Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Minimalism...

can often generate beautiful effects.
The painting was made by Dutch painter Willem Kort (my great-uncle); the ceramic sculpture on the right by ceramist Gerda Wijmans (my mother).
My family home in The Hague, Holland

19 comments:

Nathalie said...

A simple yet stylish decor for a few outstanding pieces of art, that's my idea of home!

Joanne Licsko said...

So calm, peaceful, and elegant. A place that leaves room for creativity.

Virginia said...

How lovely. Your mother is so talented and her home reflects that.
V

brattcat said...

Ah, it's no surprise you come from a talented family. This is understated elegance at its best.

Olivier said...

decor simple mais tres beau

Julie said...

You are a lucky man, Diederick, to have been raised by a woman such as this ...

Blognote said...

Thank you, Nathalie, Joanne, Virginia, Brattcat, Olivier and Julie!! I know, Julie! I have been very lucky to have grown up in my family, where music and art were fondamental in our upbringing!!

Tamera said...

What a talented family tree you have! (Including yourself.)

Cezar and Léia said...

A wonderful and talent family!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have inherited their artistic eye, even if you do phtoggraphy rather than paintings or sculpture.

Kcalpesh said...

Outstanding talent. These are wonderful photos.

Blognote said...

Thank you so much, Tamera, Cezar&Léia, Dave and Kcalpesh!!

Dina said...

Beautiful things. Less is more.
You chose the right family. :)
So you started life in The Hague?

Ken Mac said...

lovely

Blognote said...

Thank you, Dina!! Yes, I was born in The Hague, then spent a few years of my childhood in Morocco and in France, then back to The Hague, where I finished my studies.
Then I moved to London for a few years and then to wonderful Italy.

Thanks Ken!!

Dina said...

What a combination! I'm beginning to understand why you are so special.

Blognote said...

That is very kind of you to say so, Dina! Thanks!!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Diederick,
Family background is one importend structure of our life. It's the prelude to the insight our actions.
Your lovely and powerful photo shows a part of this sence.
JK

Romicas said...

That's a very beautiful picture: very simple and yet full of memories, I'm sure!
I'm new here but I'm sure I'll love following your art, no matter if with pictures or words.

Romicas