The cultural hero displays a fixed set of characteristics: brilliance of mind, work ethos, and a talent no one else possesses. These qualities explain how Filippo Brunelleschi could create one of Tuscany’s greatest landmarks, 600 years ago.
The 33rd edition of TEFAF this month confirms the relevant position of art dealers as important gatekeepers of the art market once again. But what about the early days of this fascinating discipline, did they function as suppliers of beauty or rather as calculated businessmen?
Feet. Why would I need those when I have wings to fly? is Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life’s mantra. This blog analyzes how het Nationale Ballet gave the rebellious icon feet to dance with.
What makes art taste good? By serving cake, museums might help you along. Why does apple pie with whipped cream affect your museum experience? Nynke Feenstra explains how a museum visit is part of a complex interplay of experiences that transcend the time and place of your visit.
The Dutch television series Hollands Hoop aired its final season on February 9. Comparing the series with hip-hop from the popular Dutch music collective ‘Boerenjongens’, we see how both rap and series depict the rural ‘underdogs’ of the Netherlands, hustling their way through the countryside.
On January 31st, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. Negotiations were, and continue to be, long and difficult. Could things have turned out differently? Renske Janssen explains how a Roman emperor might have approached the situation.