Open studio route Benoordenhout

During the open atelier route I will be drawing with ink.You’re welcome on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, from 12 till 17. My studio is located at Oosterbeek 2c, Den Haag, at the entrance of Parc Clingendael (23 on the map).

I am also participating in the group exhibition at Benoordenhuis, Bisschoppstraat 5, Den Haag (same opening hours).

 

Upcoming exhibitions
December 2018, Galerie Atelier Herenplaats (group): etchings, linocuts
June 8 till July 7 2019, Kunstgroep Wassenaar (duo with Willem van Dam): drawings, objects

 

Colourised photo of Jane Morris

Colored photograph of Jane MorrisOn top of a black and white photo of Jane Morris I superimposed a colour portrait of me, taken by Liselotte Fleur for the editorial about my work in Lone Wolf magazine.

Commemorating Jane Morris’ birthday as she was born on 19 October 1839, I posted this collage on my (recently started) Instagram and Facebook accounts. Doublechecking the date I suddenly realised there was another photograph of Jane Morris from the same series.

Studio portrait of Jane MorrisI might have always overlooked the image on the left as I was so smitten by the image in which Jane sits upright, full of self confience. Don’t you agree how this slight tilt of the head so drastically influences the way we perceive Jane?

Old photographs from the same seriesA few weeks ago I stumbled upon another photograph of Jane I never saw before (left), even though Stephanie Graham Piña featured it on her website Lizzie Siddal several years ago! The image on the right is featured in the ‘Album of Portraits of Mrs. William Morris (Jane Burden) Posed by Rossetti, 1865′. The Album is in the Victoria & Albert Museum and I highly recommend making an appointment to view the famous photographs of Jane Morris in person!

 

 

The Silent Muse

I am proud to announce that Lone Wolf magazine, features an interview with me in their latest issue #12; ‘Philosopher and Muse’. The editorial ‘The Silent Muse’ is written by Natalia Borecka and photographed by Liselotte Fleur.

Read The Silent Muse in this PDF or find the editorial in chapter 2 of this preview of Lone Wolf issue #12.

Jane Morris, Margje Bijl, Liselotte Fleur, Iris Zuidema, Natalia Borecka

‘…Suddenly, a strange new prospect presented itself. Here was an opportunity to give someone pushed aside by history, the voice she so deserved. Here was a chance to give Jane her moment in the spotlight, not as a muse, but as a flesh and blood woman. And so, Margje set out out to turn a fading myth into a breathing story, using herself as Jane’s surrogate…’

Two more doubles

Self-portrait with shawl and shaved head Polaroid of Julian's Schnabel son

While opening the envelope from the Fotomuseum Den Haag in 2011, the flyer for Julian Schnabels’ exhibition ‘Polaroids’ came out. Looking at it (right) I immediately associated it with this self-portrait I took back in the nineties, studying photography.

Julian Schnabels’ son became the second person I identified myself with. To my surprise, another double crossed my path (left). I would be thrilled if anyone could provide me with details about this unidentified girl!

Resembling someone from an old photograph