Getting inspired at Van Gogh Museum

Yesterday I visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. It was the last weekend of the exposition 'Golden boy' about the work of Gustav Klimt: "Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is one of the most fascinating artists of western art history. He is world-famous for his golden and decorative paintings and his portraits of strong women. But who was this ‘golden boy’, and what is the story behind his talent? You perhaps know Klimt’s work, but have you actually seen it?"


Due to the fact that this was the last weekend of both the exhibition and the Christmas holidays, it was very busy in the museum. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the work of Gustav Klimt and the exhibition. The nice thing about this exhibition was that it showed who inspired Gustav Klimt and how this was reflected in his work. That is why works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Rodin and my all-time favorite Kees van Dongen were also exhibited. Klimt was inspired by them and I in turn was inspired by Klimt!




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HollyHock at People of Print

People of Print wrote an article about me and my work. 

HollyHock is the pseudonym of screenprinter and stencil artist Mirjam Wagensveld. She started with stencil art approximately 8 years ago after discovering street art. Mirjam tells us; “I wanted to be able to make that kind of art myself so I watched a lot of youtube tutorials and practiced a lot. However I found that I couldn’t make anything I wanted with that technique (I love the use of halftones for example) and I wanted to make editions (at least more than one). I then discovered screenprinting!”

You can read the whole article here.

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