Asset Protection Trust – What is it?

Secure the assets with trust

The liability risks in connection with the assets generated have increased significantly in recent years. The stock is no longer threatened only by inflation or taxes, but also by entrepreneurial actions, financings, but also divorce or succession. All these events entail the risk of liability access by potential creditors, as clearly illustrated in the cover story of DATEV magazine 2/2016 . Especially managers or business owners should create conditions at an early stage in order to protect their private assets against unauthorized access by third parties, white lawyer Uwe Martens from Frankfurt /M.

 Design options

This refers to legally permissible designs that serve the purpose of transferring the private assets to family members, a foundation or a trust so as to prevent access by third parties such as banks, the tax office or the ex-spouse or compulsory portion. Asset Protection – German: weath protection programmes – is the magic word here. Segregation of the private assets of entrepreneurial risks can be considered, for example, by means of goods swings or family-owned companies ; but also the transfer of the family dormitory can be an option, as explained by tax adviser Frank Wehr from Munich, Asset protection thus not only serves to hedge against depreciation, inflation or devaluation but rather offers the possibility of protecting one’s own capital from future access by third parties.

 Provide on time

But beware! In order for the business assets and in particular the private assets separated from such liability to be effectively withdrawn in an emergency, appropriate precautionary measures must be taken in good time. It is necessary to set the course early – not only when the child is already in the well, warns lawyer Florian shoe, Frankfurt / M., Based on his experience from the consulting practice. If liability is already evident, such as insolvency, the measures described above can no longer be implemented. The basic prerequisite is, therefore, to complete the foreclosure of the assets before any future risk of liability arises, as lawyer Uwe Martens, Frankfurt / M. explained.

Interdisciplinary cooperation

Forms that serve to hedge private assets in the face of risks that are difficult to predict or threatened with claims for damages have already had a long tradition in the USA and England. In the meantime, wealth protection is becoming an increasingly important discipline in this country as well. However, asset protection is not a separate area of law, but rather an interdisciplinary structure that requires the cooperation of specialized lawyers and tax consultants. In any case, the tax or legal advisor has an exciting, multi-faceted field of activity. Tangible are inheritance and tax law as well as corporate and insolvency law. In order to support property owners in good time, the interdisciplinary cooperation between tax consultants and lawyers is an obvious choice.


To have protection and peace for a lifetime does not have to be wishful thinking. Well-advised, properly prepared and implemented with the help of experts, you can succeed in securing your own assets before you know about a lawsuit, threatened with bankruptcy or if you are involved in a business or investment.

Paintings – Abstract paintings – Great paintings – Direct from the artist

I always have a large and varied selection of my paintings for sale here in my online gallery. You will find many different motifs, color combinations, and sizes. And there are new ones coming on. There are new updates every week, so it may be good to check in regularly.

An abstract painting fits perfectly into the modern residence, typically held in the Scandinavian style, with a stylish look and bright colors. Here, a painting with color and mood becomes a natural gathering point that attracts attention. With a good contrast to the subdued colors of the decor. It gives life and soul to the wall of the living room and the other rooms in your home.

I have no physical galleries and only show my art here in my online gallery. Because it means fewer costs for me and ensures that I can sell to customers at reasonable prices.

Canvas print in unique designs

I make canvas prints with abstract designs. It’s still my paintings I’m based on, and then I develop the colors, details, and elements until the desired effect and subject matter appear.

As always, I attach great importance to the fact that it is a unique quality product. The leather is therefore made of a good 100% cotton in a thick quality. The colors are from Epson. They have a high quality that guarantees that they last for a minimum of 30 years. The blind frame is the one I use for the paintings – European stave-lime fir tree.

Product design – make your products unique

I receive many requests from companies regarding the use of my designs in their products.

Therefore, I’ve created a page where you can see the designs I offer, as well as read how to get licensed to use them. Are there any of my paintings you want to use, or would you like to collaborate on developing new designs, then it is also possible.

My designs are used, among other things, in snowboards, wrist watches, lady fashion, jewelry, and linens. Here are 3 examples of bedding designs. See more examples of designs and products on the page.

Artist Michael Lønfeldt

I find inspiration for my colorful abstract paintings in many different places. Not least in nature, traveling and traveling around the Danish country.

Ideas often occur at a glance I get from a specific scenario with shapes or color combinations I see.

It is important to me that the abstract art I make is inspiring curiosity. And draws the viewer so that he and she again find new details in the artwork.

Therefore, I always try to get lots of fine details, depths, contrasts and beautiful colors with many shades in my works.

Artists back on school benches

Sculptors, designers, musicians … since 2013, they finally benefit from continuing education. An unrecognized right that allows them to expand their palette and develop their creativity. This summer, in Strasbourg, the High School of Arts of the Rhine, inaugurated a set of workshops for visual artists.

Few people know: since 2013, artists-authors have the right to continuing education … which all other employees have enjoyed since 1971! The idea? Allow any active person to deepen his skills free of charge, on the premise that learning, a guarantee of fulfillment, does not necessarily end in studies. Why so long deprived artists-authors? Perhaps because of a too romantic vision of these, though as cut off from the world of work and its practical aspects. “The artists are the first to laugh when we talk to them about” continuing education “, imagining having to follow an” InDesign internship “or” conflict management “, says David Cascaro.

Last July, in Strasbourg, this director of the High School of Arts of the Rhine (HEAR which includes the Higher School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, the Mulhouse School of Art and the Academy of Music of Strasbourg) inaugurated summer sessions for them. Either a set of workshops lasting three to five days, ranging from design to sound creation and molding techniques.

Ceramics, molding or practice of presence

Boulle, Estienne, Beaux-Arts of Paris: many schools (but also independent artists convention) offer courses likely to be financed by the Afdas, the organization which, since its creation in 1971, manages the financing of the continuing education in the areas of culture, communication, and recreation. Thanks to a contribution of 0.35% deducted from artists’ pay slips and 0.1% from broadcasters, Afdas finances up to 7 200 euros of training per person per year: in 2014, she has offered internships to nearly 2,000 artist-writers.

Sculpture, photography, music: whatever their field, visual artists can follow any training. Including those called “transversal”, useful for any professional: languages, management, internet or even gestures and postures. Only condition: to be affiliated to the Agessa (the social security of artists-authors) or to the House of Artists, or to justify having collected 9 000 euros of copyright over the last three years. And make a request at least fifteen days before the desired training.

For the artist-author, this is an opportunity to enrich his palette. This summer at the HEAR, Jeanne Bischoff followed a sharp training in ceramics and molding, areas where she was still a novice. “I work on the motif and the old engravings but the object interests me more and more. We need to confront new techniques to enrich our practice, ” says the artist, who regrets not having had this chance ” earlier in life. “Since 2013, Zahra Poonawala has, in turn, used almost all annual rights to form. Specialist in sound arts, interactive installations, performances, and videos, she has especially benefited to adapt to new editing software. Exchanges of knowledge, readings of texts: at the HEAR summer school, the artist has this time received training on the “practice of presence”. “The meeting with a philosopher made me reconnect with this discipline which seemed to be obscure. She made me want to attend other conferences, “she says.

“We could compare our performances, which is a wealth” Antonin Goyard

Because it is also a question of thinking about his art. Also at HEAR, Antonin Goyard attended a workshop on performance and bodywork. The opportunity “to reflect” on his practice of mural and monumental painting. “For the first time, I was taking a course that posed real questions about art,” says the self-taught, who registered to put himself in danger. I wanted to get other people back on my work and put myself on the side of the learner. What is hard is to get off his pedestal: while we are master of his studio, we find ourselves behind the desk, “he confesses. But these formations are precious places of exchange and boiling: “We were able to confront our performances, which is a wealth. Nobody sees things the same way. There is a laboratory side, test area. ”

Only downside: often poorly informed, artists-writers still hesitate to take the plunge. “They are not so used to being entitled to that there were quite a few participants,” said Jeanne Bischoff. To the point that some workshops have been canceled due to lack of registrations. “Yet these courses are funded 100% by the Afdas or the department! I could access it very simply, ” she rejoices. Hoping that others will also seize the opportunity.

How do you choose a painting that fits your home?

It may be a bit of a challenge to choose the right painting for the wall in the living room or other room of the home.

There are many factors that matter and decide whether the painting ultimately fits the place where it is intended.

Here is the article, you can read a little about what to take into account if you want to be sure of your choice so that the painting fits perfectly into your interior.

When you have an empty wall in the living room or somewhere else in the home where there is little art on the wall.

And you have taken into account the factors that are important in the context of where the work is going to hang: How big is the room, how much space is there on the wall, how is the viewpoint of the painting and how are the lighting conditions.

Then there are a number of factors that you should have in mind when looking for a painting you might want to buy.

The most important thing is of course, first of all, that you think the paintings you buy are amazing. That you like to look at them and think they fit well into your home. Even if they are bought as an investment. Because you will look at them on the wall countless times every day. And there’s no need to decorate your home with things that do not give a positive mood in everyday life and boost your mood.

So the guidelines I mention here are intended to help you be well-dressed when looking for paintings on exhibitions, fairs, online, galleries, and other places.

Should your painting be unique or copied?

The first consideration you should make is whether you want unique original art, or if it’s nice with a copy painting.

Immediately there is a much really beautiful painting, both as unique works of art and as copy paintings. The copy paintings have – a little undeserved – got a blurred reputation. Due to the fact that, in the beginning about 20 years ago, some bad quality paintings from China were imported. But today it is possible to get copious paintings in a sensible quality, with blind frames of pinewood fir tree and a good canvas. And you can also find copy art painted by Danish artists under the pseudonym.

The difference between unique paintings and copy paintings is primarily about 3 factors:

Firstly, a unique painting is outstanding.

That means it’s “one of a kind”. You are the only one who has it and you can use it to create your very own special decor in your home, which no-one else can copy.

If you have a copy painting on the wall and your neighbor (or family or friends) thinks it’s amazing then he/she can go out and buy an identical painting and hang it on the wall of the living room. It may be a little bit bad if you have spent a lot of time and effort on your own decor.

Secondly, a unique painting has a history behind the creation, the artist has spent a lot of time doing the work. There are lots of nice little details in the work, and often a big depth in the subject.

An artist who creates a painting always has an idea behind the work. There can be many different sources – visual impressions – seen in nature – play with colors – combination with colors – play with materials – message politically or socially – or maybe something completely different.

Unique artworks often draw with their depth and many fine details. This means that you can spend a lot of time studying the work, and constantly discover new exciting details and perspectives. And you, therefore, want to look at it over and over again.

Thirdly, the artist is known for a unique painting. You can follow his career, and eventually, buy more works by the same artist. So there is a correlation between the paintings in your home.

Decorated with paintings in your home

It may be a big challenge to create unique decor with a perfect balance between furniture, textiles, and paintings.

There are various factors that determine how it should be set up. Below, where to hang, how to measure the distance correctly and where you will find new paintings.

If you follow the tips I give, you get a unique decor, and family and friends are impressed. See how to customize

Should the painting last for many years or be replaced quickly?

It is an important decision whether the paintings you buy should have a long shelf life, or they will be replaced in a couple of years.

If you like to buy paintings according to the colors you use in pillows, sheets, blankets and other fabrics for your home. Then you will typically change your painting at 2-5 years apart. And the quality paintings are made in, therefore, is not essential.

If you buy paintings, for motives you think is amazing and you expect to have the paintings many years to come. Thus, the quality of the materials is crucial to the long-term durability of the paintings.

When you want to make sure your new works are of the right quality. Then ask the artist about what he/she has used of materials for painting, blind frame, canvas, media, and top sheet. Please write down the answers and examine (Google) how the quality is.

It is always a good idea that the painting is finished with a top coat that protects the surface with UV and dirt. And it also makes cleaning much easier. Remember to ask if the used top sheet can be removed again so that it is possible to restore the surface.

Of course, if the quality of the materials is high or low, it also has an impact on what it costs an artist to do a painting. Quality materials can easily cost 5-10 times more than the cheapest alternatives.

Check the quality before you buy

Does the quality of a painting matter?

Yes, if you want to keep the painting and enjoy the motif for many years to come, it’s crucial that the work has a quality that holds.

When you buy paintings for your home, it may be difficult to immediately assess how the quality is. This is especially true if you buy online without having seen the painting “live” first.

Here’s a checklist of the things to look for if you want to be sure to buy paintings that last many years. See the checklist

How should the colors be in your painting?

As for the colors that should be in your new painting, there are 3 starting points:

Firstly, you can choose to look for works of art containing your favorite colors. If you can not find the color combinations you want, there is always the possibility that you will find an artist who makes the designs you want. and then you can ask the artist if it is possible to paint a painting with your favorite colors.

Secondly, you can choose to view the painting as part of the decor and either match or complement the colors of textiles (pillows, sheets, blankets, etc.) and furniture.

And the third option is that you make it entirely up to the artist to decide the colors themselves.

What motives do you like?

Choosing a painting motif can be difficult as there are many different conditions that play in. Here are some of the concerns behind:

Should it be something personal that tells a story about yourself and your family? Should there be any signs, symbols or cultural references, and say something about who you are as a person and a human being? Or, could it be a motive that’s just nice and exciting to look at?

Pure style distinguishes between figurative and non-figurative motives.

Figurative motifs describe real-life scenes as accurately and accurately as possible. The artist tries to hit the scenery and colors exactly.

Non-figurative motifs show scenarios that, to a greater or lesser extent, have an abstract character. Right from a completely random use of colors, to motifs that use lines and sketches that form shapes and references.

If you have no idea what you want purely motivational, look at art around. The more time you spend studying paintings, the better you will see what you think looks good.

And of course, it should be a live experience if you want maximum enjoyment. So go to museums, galleries, exhibitions, art shows and more where you can talk to artists and galleries, thus learning more about the art and the artists.

You can also look around the web, but of course, it’s not the same as seeing the works in reality.

What size painting is perfect?

When you buy paintings, you have made lots of thoughts about where to hang in your home. So it’s always a good idea to consider the size of the work of art. Typically it matters to the dimensions:

How big is the room and what shape does it have?

How much space is there on the wall? Is there any possibility of changing the location of furniture so that there is more or less space?

Generally, it is a good choice to buy large paintings for large rooms and small paintings for small spaces.

Read more about how to decide the size and hang up paintings in your home:

Decorate your home with small paintings

When you use paintings for decoration in your home, you have the opportunity to use images in many different sizes. Large paintings are often chosen because they are easier to place correctly on the wall and they become a natural focal point.

But you should consider whether it is not a good idea to decorate with small paintings. Because they have a number of advantages over large paintings.

Read here why small paintings are worth considering and see how to use them in your device. Including wherein the home they fit in perfectly, how to arrange them and how to hang them up Decorated with small paintings

What is your budget?

Once you have all the basics in place around your new painting with regard to quality, colors, opposites, and sizes. Then the next step is to set a budget for what the price must be.

It is clear that a lot of realism is needed here.

For example, it does not fit well if you want a unique painting made by a recognized 100 x 100 cm artist and with canvas as well as a blind frame in a good quality. And you will only give 500 dkk for it. Only a good artificial leather with a stable 40 mm blind frame can easily cost over 500 dkk.

Then you find it hard to find a painting that suits your budget.

What is such a fair price for a 100 × 100 cm painting?

It’s a good question that’s hard to answer. But I will try to give you an idea of different price levels:

kinarred with blind frame in poplar or the like, copy painting – from approx. 500 dkk
kinalarred with blind frame in pop-tree or the like, unknown artist – from about 1,000 dkk
kinarred with blind frame in pop-tree or similar, known artist – from about 2,000 dkk
artificial leather with a blind frame in the pinewood fir tree, copy painting – from about 1,500 dkk
artificial leather with a blind frame in the stave-lime fir tree, unknown artist – from about 2,500 dkk
artificial leather with a blind frame in the stave-lime fir tree, known artist – from about 5,000 dkk

Please be aware that these are only starting points. There are extremely large fluctuations in what a painting costs. And it does not always matter with the quality of the materials used. But is more about how sought after an artist’s works are in the market.

Where do you find your new painting her?

There are today many places you can buy art and paintings – both online and in the real world.


Online you can find lots of art, including paintings. But it may seem a bit unimaginable as there are countless websites – from artists to furniture stores and supermarkets.

I recommend looking at artists, galleries and art portals. Because here you can contact and talk to the artist who made the work. And get the information you need before making your decision.

In the real world

I mean art to be seen in reality. It gives the best experience of how a painting looks and works in different viewing angles and with good lighting.

There are many places where you can see and buy unique paintings and copy paintings.

Most artists have a gallery, studio or an exhibition where you have the opportunity to see current works. You can visit art exhibitions, exhibitions or galleries. And so, most furniture retailers, construction markets and hypermarkets also have a smaller painting range.

See the painting on your wall before you decide?

Do you have the opportunity to see your new “live” painting on your wall before you make the final decision to buy it?

Today there are some sales of paintings online. And even if you buy directly from an artist or gallery, they can be located far away from one’s place of residence. Which makes it hard to slip by and see the work. Before the purchase decision is taken.

How a painting actually looks like colors, tones and shadows can be difficult to evaluate from photos. Because the place where it should hang in the home has a different illumination than it has been used during the photo shootings.

It is therefore always a good idea to borrow the painting home if possible. As an alternative to ensuring a return. So you can return the painting if it does not meet expectations and fit in as expected.

Some artists also offer that you can send photos of the walls where the paintings are to be placed. They then put the paintings into your photos so you can get an impression of what it looks like.

Summary of how to choose a painting

When looking for art for your walls, you should be aware of:

Should it be a unique or copy art?
Should it take many years or change quickly?
How should the colors be?
How should the subject be?
What size should it have?
What is your budget?

If you make any thoughts about the above conditions before you start looking for the perfect painting. Then you are well dressed to evaluate the works you are looking at.

It can, of course, be difficult just to find the perfect painting you need. With the quality, the motif, the colors and the size you’d most like.

Then there is always the opportunity to contact an artist there painting motifs in a style you are happy with. And then make the artist make your very own artwork, where you influence the subject, color, and size.

Most image artists – myself included – are aware that the paintings that are created have a good quality purely artistic. So it may be that the artist in question does not meet your wishes 100%. But you always get a reason why the wishes cannot be met.

Where I usually encounter problems in relation to orders is primarily about colors, color tones, color combinations and what colors should be dominant. And so, subjects that get up or down can look very different to the original. Due to a change in the perspective.

So you must be aware of when ordering.

Future under construction – Doxiades in Skopje: Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

The exhibition of the Benaki Museum, “Future Under Construction – Doxiades in Skopje” presents for the first time the impressive work of Doxiades in Skopje, which includes detailed records of earthquake damage, design strategies and a new urban plan for the city.

Fifty-five years after the 1963 earthquake that demolished 80% of the city of Skopje, Constantine A. Doxiades ‘s contribution to the redesign of the city is still largely unknown. Similarly, the history of the buildings that eventually formed the new urban landscape of Skopje after the design of the city center at the office of the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange remains the same. Today, extraordinary samples of metabolic and brutish currents suffer decades of abandonment and depreciation.

At the same time, he presents to the Greek audience the work of Kenzo Tange for the center of Skopje, as well as a series of buildings of significant Yugoslav architects still standing today in the city center.

The exhibition and the relevant events are co-organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, the Museum of the City of Skopje and the Benaki Museum in collaboration with the support of the Athens 2018 World Capital Prize, the great donor of which is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and they are also carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The material of the exhibition comes mainly from the Archive of Konstantinos A. Doxiadis of the Konstantinos Foundation and Emmas Doxiadis and the private collection of Jovan Ivanovski, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, and Vladimir Deskov.

The exhibition will take place at the Benaki / Piraeus 138 Museum on the day of the inaugural workshop (15.00 – 19.30) with international invited scientists and free entrance for the public. On Tuesday 18th December at 18.00 a roundtable will be held and a presentation of the exhibition list (booking required). The discussion will be conducted in Greek with invited by the local scientific community. There will be two free guided tours from the custody team (17.00-18.00 / booking required).


Curators: Kalliopi Amygdalou, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Vladimir Deskov, Kostas Tsiabaos

Assistant Editor: Christos Kritikos

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From: 17/12/2018 Until 17/02/2019

Thursday & Sunday, 10:00 -18: 00 | Friday & Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00


Benaki Museum, Piraeus 138, Athens

Dutch Art Museums – My Top 10 – Blog speciaal

Ah, a Dutch master! This is a concept in the art world. This refers to the old ham with individual or group portraits of people in traditional costumes, hidden objects medieval street scenes or the proud cogs of the Dutch East India Company. Painted by Dutch and Flemish masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Bruegel or Hieronymus Bosch. But Dutch art has much more to offer. Original artists, such as Vincent van Gogh, later Piet Mondrian, who found landscapes over geometric forms and reduced colors, also MC Escher, the designer of geometrically impossible worlds. Accordingly, the range of Dutch art museums is very diverse.

On the one hand, there is a great treasure trove of classical artists and a broad spectrum of modern art, as well as the living museums of the Netherlands. I have already visited some museums, both for a blog portrait on this blog and in previous years. In the process, I have discovered some very noteworthy museums, which I recommend in this list. Of course, the sequence is subjective and not always a measure of the amount or international reputation of the art exhibited. Also, I have many museums still on my to-de-visit list and therefore do not know them personally.

So the following procedure for these top 10 of the Dutch art museums has emerged: In an alternation, a museum visited by me (odd places) and a museum unknown to me (even places), which I would like to visit. Then, of course, there is an update with fresh impressions of the art visited.

10th place – Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven

The Van Abbe Museum shows Dutch and international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes 1000 sculptures, 700 pictures and 1000 drawings ( Source: Wikipedia ). In particular, I find the building very appealing, which takes up forms of cubism or deconstructivism.

Place 9 – Mondrianmuseum Amersfoort

The Mondrian has in Amersfoort is also the birthplace of Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, later Mondrian. The museum depicts the artistic career of Mondrian from the landscape painter to the master of the geometric form in a reduced color. Here I made my own little Mondrian with Lego bricks.

Place 8 – Groninger Museum

The Groninger Museum displays works of art from five centuries as well as an extensive collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Part of the museum deals with the history of Groningen.

Place 7 – Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Of course, the Reich Museum is actually the classic when it comes to the big hams. Night watch, Rembrandt and the like. In terms of its importance, it should be higher on the list. It is unquestionably impressive, but it can also kill you of its abundance. It was too classic for me after all. I was there about twenty years ago, but I will definitely visit it again when I am in Amsterdam for three days.

6th place – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam

Stately: Museum and sculpture, Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

The Boijmans van Beuningen Museum displays Dutch classics, including Pieter Bruegel’s ‘Tower of Babel’, as well as current exhibitions on art, art discourse, and design.

5th place – Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

As in the Rijksmuseum, I was in the Van Gogh Museum about twenty years ago. This I found personally much fresher, more appealing. The largest collection of paintings by the Impressionist shows the artistic path and the change to the well-known brushstrokes of van Gogh.

4th place – Beelden aan Zee Scheveningen

I have not visited the museum myself yet. But those who stroll on the beach promenade of Scheveningen, sometimes stumble over these large sculptures, which seem funny at first glance, irritating at second glance. That on purpose: they show how people deal with the resources of nature.

The museum displays an extensive sculpture collection from the period after 1945.

3rd place – Kröller-Müller Museum Otterloo

Near Arnhem lies the Kröller-Müller Museum amid the Hoge Veluwe National Park. It shows the collection of art collector Helene Kröller-Müller, including the second largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh. In the garden, you can admire an extensive collection of sculptures. Exhibitions of contemporary art complement the museum’s own exhibitions. The location in the national park (but not exclusively) makes the visit to the museum a special experience.

2nd place – Escher in Het Paleis The Hague

Escher his palace. Impossible worlds on the balcony.

Not only because I studied science and am also fascinated by mathematics, but I also love the impossible graphic constructions of the MC Escher. A chessboard becomes a city, these become fields, and meadows, from which birds arise and ascend into the sky. Or the staircase, which seems to go up in the circle infinitely.

I do not know why, but I have not visited this museum yet. That’s why: to-do-list at the top.

Place 1 – Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Maybe it’s a coincidence that among the top 4 museums on this list are three in The Hague. Certainly, because I was there recently. These museums have particularly fascinated me or irritated me for a future visit.

In the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, I visited the special exhibition Mondrian, 100 years ‘De Stijl’. But the other departments, the classic, the modern, the Delft blue and the museum education area in the basement have also inspired me.

Beyond the TOP 10

I have already visited other art museums that were not included in the top 10 list. Nevertheless, I would like to recommend her:

Villa Mondriaan in Winterswijk – Home of the Mondriaan family.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – Town History and Art Collection

Rembrandthuis Amsterdam – Residential house and Atelier Rembrandt

Five perspectives are presented at the Kappathos Art Gallery

The Cappados Art Gallery presents five contemporary artists in five distinct sections of works titled Five Persencies. Each section occupies a standalone space, where each artist exhibits part of his recent personal creation, which acts as an independent presence in the context of a comprehensive group exhibition.

The exhibition aims to highlight and highlight the ways in which current artistic practices are confronted by five contemporary creators through different paths and approaches. Based on their personal style and way of expression.

Five perspectives

The designs of Inos Varvaritis are not limited to the limits of painting representation, but they are mainly a conceptual approach to the history, memory, and formation of the national imaginary. Also in the context of a conceptual approach, the ongoing joint project of Inos Varvaritis with Giannis Dellagramatika, “The willingness to revisit, 2012-2018”, starts from the executive process of “collecting” souvenir and takes the form of installation, exploring the importance of objects as carriers of meaning, as products of exchange or economic exploitation in the context of tourism and cultural practice.

Sculptural suggestions of Labrins Mark revolve around the concept of ambivalence. But also stability and destabilization, matter and dematerialization, tangibility and optics, are the main directions of the works that it presents.

Finally, the works of Panos Famelis and Socrates Fatouros tend to break the narrow boundaries between painting and sculpture, between optics and truancy. The first creates textures using a thick paste of color. While the latter uses mixed techniques for processing industrial materials. The two artists finally succeed in involving in their work the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional space.

Looking back to the past, one considers the position of the theorist and theoretician, Clement Greenberg, who, in a 1945 article titled “The New Sculpture,” defended the purity and accuracy of the limits of artistic means. The observance of the boundaries, he believed, allowed the arts to be distinct among them. Sculpture as a three-dimensional art is more about touch while painting as a two-dimensional art in the sense of vision.


City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

Valencia is suitable for a visit at any time of the year, with its good location and warm climate, allowing you to escape from the winter for at least a while.

One of the most impressive places you must visit when you are in Valencia is the City of Arts and Sciences ! This city is a complex of several buildings – each of them extremely original, eccentric and unusual.

The work on the buildings is done by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, and the result is that his buildings have become emblematic for the city.

Entry to the Hemisphere, Prince Felipe Science Museum and Aquarium require tickets that can be purchased separately or combined. The better option is to buy a combined ticket for all buildings plus use of the urban transport network. These combined maps are available online as well as on-site and can be purchased for different periods of time, depending on how many days the city has planned to stay.

Here is what the City of Arts and Sciences itself is in Valencia:

Aquarium (Oceanogràfic)

The largest aquarium in Europe, where almost 45,000 specimens of 500 different species can be seen, such as dolphins, beluga, sea lions, seals, penguins, sharks and much more. Do not miss the dolphin show, which takes place at certain times during the day and is an interesting attraction for both small and large. Marine mammals are very well trained and trained and will surprise you with wonderful synchronism and choreography.

The Hemisfèric

Hemisfèric is a digital 3D cinema with a huge 900-meter concave screen that almost “envelops” viewers. Several films are projected on a daily basis – mostly educational and documentary films lasting no more than 45 minutes, which are suitable for any audience. On entering, along with the ticket, you will get a pair of innovative 3D glasses that allow you to change the language (the movies have only music, and the glasses are the doublet itself). If you travel with children, usually once a day, there is a film suitable for kids. We recommend that you check the movie program and reserve the screening you want to see before you start visiting the other buildings in the City of Arts and Sciences.

Prince Felipe Science Museum

The building of the museum is reminiscent of a skeleton of a whale, and inside is just as interesting as it is outside. The Prince Felipe Science Museum offers various interactive exhibitions related to science and technology. Usually, on the first floor there is an interesting temporary exhibition, and on the upper floors, you may lose days in sight. You can measure your blood, fat, pounds, see real-time chickens, explore the world in no-fly ways, and a whole host of unconventional and unexpected things.

The Opera (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía)

If you’re a music lover, then the Palau de les Arts are the place for you in the City of Arts and Sciences. From October to November, his program includes operas, concerts, and ballet. When it is not used for performances, it can only come in to look at the interior.

The garden “Umbracle”

Umbracle is a huge open-air garden, stretching over 17,000 square meters, where you can stroll and enjoy the typical Mediterranean plants and contemporary sculptures. Terraza Mya opens at night in the summer months and is a place where you can order a drink under the moonlight. The public parking lot of the City of Arts and Sciences is just below Umbracle.

Robert McCabe Photography Exhibition at the Archaeological Society

The Archaeological Society presents the tribute to the American photographer Robert McCabe entitled “CHRONOGRAPHY – Exhibition for 180 years (1837 – 2017) of the Archaeological Society” at its headquarters, on Panepistimiou Street.

The exhibition includes 53 black and white drapes mainly from 1954 – 55 in areas of intense archaeological interest such as the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Sounio, Knossos, Santorini, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delos, and others.

The aim is to highlight the time-consuming role of the Archaeological Society as a determining institution for shaping our national self-knowledge. The company was founded for a few years after the creation of the modern Greek state and remains to this day a valuable guardian of the intangible cultural heritage and of our monuments.

During the tour, there will be guided tours by the photographer, journalists Katerina Lymperopylon and Marmarita Pournara, as well as a lively discussion with Robert McCabe on the unique experiences of the photographer in his first travel to post-war Greece. The dates will be announced in the near future.

As stated by the Secretary-General of the Archaeological Society, Vasilios Petrakos in his introductory note on the exhibition and the accompanying publication: “The Archaeological Society celebrated its 180th anniversary that the best way was to celebrate the monuments themselves, as he saw, decades ago, the artistic look of a new one by Robert McCabe . His art brings us back to the old Greece when the light was stronger, clearer, and the monuments seemed unprecedented. ”

The photographer himself, who has been distributing since the 1950s and his life between the USA and Greece, distinguishes the Archaeological Society as the state institution with the greatest gravity for the Greeks in shaping their national consciousness. In this parameter also depends on the role of photography. In 1837 when the Company was founded, the photo took its first steps. Since then this art has been one of the best “tools” for stamping and documenting the archeology science.

The acquaintance of Robert McCabe with Greece

American photographer Robert McCabe was a student at Princeton University when he first visited Greece in the summer of 1954. People, monuments and landscapes exerted such magnetism on the young man’s sight, visiting the most inaccessible places, using every means of transport. The following year, he returned to continue his exploration of a pure country – mass tourism was not yet there – with people who are hospitable and frugal.

Excavations, temples, ancient walls, castles, theaters were captured by the lens in the foreground, with background cities, islands, and villages that look very different today. These downloads are now evidence, both visually and mentally. They enlisted the enormous an
impression that was provoked by Greece at that time to a young American who loved history and knew a country poor but untouched by “development”. From this rich pool of white and black photographs, mainly from 1954-55, McCabe chooses 53 images as a journey through time, Wishing to commemorate the work of the Archaeological Society of Athens, which ended 180 years of supply at the site us.

This is a comprehensive and elegant presentation that takes the viewer to Santorini before the earthquake in 1956, in Epidaurus before the restoration of the ancient theater and the ancient market of Athens before its full recovery from the ground.

Evening Course Painting – Free Academy of Painting

“Painting course” focusing on non-figurative and abstract painting

If we look back a hundred years in Central European intellectual and cultural life, we can observe that classic impressionist and expressionist forms of expression in painting are already subsiding and the first signs are appearing that the individual painterly means (color, form, material, surface, line) are more and more to touch the artistic consciousness and express themselves more independently in the painting process – regardless of the forms found in nature. Abstracting and developing in the feeling of the object, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ‘s watercolor sketches show, for example, dynamic surfaces and lines that evoke the feeling that the canvas becomes an imaginary space, a living stage on which movement becomes condensed into a composition – without to lose the rhythmic flow and the ease. Fritz Winter, on the other hand, who was acquainted with Kirchner, takes a completely different approach. As a representative of a non-objective painting, Winter divides the pictorial space with geometric-looking structures in order to achieve a compositional support for the color and the black. All forms reminiscent of nature are overcome by winter even before the outbreak of World War II in favor of an abstract composition. It is only gradually that pure colors are incorporated in this painting process, which then appear ever freer in the 1960s. Something similar can be seen among the North American painters of Abstract Expressionism. To this day, striking representatives of painting try – in an academically differentiated way – to reconfigure objectivity over and over again. And at the art colleges, the intellectual aspects of capturing purely painterly criteria in terms of color and form are largely ignored. The painter Beppe Assenza, who died in 1985, strove to develop a pictorial language that unfolds from the intrinsic value of color on the one hand and the formal powers of chiaroscuro on the other. Surfaces and color forces are considered here to be independent entities that give the painting process new powerful impulses. The “Artistic Year” will turn to 04. 04. 2014 on 40 Thursdays of abstracting and especially non-figurative painting. In a systematic way, we will work out different techniques (monotype, collage, painting, graphics) and also deal with the spatial object. Since it has been shown in recent years that the capacity of the course is quickly exhausted, we recommend logging in before the start of the summer holidays.