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The unusual combination of materials I have had at my disposal since 2014, namely rolls of colourful and contrasting high grade vinyls and a pile of plexiglass, has been keeping me pretty occupied.

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The name Eugène Marais is familiar to many cultured Afrikaans-speaking South Africans, and undoubtably far beyond.

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Lipsticks have been around for a very long time and have always been a part of cultural, fashion and social statements.

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There used to be a very good South African restaurant in Amsterdam called ‘Pygmalion’, located at the beginning of the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, a narrow street with art galleries and antique boutiques running all the way over the canals from the Herengracht to the Rijksmuseum.

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One of my favourite titles in modern art that comes with the painting is ‘Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point’ by the Dutch-American grandmaster of art, Willem de Kooning (1904-1997).

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Titles to works of art generally help viewers understand what they are looking at.

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One of most iconic women in the world is undoubtedly Lady Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, also known as the Statue of Liberty.

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What to do with an artist’s work when he or she passes away can be quite exasperating.

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A while ago, The Washoe Club, one of the dozen or so bars in Virginia City, Nevada, came up with a potent new variation of a drink called a 'Tarantula Juice'.

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According to an expert on contemporary art affiliated with a leading auction house, red is always hot.

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There is a remarkable theory on composition which intrigues me because of its influence on how images affect us. 

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Henri Matisse has been one of my favourite French artists ever since I became familiar with the range and extent of his work.

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The heritage of the baobab is as fascinating as it is unique.

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Apart from introducing standards such as the decimal kilogramme, litre and metre, and ordering every citizen who did not yet have an official surname to register one, Napoleon Bonaparte of France is also accredited for decorating large areas of Europe with plane trees.

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I would like to shine some light on the connect between Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and another Dutch artist of his era, Isaac Israels (1865-1934).

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Probably the most dominent history of pools in western society dates back to Greek and Roman emperors, who maintained them with live fish of all sorts. One can just imagine.

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Look at a globe of our planet and what you see is a mere snapshot of the continents as they have evolved through time. 

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A quote by Cleo Lane, a contemporary, yet elderly lady jazz singer: “One’s art is the result of the kind of life one lives.”

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A while ago I found another kind of material to work with.

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Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the presence of certain people in their lives who motivated them to create some of their best pieces.