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Calendar Alert for Amsterdam – Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen In Stijl

to 10px; WIDTH: 266px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SrUJRyJ-NgI/AAAAAAAADjs/YOGueCJzIp8/s400/Krasnapolsky.jpg” border=”0″ />top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>The Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen in Stijl is back in town for 2 days only – Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2009.

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About forty exhibitors will show their collections in this wonderful, large, monumental glasshouse building which was built in 1880. The exhibitors will share tidbits about their products and passions, expounding upon the various style periods and more!

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Dam 9,
1012 JS Amsterdam

A must shop antiques event in Amsterdam! Hope to see you there!

The Antiques Diva™

What’s in a Name? Art Nouveau and other Names

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SprA1ljTpWI/AAAAAAAADhM/rOU9ATsKuZs/s400/artnouveau.jpg” border=”0″ />top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I have a confession to make. Before I moved to Europe a decade ago, I didn’t realize that all the countries in the world were not actually named what we call them in English. You may be laughing right now, but I must admit this came as a surprise to me. France was easy as in French it is still called France, but the French call the Netherlands “Pays Bas” (The Low Country) while the Dutch call themselves Nederland. Germany is Deutschland (to the Germans) but the French call the country of Germany Allemagne. And Switzerland … well, in truth, I always forget that they call themselves Confoederatio Helvetica, causing their license tags to read a confusing CH while Spanish cars boast a giant E for Espana.

to 10px; WIDTH: 309px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/SprA2Mm-PII/AAAAAAAADhU/T6rTlGDV-MA/s400/artnouveau2.jpg” border=”0″ />While this might seem like common sense to you, did you realize that the style we typically refer to as Art Nouveau also has a whole host of other names? In Germany it’s called Jugendstil (Youth Style) but in Austria, another German speaking country, it’s referred to as the Sezessionstil. Meanwhile, in the UK, Art Nouveau developed out of the Arts and Crafts Movement and is seen exemplified in Mackintosh’s work in Glasgow, so many Brit’s simply refer to this style as the Glasgow Style. The Americans aren’t any better. We often refer to all Art Nouveau design as Tiffany Style even on pieces that Louis Comfort Tiffany had no hand in designing. The Italians took no credit for the design. Instead, they looked to London’s Liberty & Co department store when naming the movement in their language, choosing to call Art Nouveau the Stile Liberty (Liberty Style). In Spain, Art Nouveau is referred to as Modernisme while in Denmark and Poland, Art Nouveau designs were absorbed into established local movements called Sknvirke (aesthetic activity) and Moda Polska (Young Poland).

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All this is enough to give you a headache, but as I wave goodbye, I’ll mention just one more name for Art Nouveau -Wellenstil (or the wave style).

Ta Ta for now. Until next time,

The Antiques Diva™

Dutch Dates – October Calendar

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Regardless of the weather, October is a hot month for Antiques Diva Readers to be in Amsterdam! Four upcoming events caught my eye and I couldn’t help but to share these dates with you.

Corry Kooy & Loes Botman Art Exhibition
Diva Readers will recognize the name Corry Kooy from previous postings about this up-and-coming dynamite Dutch artist whose open style I adore. She has a special exhibit Sept 27 – Nov 2, 2008 in Nieuwkoop at the Hoeve Rijlaarsdam Galerie & Beeldenpark. Corry will be sharing the show with pastel artist Loes Botman whose work I haven’t yet seen in person. A quick browse through his website tells me he is someone I’ll be interested to discover!

Woon Beurs Amsterdam
The Woon Beurs Amsterdam – Home Fair will be Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2008 at the Amsterdam Rai offering inspiration and decorating advice alongside halls devoted to the latest and greatest in Dutch design.

Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen In Stijl
The Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen in Stijl is back in town for 2 days only – Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2008. Entry is 5E per person and this dazzling art and antiques fair specializing in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil will take place in one of A’dams most centrally located hotels – Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky on Dam Square. Stay for lunch in their gorgeous Brasserie Reflet, with its Belle Epoque interior dating back to 1883.

Michael Parkes at Steltman Galleries
Years ago Antiques Diva Roving Reporter Lady Lotus turned me onto artist Michael Parkes at the Steltman Galleries in Amsterdam. Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer and has been a staple at the Steltman Gallery since his first one man show in 1977.

Last Minute Diva – Verzamelen in Stijl!

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A vendor planning to be there and who has caught my eye is De Sluis Art Deco with their beautiful vintage jewelry, while Goede Sier has a collection of Amsterdam School silver that I’ve seen in their stall at Amsterdam’s De Looier’s which looks quite interesting. Meanwhile, Kanne & Kruike has me intrigued enough by their collection of Art Nouveau & Jugendstil that I’ve half a mind to cancel my weekend get-a-way to Antwerp and stay home here in Amsterdam to go to this fair. Alas, perhaps it was Freudian that it slipped my mind to post the notice on this fair — as maybe I felt that if I couldn’t go, I didn’t want anyone else too either!

Happy Shopping & Buy something for me while you’re there!

Tot Ziens!

The Antiques Diva™

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