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Author: Birte Hölscher

Bettina Heinen-Ayech – accepted into the exclusive circle of the most important historical women personalities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Bettina Heinen-Ayech – accepted into the exclusive circle of the most important historical women personalities in north rhine westphalia / Bettina Heinen-Ayech – in den…

Usedom in the mirror of painting and graphics (1936-1981) – From the Niemeyer-Holstein Collection

Usedom in the mirror of painting and graphics (1936-1981) – From the Niemeyer-Holstein Collection / Usedom im Spiegel der Malerei und Grafik (1936-1981) – Aus…

Jamlitz

Jamlitz in Lower Lusatia, owned by the Lieberose Counts von der Schulenburg from 1622 to 1945, was at the turn of the last century a…

LIVING FOR ART IS EVERYTHING / Leven voor de kunst is alles / Leben für die Kunst ist alles

This trilingual publication accompanies the exhibition Jacoba van Heemskerck (1876-1923). Artist and Source of Inspiration | A small Tribute, organised by the Museum Domburg and…

TUSCULUM

Artists’ Association Murnau e.V. – Community Studio TUSCULUM, Murnau am StaffelseeArtistic studio, course location and producer gallery The artists’ association Murnau e.V. – Atelier TUSCULUM…

Faaborg

A complete art experience since 1915 Faaborg Museum is a Gesamtkunstwerk featuring painting, sculpture, architecture, and furniture design – and the overall result is extraordinary.…

Gödöllö

Throughout history, the town of Gödöllö was visited by many famous people and royals, such as Queen Elisabeth (Sisi), who wandered there finding spiritual refuge.…

Nida

The beautiful fishing village of Nida – which Germans named Nidden at the birth of the artists’ colony – is situated in the extraordinary landscape…

Önningeby

The Önningeby Artists’ Colony was founded in 1886 by the Finnish landscape painter Victor Westerholm, at the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Önningeby attracted…

Zweeloo

In the summer of 1882 Max Liebermann, a well-dressed young man from Berlin,  accompanied by his Dutch friend, the  painter Jozef Israëls arrived in the…

Laren

After the success of the Oosterbeek colony, and with the industrialisation of cities like Rotterdam and Amsterdam, the artists drawn to landscape painting were looking…

Oosterbeek

Part of the Barbizon naturalist tradition, the small and picturesque village of Oosterbeek became home to one of the first Dutch artists’ colonies. Situated between…

Plasmolen

In the words of writer Jac P. Thijsse: “The Jansberg near Mook, with its immediate surroundings is, botanically, one of the richest landscapes in the…

Domburg

Seaside resorts seem to attract artists by their very nature. In Domburg the attraction was enhanced by the unspoilt beauty of the surroundings, the special…

Tervuren

After the colony of Barbizon came to life in France, more European artists followed suit. The artists’ colony of Tervuren was founded in the woods…

Genk

Genk today is nothing like what it looked like at the start of one of Belgium’s most beloved artists’ colonies in 1840. Today, the city…

Champion

The origins of the village of Champion go back to the Gallo-Roman period. In 1836, a classical-style castle was bought by the Congregation of the…

Barbizon

It’s a privilege to learn a craft at the art academy, but it’s not always the only way. Barbizon was created as an act of…

Simonskall

From 1919-1921, politically active intellectuals and artists lived and worked in Simonskall in the municipality of Hürtgenwald near the city of Düren. Situated in a…

Ferch

Fishermen’s village Ferch is a tiny town on the southwestern end of Lake Schwielowsee, which kept its cute rural character into the late 20th century.…

Usedom

The artist’s colony of Usedom was founded a bit later than many of the colonies of the time, but was no less popular. Nearly 30…

Hiddensee

Together with Ahrenshoop and Schwaan, Hiddensee counts as one of the North German artists‘ colonies. On a small and intimate island like this, wide blue…

Ahrenshoop

Whether it’s sculptures, literature, film, music, theatre or paintings you’re looking for, Ahrenshoop will always be inviting. Right near the wild edges and cliffs of…

Schwaan

The small Mecklenburg town of Schwaan is nestled between the rivers Warnow and Beke, surrounded by rolling hills and vast fields. Important painters succumbed to…

Dangast

Imagine taking your pencils, your brushes and your easel and setting up your studio near the beach for the summer. To the painters of “Die…