(serious) visual art (painting, sculpture, installation, etc.)

Some memorable dance moments in film.

 

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Aliens and space ships, love and humour, tragedy and the after world….
Great song, on loop all week >>

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It was already over with my girlfriend when I went to see Prince live in concert in 1992 in Rotterdam. Not that she knew it already, I hadn’t told her yet. This coincided with the looming termination of my physics study at uni and leaving the student house I was living in.

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This is music.

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The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropicalheat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. (from)

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Just as his latest and enigmatic brilliant video ‘Lazarus’ came out on his 69th birthday it turned out to be quite something else.

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There is something about the early 50s.

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Old Sovjet Record

Old Sovjet Record

One time on a visit to my father he got out this old record player from the attic and put on a 78 rpm (I believe he got from his father); a Sovjet-labelled record from the Fyodorov Sisters and it was as like a call from another world.

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Since 2000 Amsterdam-based photographer Thomas Schlijper makes at least one picture a day, without exceptions. He manages to capture a positive view onto the world mostly in Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Paris and elsewhere.

Stromae makes me very happy. This is why:

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This Seattle-based indie band is no more. Fortunately their dreamy music lives on.
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Great documentary about the late Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, perhaps the biggest genius in the world of European “comics”, reaching well beyond the genre and creating visuals for films like Tron and the Fifth Element… all that accompanied by the alien tunes of former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos.

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The true innovators.

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This is a top 10 of my favourite graphic novels / artists.

 

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The difficulty with abstract expressionism like that of Barnett Newman is that it doesn’t represent something (immediately) recognizable. That doesn’t necessary mean there is nothing to relate to though.

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Surreal, beautiful, dreamy, amazing…
Jason deCaires Taylor‘s underwater sculptures:

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Click here for the meaning of life:

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Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece.
More than just a book; you can create your own stories.

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