After almost two year I was again in Amsterdam this year. I went there to shoot a new photo project of mine with Esoneart Graffiti, DigitalDuo Fotografie, RvP-Photography and Laura Ploeger Photography. Photos will follow.
On one of my free days I went to the Stedelijk Museum and to the #IAMAMSTERDAM sign in Amsterdam and I totally enjoyed it. Art and colours make me happy and I love combining colours in my styling also a lot. For me art is everything. There is art in a painting, there is art in writing, there is art in singing, there is art in filming, there is art in the nature. Just open your eyes and see the truth:
“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
― Pablo Picasso
Henri Matisse was like every other artist growing and developing during his work life until he found his own style. The exhibition was showing me every single step of his development and I must say I loved the huge painting with the simple colours the most. I know he was so happy about his paintings, because we all love everything that we create. They are like our babies.
“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” Henri Matisse
See here how his painting developed through the years:
The other parts of the exhibition included different contemporary art and art made during the 2nd world war, when the Nazis have been in Amsterdam. Enjoy and I hope some pictures will make you think:
My favorite picture from the 2nd world war section was without any doubt the young boy – or is it a girl. The look in his eyes captivated me the most. Life can be very funny and colourful as the art of painting, but when death and war is around you everything becomes grey.
To find out the name of the artists and to see the whole development of Henri Matisse you should totally go to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam: http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/the-oasis-of-matisse.
I hope you enjoyed this post and trust me you will not regret watching all the beautiful in Amsterdam and if you are done you can then go to the Rijksmuseum.
Cheers Lyz Lupo