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National Gallery of Ireland Turning Heads

Early this year, the National Gallery of Ireland will be staging an entire exhibition dedicated to ‘the tronie’ – an old Dutch word for ‘face’ that represented creative experimenting with facial expressions and particular heads – featuring some of the most iconic examples of the genre by Dutch and Flemish artists, including Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. All eyes will be on Dublin, when Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer opens on Saturday,...

Dutch Sculptor’s Gravity-Defying Works

Dutch-born artist and sculptor, Ramon Schalkx, was rejected from the prestigious HKU – University of the Arts in Utrecht back in 2002. Reflecting on this moment of exclusion, Schalkx claims it was the catalyst for making the impossible, possible. Now, the 42-year-old artist is believed to be the only sculptor in the world to combine stone and bronze in gravity-defying masterpieces. A collection of his work will be showcased at The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren’s inaugural...

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