Ramadan Mubarak

I wish here all my Sisters and Brothers a happy Holy Month of Ramadan. Time to remember, enlightened by Words of Q’ran, attention and compassion for our fellow Creatures of Allah.

Emotion in Jeddah!

Overwhelming moments at occasion of King”s Cup Final, half time show Production with my decades long friend Arnaud RIchard.

Big Time!

Ernest Stanislas Blanc-Garin (1843 – 1916)

Dagmar De Furuhjel – L’Atelier du peintre Blanc-Garin-c.1890 – huile-sur-toile – 160-x-225-cm.

My Grand-Grand father was a French-Belgian painter. Blanc-Garin settled in Brussels in 1863, where he was formed in the studio of Jan Frans Portaels. In Paris he worked in Alexandre Cabanel’s studio and took classes at the École des Beaux-Arts. He participated in the Prix de Rome in 1867 and received an honorable mention at the Paris salon one year later. In 1871 he settled permanently in Brussels. He painted, among other things, cityscapes and genre performances. He was co-founder of the ‘Société des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles’ (1891).
Blanc-Garin opened a workshop in Brussels in 1883 for male and female students. The students were given separate lessons, the men on the ground floor, the ladies on the first floor, each with its own entrance. Pupils included Marguérite Dielman, Henri Evenepoel, Marie Heijermans, Jo Koster, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, Louis Raemaekers, Adya van Rees-Dutilh, Emma Verwee, Chrisje van der Willigen and Lucien Wollès.
In his villa in the dunes of Knokke he also taught Pierre Henri Bayaux.http://Dagmar De Furuhjel – L’Atelier du peintre Blanc-Garin, c.1890, huile sur toile, 160 x 225 cm.

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Peter Panhuys with family and friends (1575)

Moses with the Tablets of the Law in the middle of the Israelites (Maerten de Vos, 1574-1575) The Antwerp families Panhuys and Hooftman portray themselves as the people of Israel on this special group portrait. The result is an immense panel with a large number of figures, shown in bright colors. The families are grouped around Moses, who holds the tablets of the law. The figures in the background wear contemporary clothing. People can literally read their names from close by at times. Other bystanders are dressed in oriental. Before the feet of Moses lie the gifts that the Israelites gave him.