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Ángel Corpa - Hablemos (Benjamín prado & Ángel Corpa)


Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 27 February 1863 - Madrid, 10 August 1923)

was a Spanish painter who specialized in painting portraits, landscapes and works with social and historical themes. His most famous works mainly contain images of people, navies and the landscape of his native country.

The early work of Sorolla is counted among realism and mainly concerns social and historical themes. Later he worked mainly in the style of Impressionism, mainly painted portraits and landscapes from his native country, and mostly worked 'en plein air'.

Sorolla frequently traveled, often stayed in Paris, exhibited with great success in the Paris salon and the Exposition Universelle (1900), but also several times in the United States. A series of fourteen paintings with Spanish people and subjects, which he made for the library of the 'Hispanic Society of America' in New York, was known.

Kind regards Pierre


The FOG, Claude Monet once remarked: "London would not be a beautiful city,

it is the fog that gives it its beautiful breadth." While working on his London series, he got up early every day to visit the Waterloo Bridge in the morning. to paint, to go to Charing Cross Bridge in the afternoon and in the afternoon.

He observed both motifs from his window on the fifth floor in the Savoy Hotel. The two Waterloo Bridge paintings of the Kunstinstituut date from 1900 and 1903, but both probably started in 1900 and only started when Monet felt they were done. He worked on all of his paintings in London in his studio in Giverny, and refused to send them to his dealer until he was satisfied with them as an ensemble.

Kind regards

Monet / Pierre

Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil / Beynac et Cazenac Dordogne Fr.
                       Claude Monet, 1873, oil on canvas / Pierre v.Dijk, 2015, Oil on canvas

Bought a $450 Million

So You Just Bought  $450 Million a Leonardo da Vinci Painting. Now What?

A woman takes in the vast and unsettling implications of the Salvator Mundi at Christie's. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) It’s not hard to imagine a feature film based on the $450 million sale of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi (c. 1500). In the movie version of the event, as soon as the hammer comes down, the auction house sends out decoy trucks and spreads disinformation on the dark web to thwart potential gangsters waiting to seize the work for their mobbed-up bosses. The reality is far more mundane—but no less complex. (Don’t worry, it still involves decoy trucks.) There are numerous practical matters to consider, like packing, shipping, insurance, and tax liability. So, as soon the winning bid comes in, a host of legal and logistical procedures are set in motion. With more and more works commanding eight- and nine-figure prices at auction—including a $110 million Basquiat this past spring and a $179 mi…

Elton John

Elton John and his band in Monaco
50 Years of Career Merits a Celebration!
06 December 2017
20:00 Elton John is one of the masters of pop, winning accolades and putting out one hit after another (“Your Song”, “I’m Still Standing”, “Don’t go Breaking my Heart”, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”) and sold-out world tours. He has performed and sung with the greatest names in music, including John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Céline Dion, George Michael, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Sting, etc., and he remains a reference and inspiration for a whole new generation of artists. In his latest album “Wonderful Crazy Night”, Elton John returns to basics and brings back the pop of his early days: both catchy and effective. He has performed and sung with the greatest names including John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Céline Dion, George Michael, Rolling Stones, Who, Queen, Sting … and remains a reference and inspiration for a whole new generation of Artists. In his l…

Pierre van Dijk als Bassist in Beynac et Cazenac.


Exhibition "Degas"

Exhibition "Degas, Danse, Dessin",
                          from November 28, 2017 to Febuary 25, 2018 at the Musée d'Orsay

Christmas Art show '17

Kerstfair: ‘ Kunst & Design & Ambachten’ van 20 t/m 24 december 2017 Galerie KuBra presenteert: ’Wintersalon’ van 20 december t/m 20 januari 2018


5 Dagen lang staat de overdekte voetgangerspassage aan het Burgemeester Loeffplein in ‘s- Hertogenbosch in het teken van Kunst, Design en Ambachten in Kerstsfeer! Op woensdag 20 december om 11.00 uur is de feestelijke, officiële opening en toasten we op de toekomst!

Pierre-Christmas Art show

De kerstdagen zijn een mooie gelegenheid om de handen ineen te slaan en om de eerste aanzet te geven tot een levendige sociaal/culture invulling van de passage in de oude wijk De Pijp.
Alle initiatieven gelegen aan deze passage; Galerie KuBra, Zeefdrukatelier Kurtface, Het Kunstatelier, Anne van den Heuvel met Galerie Kleurraak en De Pijp-Leer & Ambacht gaan het publiek en de inwoners op een laagdrempelige manier uitdagen, betrekken bij, en bewust laten worden van de kunst van haar eigen regionale kunstenaars en ambachtslieden middels p…
Krastyo Todorov Don Quixote 40in x 32in Oil on Canvas

Monaco’s Luxury

Shortage of New Homes Sends Monaco’s Luxury Prices Soaring

Photo: courtesy of Monaco Yacht Show

A new report finds them clocking in at €53,000 per square                meter.Luxury residential real estate values in Monaco reached €53,000 (US$61,832) per square meter in the second quarter of 2017, according to a new report by Knight Frank. The tiny, independent region on the French Riviera has led Knight Frank’s annual global comparison of residential values since 2008, the report said, and was followed by Hong Kong, New York and London. “Monaco remains at the top of global wish lists,” said Kate Everett-Allen, head of international residential research at Knight Frank, “with no other city in the world boasting the same wealth density.” Prices are being supported by a lack of new development. Not one residential unit was completed in the Principality in 2016, according to the report released Monday, likely to put further pressure on prices in the short to medium term. While there is…

Brad’s huge news:

I'm in love with a         Princess (Charlotte              Casiraghi)

/ Photo via New Idea
Share This! More than 12 months after his shock split from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has finally found love again – with Monaco royalty. Multiple sources reveal that the A-list star and Charlotte Casiraghi – daughter of Princess Caroline, and granddaughter of the late Grace Kelly – have been quietly dating for more than a month after meeting through mutual friends. The pair took their love public last week, both attending a Los Angeles Country Museum of Art event – with onlookers telling New Idea they were ‘inseparable’ and Brad was ‘besotted’ with his new princess.
Charlotte Casiraghi / Photo via New Idea
‘No-one could believe it when we saw them together,’ and onlooker tells. ‘There have been rumours circulating for weeks that Brad has moved on with a new woman, but no-one was ready to see him hand-in-hand with royalty from Monaco.’ It’s believed Charlotte and Brad were introduced to on…