Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jheronimus Bosch, The Netherlands 2016

Royal Dutch Mint issued a silver plated 5 euro and silver proof collectors coin

The design was made by artist Danielle van Vree. The coin is available in Copper-Nickel in UNC and BU quality, in Silver Proof, in Gold Proof (10 euro coin), and in coloured set. The coins in the coloured set (which can be seen here) are individually numbered which has never been done before on a Dutch collectors coin. The reverse depicts several fragments of paintings of Jheronimus Bosch which include The Haywain Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Magician and The Last Judgement.  LINK Royal Dutch Mint (in Dutch)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grace VanderWaal

New future talent 
Source: NOS, NBC and Youtube

Grace VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004, VanderWaal began composing her first songs at age three, using a wireless microphone. As a preteen, she found songwriting inspiration by watching movies and trying to imagine what a character was feeling, and "what it would be like if I were them, and wrote a song. A lot of my songs are like that." VanderWaal has written original songs (including those she has sung in competition) and recorded them, accompanying herself on ukulele, on her YouTube channel, Oh Never mind it's just me. She also sings and uploads covers of popular songs, including "Ex's and Oh's", "Pity Party", "Imagine", and "Breathe Me". After learning to play the ukulele, VanderWaal began to perform during open mic events at small venues near her home. For the June 7, 2016, broadcast during the eleventh season of NBC's America's Got Talent, VanderWaal auditioned with her original song, "I Don't Know My Name", and was Howie Mandel's "golden buzzer" act. Cowell called VanderWaal "the next Taylor Swift." She would continue the trend of performing only original songs, including her next performance at the quarterfinals on August 23, 2016, titled "Beautiful Thing", a song written for her sister. For the semifinals on August 30, she performed "Light the Sky", and for the September 13 finals, she sang "Clay", a song about being bullied. In September 2016, she signed a deal with Columbia Records. LINK Youtube and NBC

Sunday, September 18, 2016

@ PHŒBUS Rotterdam

Stefan Gritsch, 'Body of Memory' and Johan van Oord and more

«When, after dismantling an exhibition of my almost 30-year-old bodies of acrylic paint, I add new paint to them in the studio or cut them up to create new colour combinations, when I include soup bones collected over the past 20 years and newspaper clippings of maps showing conflict zones, then I see that as a gesture of repetition and transposition, as a nod to a place and as a reflection of the phenomenon of time. Taking an image apart, deconstructing it with a view to difference and relating it to everyday artifacts means revisiting it and allowing for a new modified view that includes the past. I don’t think focusing is important, nor is a detached and objective approach. That is just a way of discovering, describing and representing details. What is important to me is touch. I’m looking for closeness and blurring and blending; I want to be in between as a point of departure for producing something visual.» Stefan Gritsch, August 2015 

Johan van Oord, 'noir puissant, noir absolu’. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Photo made in Oakland USA and Finov former DDR

I have for years engaged in art, the antennae of society, my blog seems to change, it seems that the antennae of society have no effect anymore. But I'm going through. Despite the weak sounds of others. I give my blog content of what is happening around me and my art friends, See Facebook. Twitter and other canals on internet. Dolf Pauw

LINK the start

Hotel Ruanda and Syria

Whats wrong with this world?

Der Film erzählt die auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruhende Geschichte des Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali während des Völkermordes in Ruanda im Frühjahr 1994. In dem seit vielen Jahrzehnten bestehenden Konflikt zwischen der Bevölkerungsmehrheit der Hutus und den politisch wie wirtschaftlich dominierenden Tutsi wird am Abend des 6. April 1994 das Flugzeug des Präsidenten Juvénal Habyarimana beim Landeanflug auf Kigali abgeschossen, was die Auseinandersetzungen eskalieren lässt. Daraufhin sterben in Ruanda in nur 100 Tagen ca. eine Million Menschen durch Gewalttaten von Hutu-Milizen, Militär- und Polizeiangehörigen. Im Mittelpunkt des Films steht der Hotelmanager Paul Rusesabagina und das Schicksal seiner Familie. Paul übernimmt die Leitung des Vier-Sterne-Hotels „Des Milles Collines“, nachdem der belgische Hoteldirektor abgereist ist. Paul gelingt es, seine Familie und die Nachbarfamilien vor Hutu-Rebellen zu retten, indem er den Anführer mit Geld besticht. Zudem darf er seine Familie mit ins Hotel nehmen. Nachdem die Rote-Kreuz-Schwester Pat Archer zusätzlich zwanzig Waisenkinder in das Hotel bringt, gewährt Paul schließlich mehr als 1200 Flüchtlingen den Zutritt ins Hotel.  
The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎‎) is an ongoing multi-sided armedconflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the 2011 Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad's government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. The war is now being fought among several factions: the Syrian Government, a loose alliance of Syrian Arab rebel groups, the Syrian Democratic Forces, Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front) who often co-operate with the rebels, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The factions receive substantial support from foreign actors, leading many to label the conflict a proxy war waged by both regional and global powers. No link about this

Monday, September 12, 2016

Russians (song)

By Sting

"Russians" is a song by Sting, from his debut solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, released in July 1985, and released as a single in November. The song is a commentary and plea that critiques the then-dominant Cold War foreign policy and doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD) by the United States and the Soviet Union. The song speaks to both sides ("there's no monopoly on common sense/ On either side of the political fence") as it describes the thoughts of ordinary citizens of both superpowers and their divergence from official U.S. policies in the early 1980s of a limited or 'winnable' nuclear war ("there's no such thing as a winnable war/It's a lie we don't believe anymore"). It then recounts and rejects the views of both US President Reagan ("Mr. Reagan says 'We will protect you'/I don't subscribe to this point of view", a reference to the proposed SDI/'Star Wars' initiative) and Soviet Premier Khrushchev ("Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you/ I don't subscribe to this point of view"). Hence he hopes that the "Russians love their children too," since this would apparently be the only thing that would save the world from eventual obliteration by nuclear weapons ("[J. Robert] Oppenheimer's deadly toy"). Historically, the Cold War entered its final years around the time "Russians" was released, when Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, and in 1989 Gorbachev and Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, declared the Cold War over at the Malta Summit, with the Soviet Union dissolving two years later. LINK youtube (Vevo)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doutzen Kroes fashion & muse

Photo’s Anton Corbijn     Design Julius Vermeulen

PostNL comes with special new stamps. Starting Monday you can buy a sheet with photographs of supermodel Doutzen Kroes. The pictures on the theme 'Doutzen, fashion & Muse were taken by photographer Anton Corbijn. A sheet of stamps with the model contains ten different black and white photographs, which is played with blue circles that refer to different fashion themes. Corbijn wanted his picture "back to basics" by Doutzen photograph as pure and natural as possible. LINK PostNL

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Behind this blog

For those who do not know me, I'm Dolf Pauw and place more than a decade items of art and other issues. Thanks for visiting this blog. 
LINK Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Interview with Nelson Mandela 1961

BOEREN EN BANTOES (Bantu and Farmers)
Broadcast:  AVRO television; 01-30-1961; AVRO; 35'32'' 

A television interview with Nelson Mandela is found in Dutch archives. The media archive Sound and Vision in Hilversum, it turns out, the oldest TV interview with Nelson Mandela held. Which is published by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which keeps the memory of the anti-apartheid fighter and later president of South Africa alive. Not the whole interview was preserved, but a fragment of almost half a minute which was used in 1961 in the program Bantu and Farmers a AVRO program of the then foreign affairs specialist G.B.J. Hiltermann. LINK

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Seen @ Observant 
August 28, Amersfoort

With quiet relaxed music the play opened and the actors introduce themselves in a surprising manner and go straight into attack to the public. A hilarious moment the EXIT Card was introduced in an icy environment. One of the EXIT cards would come into force. But unfortunately happened not what the buyer expected. So the play continues for thirty minutes with a fantastic structure and tension with delicious dialogues through. In conclusion finds a climax instead of the EXIT Card guarantee!. Visit the upcoming play in Nijmegen! Don’t miss it! My compliments to the actors, director and writer. Dolf Pauw 

LINK De Wolven Lisa Weeda

Friday, August 26, 2016

Festival FRANJE Amersfoort

The play EXIT

The Wolves is a young theater company that is eager to play at special locations. Biography Wolves consists graduated actors Charlotte Kuyvenhoven Marijke Meems and Lieke Jooste. Wolves collaborates with director Mark Colijn and new writing talent (Creative Writing ArtEZ). The opening performance of EXIT will take place August 27 at the festival Franje in Amersfoort. Accidentally are the originators of this concept not mentioned on the poster. That is why I put a customized poster on my art blog. I'm going Sunday to Amersfoort! Dolf Pauw
LINK dolfpauw LINK

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Arabic lettering

It says: 
"The only goal of this text is to spread panic 
among those who fear the Arabic language."

The bag, designed by Rock Paper Scissors a graphic design studio/print shop based in Haifa which is run by Sana Jammalieh and Haitham Charles Haddad.
LINK RPS @ instagram

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Wolves comes! EXIT

A theater play written by 'Lisa Weeda' 
performance by The Wolves.

The Wolves is a young theater company that is eager to play at special locations. Biography Wolves consists graduated actors Charlotte Kuyvenhoven Marijke Meems and Lieke Jooste. Wolves collaborates with director Mark Colijn and new writing talent (Creative Writing ArtEZ). The opening performance of EXIT will take place August 27 at the festival in Amersfoort. More information later. 
LINK Twitter LINK franje LINK De Wolven 

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Action Comics #1

Action Comics #1 (June 1938) is the first issue of the original run of the comic book series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes-most notably the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman. For this reason it is widely considered both the beginning of the superhero genre and the most valuable comic book of all time. On August 24, 2014, a copy graded 9.0 by CGC was sold on eBay for US $3,207,852. It is the only comic book to have sold for more than $3 million for a single original copy. Action Comics would go on to run for 904 numbered issues (plus additional out-of-sequence special issues) before it restarted its numbering in the fall of 2011. It is scheduled to return to its original numbering in 2016. It is not to be confused with the first issue of the second series (or "volume") of Action Comics which was launched as part of DC Comics' New 52 revamp in the fall of 2011. LINK sell my comic books

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Around the books

Philip Akkerman collage, Paneto abstract mixed materials, Kees Koomen painting and Philip Akkerman drawing.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

None Of Us Are Free

Performance by Solomon Burke 

It was first recorded by Ray Charles on his 1993 album My World, but received relatively little attention at that time. A version was also included by Lynyrd Skynyrd on their 1997 album Twenty. In 2002, a version was recorded by soul singer Solomon Burke on his album Don't Give Up On Me. The track featured The Blind Boys of Alabama on backing vocals, and the album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, bringing Burke back into the public eye. The song was released as a single in the UK, and "None of Us Are Free" became a feature of Burke's later performances. His version of the track was also notably featured at the end of the sixth episode of the second season of House. Solomon Burke on Youtube

Friday, July 29, 2016

Speech @ Democratic Convention USA

By Khizr Khan (Full Speech) 
Source STA Network

One of the finest and most damning addresses of the Democratic National Convention was delivered on Thursday night by one of the event’s lowest profile speakers. Khizr Khan addressed the Philadelphia crowd to recount the story of his son Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan painted a portrait of heroism, patriotism, bravery, and sacrifice - one that stood in stark contrast to the invidious message Donald Trump has issued to describe American Muslims and the unconstitutional religious test he has offered to bar Muslim immigrants from entering this country. Quite simply, Khan put Donald Trump to shame. 
LINK Democratic Convention 2016-July 28

Friday, July 22, 2016

251.000 Pageviews after (plus) ten years

So ... the world and art lovers I would like to thank you for your attention to my Artblog. I will keep going, sometimes the messages are not about art. But thanks for your visit on my Artblog! 
Greetings Dolf Pauw  LINK

New York’s Oldest Museums: Where Are They Now?

Note: The analog picture is better than the digital picture.

On an international scale, New York City isn’t an especially old city, but in its history from the 17th century to today quite a lot has changed in its urban landscape. Old NYC, a project by software engineer Dan Vanderkam, launched last month with thousands of images from the New York Public Library (NYPL) mapped across the five boroughs. Based on the NYPL’s 80,000 image collection Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s–1970s, Old NYC centers heavily on the 1920s to ’40s, with photographs by Percy Loomis Sperr. Vanderkam previously created an Old SF interactive map of photographs from the San Francisco Public Library, and Old NYC, created in collaboration with the NYPL, was an 18-month passion project. The New York City photograph collection began in the 1920s, not long after the opening of the new central library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The goal was to document the changing face of New York City, with a particular emphasis on new building construction, and on the structures torn down and replaced. The method is clear in this 1937 progress report by librarian Sylvester L. Vigilante on obtaining photographs: "The old Union League Building and site was taken care of and the erection of the new building is being covered.... Through the newspapers and tips from interested people, we get a line on demolitions, events and street changes." 
LINK The New York City library

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

No bombs or other things but Kunstgebouw Kookboek

2002 edition 
Collection dolfpauw 

Kunstgebouw makes visible what has and promotes what might be in the area of cultural education in England. From the Art Building | Academy, we help schools, communities and culture providers to increase their professionalism. With Look | Arts and Science | Art, we offer two complete primary schools and related arts programs. 
LINK Kunstgebouw Rijswijk (Site in Dutch)

Sunday, July 17, 2016


To give his nation a modern outlook, Atatürk introduced many reforms: European hats replaced the fez; women stopped wearing the veil; all citizens took surnames; and the Islamic calendar gave way to the Western calendar. A vast transformation took place in the urban and rural life. It can be said that few nations have ever experienced anything comparable to the social change in Atatürk's Turkey. Legal Transformation "We must liberate our concepts of justice, our laws and legal institutions from the bonds which hold a tight grip on us although they are incompatible with the needs of our century." Between 1926 and 1930, the Turkish Republic achieved a legal transformation which might have required decades in most other countries. Religious laws were abolished, and a secular system of jurisprudence introduced. The concepts, the texts and contexts of the laws were made harmonious with the progressive thrust of Atatürk's Turkey. " The nation", Atatürk said, " has placed its faith in the precept that all laws should be inspired by actual needs here on earth as a basic fact of national life." Among the far-reaching changes were the new Civil Code, Penal Code, and Business Law, based on the Swiss, Italian and German models respectively. The new legal system made all citizens - men and women, rich and poor - equal before the law. It gave Turkey a firm foundation for a society of justice and equal rights. Social Reforms "The major challenge facing us is to elevate our national life to the highest level of civilization and prosperity." Atatürk's aim was to modernize Turkish life in order to give his nation a new sense of dignity, equality, and happiness. After more than three centuries of high achievement, the Ottoman Empire had declined from the 17th to the early 20th Century: With Sultans presiding over a social and economic system mired in backwardness, the Ottoman state had become hopelessly outmoded for the modern times. Atatürk resolved to lead his country out of the crumbling past into a brave new future. In his program of modernization, secular government and education played a major role. Making religious faith a matter of individual conscience, he created a truly secular system in Turkey, where the vast Moslem majority and the small Christian and Jewish minorities are free to practice their faith. As a result of Atatürk's reforms, Turkey -unlike scores of other countries- has fully secular institutions. The leader of modern Turkey aspired to freedom and equality for all. When he proclaimed the Republic, he announced that " the new Turkish State is a state of the people and a state by the people." Having established a populist and egalitarian system, he later observed: "We are a nation without classes or special privilidges." He also stressed the paramount importance of the peasants, who had long been neglected in the Ottoman times: " The true owner and master of Turkey is the peasant who is the real 
producer." LINK Atatürk