If you walk from the Wilhelminaplein to the Station in Leeuwarden, you will notice some artworks. This time it is literally streetart, because there are five art works directly placed on the street, or more on the sidewalk. More
There are more than 7000 languages worldwide, maybe even more. Wednesday, May 23 2018, the Liet International Festival offered artists who sing in a minority or regional language a stageto bring different cultures and languages together. More
This work from Klaas Lageweg shows Saskia van Uylenburgh, the woman of the well-known baroque painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Saskia van Uylenburgh was born 400 years ago and was the daughter of the former mayor of Leeuwarden, that means she was part of a highly respected Frisian family. During her lifetimes having a relationship with an artist was not common because he was in a lower social position than her. Saskia was the inspiration and the muse of many of Rembrandt´s paintings. More
This work is a reproduction of an artwork from the famous M.C. Escher. It is located at Princessehof, the ceramic museum in Leeuwarden. The artist used the motive of a bird or more birds very often in many different ways and developed various graphic styles. Next to the huge bird consisting out of many birds is a sign and it is written: ”De graficus M.C. Escher werd geboren in het Princessehof op 17 juni 1898. De muurplastiek, naar een houtgravure van zijn hand, werd onthuld op 20 juni 1998” Translation: ”The graphic artist M.C. Escherwas born in the Princessehof on June 17th 1898. The wall plastic, after a wood engraving by his hand, was unveiled on June 20th 1998”
„Kultuur ken dat oek in de frituur?“ This is a very critical work, in a metaphorical sense it means that culture and art is a not or even very low paid field of work and that it is often not possible to earn enough money to live from it. Maybe this work should let people start thinking about society and the way we are behave with money? The black and white part of the graffiti in the background is made with the technique of a stencil. (At the back of the Westerkerk)
This is a very ironic one! The big white circle with the black point in the middle symbolises an eye. However, the other small circles are the signs for the language for blind people. But blind people cannot read the graffiti because the signs are not engraved in the wall and conversely, normally people cannot read the braille. The graffiti work is made by „Ljvant“ or also named „L.J. van Tuinen“ or „LJ van T“, an autonome artist. Many photos of his art works and some information can be found online.
The graffiti of the joker is a leftover of the former coffeeshop „Flower Power“. The face of the Joker seems a bit sneaky and that should symbolise the use and effect of smoking weed. Sadly, there is no artist written but I heard this work of art was made by a woman. You can find it at Ipe Brouwersteeg.
This work of graffiti, made by Harke Broersma, is very visibly located in the centre of Leeuwarden. You can find the artwork in the Oude Doelesteeg. The graffiti is a reproduction of a detail of the painting “Een gunstig uitkijkpunt” from the Dutch 19th century painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who was born in Dronrijp, Fryslân, and went to school in Leeuwarden. He was an influential academic realism painter. In the work is also the webpage www.mooileeuwarden.nl mentioned, a site with information about cultural happenings and places in Leeuwarden.
I came to Leeuwarden about two months ago and noticed the many very beautiful graffiti and street art works around. Therefore I wanted to get deeper into the topic. More
For me as an exchange student from Austria it was predictable that I won´t have that huge of a cultural shock, because Austria is, as well as the Netherlands, located in Northwest Europe. I guessed life and things will be quite similar to my home country, but there are more differences than I have thought there would be. I have noticed many small and nondescript seeming things. More
Attention readers! The YourPost team is happy to announce to you its newest rubric –“People of Leeuwarden”. Dedicated specially to people and for people to read, this rubric will tell the stories of different men and women who live in Leeuwarden. Our ultimate goal is to show the diverse citizens of this beautiful city and to introduce them to you –our readers.
Every week we will publish a photo of a person whose life you will read about. However, not everything will be revealed with the photo –the YourPost team hopes to give you the chance to guess and discuss what this person’s story is. We ask you to be creative and to give your honest (and nice) opinion about the lovely people that we will introduce to you. A day after the photo has been shared with you, we will publish an official post about the person on our Website.
You can expect our first story this week – gather up your ideas and let your imagination work.
How to introduce myself? Let’s see: My name is Anna Greifeneder, I am 23 years old and I am currently an exchange student Communication at NHL Stenden. I am born and raised in a small city in Austria, called Wels. It was always one of my wishes to study abroad and therefore, to get the chance to be part of Erasmus programme for one semester seemed perfect to me. More