The attraction of the tree is universal and timeless; trees represent mystery, protection and worship. From the trees of good and evil in medieval manuscripts to the 19th century symbolist vision, trees have always intrigued and fascinated mankind. Contemporary artists, too, continue to be very fond of this element of nature, trying to capture its essence. The theme is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artistic disciplines as diverse as painting, sculpture, video and photography.
The exhibition catalogue Arbre(s)/Tree(s) was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Félicien Rops Museum and the Maison de la Culture in Namur. The focus is on the tree in art, from ancient times to the present day.
Japanese floral artist Hiroto Inoue, whose delightful charm and witty nature earned him the nicknamed ‘Funny’ in the floral design universe, excels in creating intricate geometric designs and compositions that often seem to defy gravity. His floral creations pair an incredible sensitivity with impeccable technique and testify of his boundless love of nature as well as his inner gentleness. Hiroto Inoue constructs solid and firm backdrops for his flowers with the thinnest and humblest of materials: slender blades of grasses, orchid roots, slivers of bamboo, strips of wood veneer and especially paper. These fascinating, carefully constructed backgrounds are adorned with few or just one single flower. It results in innovative designs that perfectly balance manmade and natural materials, structure and spontaneity.
33 x 24,5 cm
96 p, hard cover
Bilingual edition: Japanese / English
Twenty-two delicious dishes from the book “Kaiseki Recipes” (or Japanese haute cuisine) are photographed step by step and clearly described. Both the beginner and the seasoned cook will find something to their liking in these gems of Japanese cooking.
Sleeping Beauties wants to be much more than a predictable collection of sleeping beauties. This exhibition in Gaasbeek Castle (9 Sept. to 13 Nov. 2011) takes the visitor to a dream world down the rabbit hole. The exhibition presents a selection of works of contemporary art from the last thirty years that were specifically inspired by sleep and dream.
For the very first time an overview is published featuring the works of Belgium’s finest street art and graffiti artists. Belgian Street Art Today contains a selection of works made by fifty selected artists, such as Roa, Djoels, Dzia, Jaune, Mata One, 2 Dirty, Bué The Warrior, Joachim, Zenith…
Some of these artists are working around the globe and have received international acclaim; a few of them are even represented by prestigious art galleries abroad.
The selection is preceded by a brief history of street art and a never-before-published comprehensive overview of street art projects and street art and graffiti walks in Belgium. Therefore this book is a must-have for art lovers looking for insider tips and unique experiences.
For more than two years, photographer Vincent Willems crisscrossed Belgium in search of the most spectacular interventions and murals, a passion culminating in this stunning book.
26 x 21 cm
240 pages, hardback
The ethnographic literature of the 20th century focused mainly on the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Southern Nigeria while the more northern areas remained largely terra incognita. In 2013 Jan Strybol published a study on the sculpture of Northern Nigeria. He pointed out that in many parts of this region there are peoples who still had, at least until recently, their own sculptural tradition.