1. Since his student days Paul van der Eerden (Rotterdam 1954) has been making drawings inspired by artists who have made an impression on him. Sometimes the drawing is a tribute to his, often deceased colleague; in other cases it is a study of the artist’s style or technique, an homage or a cheeky joke. Visiting museums is at the basis of everything, but Van der Eerden generally draws from picture postcards. Highly diverse artists inspire him, from Lucas Cranach de Oude to Marcel Broodthaers. Regardless of their differences, they are all ‘Good Company’.

    This video is made in the context of the exhibition ‘Good Company’, which will be on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 11 February until 14 May 2017.

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  2. With the adventures of Miffy, a cute little female rabbit, Dick Bruna won the hearts of children from all over the world. More than 85 million copies have been sold so far and the stories have been translated into 50 different languages.

    Although he's in his eighties now, Dick Bruna still works 7 days a week. Each picture is created using a paintbrush. He works intensively on every detail.

    The pure and simple world that Bruna creates with his minimal use of colours and thick black lines makes his work highly distinct. Not surprisingly Bruna is inspired by famous modernist artists like Mondrian, Rietveld and especially Henri Matisse.

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  3. Piet Paris started out as a fashion illustrator after his graduation from the Arnhem Fashion Academy in 1988. Illustration has been his core business since then, but he also presented his ideas about fashion in other ways, like for instance as creative director of the Arnhem fashion biennale.

    Recently Piet Paris published a beautiful book about his work. It's an overview of the last 20 years.

    The drawing for fashion designer Alexander van Slobbe is akin to the work of the famous Dutch graphic artist Hendrik Werkman, one of Paris's heroes. Just like Werkman, Paris likes to work with stencils. And just like Miffy creator Dick Bruna, he likes clear contours.

    Besides his fashion illustrations, Piet Paris is known for his numerous advertisement drawings - for example for Saks Fifth Avenue with its 54 luxury specialty stores worldwide; or the French Tourist Office. Nowadays he's expanding to other fields, small as well as large-scale projects.

    Viktor&Rolf asked Piet Paris to design gigantic decors for their 'Show Face' show. The result made a big impression on the illustrator.

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  4. The work of Rinus van Velde (b. Leuven, 1983) revolves around the tension between fiction and reality. His striking charcoal drawings are based either on found photographic images or on photographs of scenes he stages himself.
    For his show at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Van de Velde is creating a completely new site-specific installation, composed of drawings on paper set against a painterly background. Using a loose but virtuoso drawing style, he tells the story of Isaac Weiss, a fictive alter ego who runs an artists’ colony. Members of the artists’ colony are big-name artists of the twentieth century, including Mark Rothko, Jean Brusselmans and Pablo Picasso.
    In addition to works on paper hung on a painterly background, the artist will present autonomous, free-standing sculptures – the first time he has ever done so.
    gemeentemuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/rinus-van-de-velde
    Film: Mr. Frank / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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  5. Nobson. This is the name of the place that British artist Paul Noble has been trying to portray through drawings and sculptures since 1996. The place has the features of a remote provincial town – somewhere between the hills and the sea – built according to modernistic principles at the time of the post-war reconstruction. Say: the ‘sixties of the 20th century. There are houses and streets; there is an underground system, a shopping centre, a factory, a park, and a cemetery. But when you look closer, the buildings in Nobson are different to those you see in everyday life. They are made from letters: massive, angular As, Bs and Cs that have been hewn from a quarry at the edge of the little town. The letters form words and the words in Nobson mean exactly what they say. NOBSLUM, NOBSPITAL, PAUL’s PALACE. Or perhaps not. That much is clear: the word creations of Noble emerge from the deepest depths – like a structured form of ‘écriture automatique’. And that is why Nobson Newtown can be seen as an ever-incomplete inner landscape of the person building the town.

    This video gives (literally) a glimpse behind the scenes of Paul Noble and offers an insight into the way he thinks and works. The video was made by the artist himself, in collaboration with Georgina Starr, at the request of the Education Department of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

    A film by Paul Noble en Georgina Starr
    Commisioned by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
    Music: 'Study for Player Piano no. 41a' from "Studies for Player Piano" (written by Conlon Nancarrow) with kind permission of SCHOTT MUSIC, Mainz

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Drawing has always been an important part of the visual arts. Drawings weren’t always appreciated as an autonomous art discipline. Mostly they were used as sketches, studies or underdrawings for paintings. It was not until Romantic period (early nineteenth…


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Drawing has always been an important part of the visual arts. Drawings weren’t always appreciated as an autonomous art discipline. Mostly they were used as sketches, studies or underdrawings for paintings. It was not until Romantic period (early nineteenth century) that there was an increased interest in sketchings. More than paintings they were able to show the thoughts and feelings of the artist. Since then draughtsmanship developed into an autonomous art form.

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