Museum am Strom Hildegard of Bingen

“In the forty-third year of my life, a heavenly voice spoke unto me: “Infirm human, ashes to ashes, mould from mould, say and write what you see and hear!” The heavens opened and a brightly glowing, fiery light came down, pouring over…

"Zum Glück und Freiheit" In search of Happiness and Freedom in Ulrike’s Bolenz Atelier

Visiting Ulrike Bolenz’s atelier in Vilvoorde is a privilege. The reward for doing this as a passionate art lover and professional is rewarding. Discovering existing works and having a sneak peek into the process of new work, while being able…

Antwerp port world cosmos Paul Van Hoeydonck

Philip Heylen, Honorary Alderman of the City of Antwerp I remember how Paul Van Hoeydonck told me that he grew up in Antwerp as a child, and that when he looked up through the attic room at night, he saw the Cathedral of Our Lady in all its…

LELLI DE ORLEANS E BRAGANCA creating windows to natural beauty

An exuberant tropical forest in countless shades of green, at once detailed and misty, birds in flight, the touch of a butterfly... always. These are the details that catch the eye in the art of Lelli de Orleans e Bragança; her paintings are…

A man and his dog, a painter and his model

Thierry Poncelet, Private Collection at WM Gallery It all started when Thierry Poncelet, who grew up as a child in an artistic environment, was commissioned to restore an artistocratic portrait of an 18th century painting. Feeling bored and…

First Tsinandali Festival Peace resonates through music over the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia

Last September at the invitation of our friend George Ramishvili, chairman of Silk Road Group, I was privileged to attend the inauguration of the fabulous first Tsinandali Festival of classical music. I admired to see how he has continued to…

EUROPEAN PEACE PILLAR FOR FINLAND

ON THE OCCASION OF THE FINLAND PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION H.E. Riitta Resch Ambassador of Finland The “Columns of Peace” by the German-Belgian artist, Ulrike Bolenz, symbolises the most fundamental of the core aims…

Some personal thoughts on two marvelous summer exhibits in Paris

“Helena Rubinstein, l’Aventure de la beauté” and “Elie Nadelman, Vers la beauté” Encouraged by Dr. Pick Keobandith, our long-time friend and collaborator in international cultural projects past, painter/photographer Jacques Chuilon…

Christo at Guy Pieters Gallery by Professor Dr. Anton van der Geld

Christo with his Paris Projects visiting Knokke Gallery Owner Guy Pieters received the versatile American artist Christo in his Gallery in August. Guy Pieters is widely known in the art world of Belgium and far beyond. He is a jovial and energetic…

Christo

in close collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Centre Pompidou, will create a temporary artwork in Paris entitled L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile – Charles de Gaulle) It will be on…