art amsterdam 2010

Head of a youth (fragment of a statuette). Asia Minor, Smyrna, 2nd century BC.

This is probably a part of large statuette of a naked hero or athlete, an image influenced by monumental sculpture. The subtle moulding betrays the hand of a true sculptor. The conveying of a state of inner turmoil and the play of passions are among the most important themes found in Greek sculpture from the time of Alexander onwards. The great sculptor Lysippos, whose worked in the time of Aexander, made famous statues of Agios and Apoxyomenos, which undoubtedly had an influence , albeit indirectly, on the image of the young hero that became established in Hellenistic art. The youth’s deep-set eyes are given a particularly dramatic effect by the shadow falling from the sharply protruding arches of the eyebrows and the high bridge of the nose, an effect intensified by the almost sickly swelling of the lower eyelashes.

Masters in Smyrna, a city whose site has, according to legend, been chosen by Alexander on the advice of the goddess Nemesis- specialised in making terracotta copies and replicas of munumental statues.
Hermitage Amsterdam 2010.

Alexander The Great’s triumphal entry into Babylon, 1675 etching, and engraving, printed on two sheets. Gerard Audran (1640-1703) after Charles Le Brun.

Engraving in reverse of the painting in the Louvre, which Charles Le Brun completed in about 1665. (The Immortal Alexander The Great, Hermitage Amsterdam 2010)


PAD DER VRIJHEID - CROSSINGS © NOK&T/ART 2010 #annefrank2014

Not far born from the Anne Frank House, T has since her youth a close bond with her ​​late girl next door Anne. In 1957 the pedestrian crossing, a safe crosswalk is introduced in Amsterdam. Obsessed by the thick white stripes T draws with white chalk a zebra crossing to the home of Anne in the hope providing her imaginary friend a safe passage via the PATH OF FREEDOM - CROSSINGS © NOK&T/ART 2010

AMSTERDAM SERIES 2010-2014 #streetart

 ZomerExpo Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 9 juli t/m 14 augustus 2011