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Today's Neighbourhood in Delft Blue ��� Anna-Christina de Wit

View the new showcase exhibition: Today's Neighbourhood in Delft Blue, by artist Anna-Christina de Wit. The showcases show large-format contemporary Delft blue tiles made of paper and paint. On display from June 28 to October 28, 2024 in the showcases on Sint Antoniesbreestraat in Amsterdam.

Free entrance

Today's Neighbourhood in Delft Blue ��� Anna-Christina de Wit

Dates
Fri 28 Jun00:00 - 23:59
Sat 29 Jun00:00 - 23:59
Sun 30 Jun00:00 - 23:59
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Location
Vitrine-expositie
Sint Antoniesbreestraat
Amsterdam
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Showcase exhibition

The series for this exhibition consists of large-format Delft blue tiles made in paper and paint. Topics include the current street scene in combination with various professions, as can now be found in this street.

Anna-Christina de Wit

“I started making figures in blue. I called it Mood Indigo. Later I placed some of them on a Delft blue tile with the characteristic corner elements. I received so many positive reactions that I continued with the tiles, which resulted in Withart, Contemporay Delft blue tiles. I make watercolors of what I encounter in the city and work them out on ceramic tiles, but also in variations on paper and wood.”

Delft blue

Delft blue is a collective name. Its origins lie in the porcelain trade with China. This was very popular at the time, but also expensive, so potters in Delft and other cities started to copy this porcelain. Hundreds of thousands of tiles were made in the seventeenth century. Today's Withart tiles have a link with those old tiles. Because even then, scenes from everyday life were depicted, such as children playing, animals, riders and men and women practicing a profession. The 'spider', the 'ox's head' and the 'French lily' are classic corner elements, which have been copied one-on-one and, together with the images in the recognizable blue, refer to the classical origins.

Opening is June 28 at 17:00 in Huis De Pinto, reception from 16:30. The works can be seen from June 28 to October 28, 2024 in the showcases on Sint Antoniesbreestraat.

Dates and times

Friday 28 June00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 29 June00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 30 June00:00 - 23:59
Free entrance

Today's Neighbourhood in Delft Blue ��� Anna-Christina de Wit

Dates
Fri 28 Jun00:00 - 23:59
Sat 29 Jun00:00 - 23:59
Sun 30 Jun00:00 - 23:59
More dates
Location
Vitrine-expositie
Sint Antoniesbreestraat
Amsterdam
Contact
Follow