15th Century

The Ideal City/La Città Ideale in the 15th Century

If you paid attention during art history classes (well, even if you didn’t) you know that the paintings ‘The Ideal City/La Città Ideale’ are one of the most fine examples of Italian Renaissance work. The Ideal City/La Città Ideale is a name given to 3 paintings which are kept at Urbino, Baltimore and Berlin and are named likewise. They are also known as the Urbino perspectives. The Ideal City of Urbino is the one we would like to share with you in specific. The Ideal City of Urbino, circa 1470, tempera on panel. (image via commons.wikimedia.org)

At the time we were in school this painting was believed to be made by Piero della Francesca. After that it was attributed to Luciano Laurana (and Francesco di Giorgio, Martini or Melozzo da Forlì.) Nowadays nobody knows for sure. (#theunneccesraythings #youneedlearnandremember) Continue reading