het student / the student

Het Student, text by Hella Haase ea, 1958



A 3000-2000 BC monument, and still secrets to reveal. 

New underground images shine light on a large complex of constructions used in rituals dating back thousands of years, read more here.


Pieces of Matisse

Matisse sent test pieces like these to his clients for color approval
Red Interior. Still Life on a Blue Table, 1947

I visited 'Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs' exhibition @ Tate, but appreciated the book that accompanied the show even more. A lot of beautiful photos of Matisse at work, clipping, pointing out pieces of colored paper against the wall. Too bad his collection of gigantic scissors wasn't captured in film nor present in the exhibition.


Lord Nelson’s Portrait Gallery

Some pictures from our visit to the exhibition Lord Nelson’s Portrait Gallery by Nel Aerts.
On show till 04 October 2014 at Carl Freedman Gallery - so bring another visit to London baby!
I wrote a text about this gaudy gathering of figures - you can read it in its entirety here.

...The figure of the night cries his heart out. Like a punctured balloon he ascends into
a cloud-filled blackness. His crocodile tears and bow tie steal the show, but mostly they invoke
compassion. Other silently sobbing snivellers observe him from a lonely corner. Sculptural tears
enclose them, whisper salty nothings into their ears. One-eye stands stiff as a board, taking it all in.
Cross-eye with the curly wig cannot see beyond the end of his neck. The sky opens up for the sailor on watch. He
hopes yet to steer this fleet of frecklefaces, hammerheads and stiffnecks into the right direction. With
fields of clouds, ice cream scoops, rain showers and crying fits drifting by on the horizon. Sluggishly
they undergo their fate, floating like driftwood on the waves of their own carved-out and etched-on


'Du bord des routes' according to J. Verroust

 'Les inspirés du bord des routes' by Jacques Verroust & Jacques Lacarrière, 1978


Boetti's Little Faces

Alighiero Boetti, 'Faccine (Little Faces)', 1979
And a group of children coloring Faccine, c. 1980

From 'Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan', Tate, 2012


aarde erde terre earth

from 'De Aarde' (De Haan - Grote Thema's)


Malevich, May 1935

Malevich’s grave, underneath the black square

'Suprematist composition', 1915