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WHEN MUSIC BECOMES ANOTHER TIME AND SPACE – Sharon Den Adel

Among her favorite artists, there are the Nirvana, Björk and the Enigma. This little girl was born in 1974 at Waddinxveen https://rail.cc/en/waddinxveen/c (a municipality in South Holland). As a child, she had never taken singing lessons, but had basic lessons on breathing technique. Sharon Den Adel is now a songwriter, co-founder of a music group. Before becoming a singer, she ...

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THE LAWS – Novel, by Connie Palmen

Her full name is Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria Palmen, but this Dutch writer is known as Connie Palmen. She was born at St. Odiliënberg (a small village in central Limburg, east of the Maas River) in 1995. http://www.netherlands-tourism.com/limburg/ After studying Dutch literature and philosophy, in 1991 she published her first novel, gaining extraordinary success. As if walking like an acrobat ...

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NO EXISTENTIAL FAITH – The silent horizon of Anneke Brassinga

Already in 1974 she published (with a pseudonym) prose and poetry in a literary magazine, but her first collection of poems was born in 1987. Anneke Brassinga, a poet, writer and essayist was born in Schaarsbergen in 1948. The postmodernist core of Anneke Brassinga‘s work is spirited and melancholy, full of surrealist nuances.  In 2008 she received the Constantijn Huygens ...

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ROBIN WAGENVOORT (1986), DUTCH SURREALIST PHOTOGRAPHER – Digital Face Art Artist

LOVING CAMERA AND COUNTRYSIDE ROBIN WAGENVOORT 1/3 – He was born in 1986 in Hengelo, https://www.hengelo.nl/Welkom-in-Hengelo/Actueel/Talen/Welcome-to-Hengelo.html town in the eastern part of the Netherlands. He comes from a musical family, but despite his great musical talent, he differs from his family. He loves the camera and the countryside, where he frequently stays and then often comes home with beautiful pictures. ...

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PIETER DE HOOCH (1629/1684), DUTCH PAINTER – Painter of middle-class Dutch interiors

ADDING EMPHASIS TO ELABORATION OF DECORATION AND COSTUMES PIETER DE HOOCH 1/3 – was born in Rotterdam in 1629, at the age of sixteen studied painting under the guidance of a master, who had just returned from a stay in Italy. Growing up, his career took place between the Hague, Amsterdam and Delft, where he painted scenes of family life, ...

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KEES VAN DONGEN (1877/1968), DUTCH PAINTER – Painting Paris: from the realism of brothels to worldly lounges

PAINTING IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF LIES – PORTRAITIST OF HIGH SOCIETY WOMEN KEES VAN DONGEN 1/3 – He was born in Delfshaven in 1877 and he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. In 1895, “Blue Self-Portrait” marks the intense color entrance in his painting. Two years later he was fascinated by the pictorial style of Vuillard ...

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KAREL APPEL (1921/2006), DUTCH ABSTRACT PAINTER – The hedonistic pleasure of the creative gesture

SPONTANEOUS ESPRESSIONISM, WHICH CREATES IRONIC AND GROTTESCHE FIGURES KAREL APPEL 1/3 – This Dutch painter and sculptor was born in Amsterdam in 1921. Growing up, he studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, but had to wait till 1946 to complete his first exhibition (though very young, he already had a personal style), with clear pictorial influences from ...

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JAN TOOROP (1858/1928), DUTCH SYMBOLIST PAINTER – Painting Desire and Satisfaction

QUICKLY ADAPTED TO NEW STYLES AND GENRES JAN TOOROP 1/3 – He was born on the island of Java, has Dutch parents and his early childhood was wrapped up by the oriental suggestions of this island. He had attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, being artistically influenced in Brussels, in the shadow of the symbolic poetry environment. After ...

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THE SHORT MUSICAL HISTORY OF THE DANCING ELF

The name of the musician born in London on September 30, 1947 was Mark Feld, but this singer, guitarist and composer (frontman of the band Tyrannosaurus Rex), who died in a road accident before his thirtieth birthday is known as Marc Bolan. The son of a truck driver, who grew up in East London had a big passion for rock ...

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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE – Novel, by Virginia Woolf

A book which follows the tradition of the Modernist novel, the one, where the plot has secondary importance to the psychological introspection of the characters. To the lighthouse is a novel published for the first time in 1927. In 1998, the Modern Library named the novel No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th ...

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