Archive for Art

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010 19:15
What do a game of chess and a nude decending a staircase have in common? To answer such questions, you must be prepared to leave your conventional ways of thinking at home and then fall down Marcel Duchamp's rabbit-hole of chess and art. A few weeks ago I visited an exhibition in the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain. The exhibition featured...
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 18:45
A centrepiece of this year’s London Design Festival will be located in the heart of London, in Trafalgar Square. The Tournament, an installation created by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, will consist of a gigantic chess set, with 2m high ceramic chess pieces on a specially created mosaic glass chess board. The installation, which will be set...
Monday, July 14, 2008 6:29
One of the strangest books I've ever read is Bach en het Getal (Bach and the Number) by the Dutch authors Kees van Houten en Marinus Kasbergen. The main thesis of the book is that within the music of the great composer J.S. Bach, various messages, numerological clues and strange links hide just behind the surface. A recent article on the chess...
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Friday, March 09, 2007 16:18
[lang_nl]Afgelopen maandag is in cultureel centrum D'n Bogerd in Druten een grote expositie van Nederlandse schaakkunst begonnen, die nog tot 29 april te bewonderen is. Zondag 11 maart wordt de expositie officieel geopend door schrijver en oud-politicus Jan Terlouw. Naast vele kunstwerken zullen in Druten ook bijzondere schaakspellen en curiosa te...