Come join me for a day-trip to Den Bosch to see colourful art works of
– Jan Sluijters exhibit “The Wild Years”
– Ali Banisadr exhibit “Foreign Lands”
(I’ve chosen this weekend as it is the last weekend of Sluijters and the first weekend of Banisadr – so we get to see both in this visit!)
Afterwards, we’ll grab lunch and walk around town to see a few things we missed in our previous trips to Den Bosch. But one thing for sure, we will get more Bossche Bollen!
10:30 – Meet at Douwe Egberts for caffeine
11:00 – Walk to Noordbrabants Museum and enter to see the exhibits
– Jan Sluijters: The Wild Years
– Ali Banisadr: Foreign Lands
13:15 – Lunch at Grand Café Silva Ducis in de Parade
14:15 – Check out the mini-sculptures in Jeroen Bosch Tuin
15:00 – Check out the Bastionder
15:45 – Shopping in the Markt
16:30 – Hunt for Bossche bollen
€ 15,00 (Free with museumkaart)
Buy online at https://tickets.hetnoordbrabantsmuseum.nl/
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT – Jan Sluijters “The Wild Years”
Alongside Hieronymus Bosch and Vincent van Gogh, the Den Bosch born-and-bread Jan Sluijters (1881-1957) is one of the three Brabant-born artists the Noordbrabants Museum regularly celebrates. The major autumn exhibition Jan Sluijters. The wild years shows how, early on in his career, on two separate occasions, the young artist spends a number of months in Paris, where he comes into contact with the avant-garde art of the epoch: the work of the ‘fauves’ (the wild beasts), cubism and luminism.
For approximately 15 years, he experiments intensively with almost all of the new art movements he came across in Paris, which would prove of crucial importance to his artistry. The exhibition displays work by Jan Sluijters alongside that of the avant-gardeists who inspired him in Paris, such as Kees van Dongen, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, plus that of Dutch modernists such as Piet Mondriaan and Leo Gestel, whose work he in turn influenced.
In addition to paintings, drawings, signed postcards and photos will also be on show, together with critical reviews from the time that weren’t always complimentary of his work. The exhibition offers a picture of Jan Sluijters’ wild years; years during which he grew to become one of the founders of new Dutch painting, and which proved formative for his entire career as a painter.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT – Ali Banisadr “Foreign Lands”
The paintings created by artist Ali Banisadr (Tehran, 1976) are a reflection of his Iranian roots and the influence of European artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto and Francis Bacon. The bright and vivid pieces are a mixture of order and chaos, of beauty and horror, leading us into a world reminiscent of abstract expressionism where world history meets mythology.
ABOUT THE BASTIONDER
Near the center of ‘s-Hertogenbosch is the Bastion Oranje. This is the last bastion that was added to the fortress. Now history comes back to life here.
In the Bastionder you will receive a guided tour with an explanation of the history of war in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the fortifications. Discover the 500-year-old city walls with loopholes and experience the spectacular view of the Bossche Broek nature reserve. There is a video presentation about the siege of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 1629 by Frederik Hendrik and an explanation of the imposing cannon de Boze Griet. A special place for young and old.
The structure overlooks the beautiful nature reserve the Bossche Broek. In the spring you can enjoy the thousands of crocuses and in the summer you can have a nice picnic under the monumental trees.
Looking forward to seeing you,
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