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Where Magritte Became Inspired


René Magritte is without any doubt one of the greatest Belgian artists. If you are unfamiliar with his work, there are 2 museums in Brussels dedicated to his works. This year sees the 50th anniversary of the death of Magritte, resulting in extra exhibitions in Brussels. And you can also visit the house where he spent his childhood in Jette, which is…

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The Grieving Parents

Käthe Kollwitz And The Grieving Parents – Part 2


As I have written in Part I, Peter, the youngest son of Käthe Kollwitz, lost his life in 1914, during World War I. He actually died not far from Diksmuide: he was only 18 and hadn’t even started fighting on the battlefield yet. Peter was originally buried in Roggevelde but later his grave was moved to the German war cemetery in nearby…

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Käthe Kollwitz And The Grieving Parents – Part 1


About 10 years ago, I spent a very lovely weekend with one of my best friends in Köln. As soon as we had arrived, we found a cosy restaurant, where we started planning our 2 days. I remember vividly that my friend wanted to visit the Käthe Kollwitz museum; she had seen some of her works and wanted to know more…

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Château d'Antoing

The Devil And The Castle – Part 3


Let’s start with the bad news: most of the castle is not open for visitors. And that is a shame because that is where most of the film was made. You will have to do with a visit to the watchtower. But first some more exterior shots. And finally, it is time to enter the castle (or at least the…

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The Devil And The Castle – Part 1


I have always been a big movie fan – I even wrote articles for an online movie magazine for some years – and a genre that I can really appreciate is horror movies. Imagine my surprise when not so long ago I was introduced – by Vanessa Morgan – to a Belgian horror movie that has even reached cult status:…

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A Visit To The IKOB


Lars and I love art and especially contemporary art. To our delight, there was a museum of contemporary art in Eupen called IKOB. Even better, it was just two steps away from our hotel. So, one afternoon we decided it was time for a visit. The museum is quite small and only contains two floors. At the ground floor, you can…

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Photo Essay – Wandering around in the Dahlem Museums


You are in Berlin and it rains. A lot. And you fancy a huge dosis of art and history. Then there is one destination that Lars and I can recommend: the Dahlem Museum Complex. The name Dahlem refers to the part of Berlin where it is located. There are three museums: the Museum für Asiatischer Kunst (Museum for Asian Art), Ethnologisches Museum…

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Groninger Museum

Gorgeous Groningen – Part 3


When it comes to art, Groningen has one major thing to offer: the Groninger Museum. The museum dates from the end of the 19th century and the current building consists of three main buildings, designed by Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini and Coop Himmelb(l)au. (source: Wikipedia) During our visit, part of the museum was closed, due to preparations for a huge Rodin exhibition. Anyway,…

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