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Mesmerizing mural, based on the design of a color test

text and image roberto voorbij This mural you could probably categorize as Optical Art. After all it does have a similar hypnotic effect. Particularly if you look at it a bit longer. But aside from this first formal interpretation it certainly … Continue reading

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Portrait 17: Bourgeois.

text and image roberto voorbij Portrait 17, part of the ongoing series ‘Artist Portraits’. Originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All collages have the same clear concept; an artist portrait in which the face is replaced by a work of … Continue reading

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Portrait 16: Oppenheim.

text and image roberto voorbij Portrait 16, part of the ongoing series ‘Artist Portraits’. Originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All collages have the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face is replaced by a work of this … Continue reading

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You are beautiful

image roberto voorbij Matthew Hoffman – You are beautiful (Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, 2014).

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Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

text and image roberto voorbij The rebuilding and renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is with the opening of the breathtaking Philips Wing as good as accomplished, as good as completed. This spotless side wing – another example of the … Continue reading

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Two flies with one blow

text roberto voorbij image ralf mitsch The English expression ‘kill two birds with one stone’ would be translated in Dutch to ‘two flies with one blow’. This specific translation is particularly appropriate for the truly eye catching design pendant made … Continue reading

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Sculptures by the sea by the IJ

text and image roberto voorbij In the wonderful – by former Dutch state architect Jo Coenen designed – Amsterdam Public Library is until September 30th the chance to see some of the most special pieces of the magnificent collection of … Continue reading

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Amazing Wire Briefcase by Maria Hees

text and image roberto voorbij This amazing wire briefcase is part of the current presentation of the Amsterdam Stedelijk Musem design collection. This must have designer briefcase is however just a prototype. Really love how this – dating from 1978 … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Shell

image rutger floor text roberto voorbij Oil painting by Dutch artist Rutger Floor. Depicting Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, versus the logo of Royal Dutch Shell. The form resemblance is striking, endless are the overlaps between both. Both symbols of … Continue reading

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Screen-Free Week 2013

text and image roberto voorbij Screen-Free Week / a.k.a. Digital Detox Week – ‘Turn off screens and turn on life’. April 29 – May 5, 2013.

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