Christie van der Haak: Fairy Tales; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

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On Boxing Day i visited the Gemeentemuseum to see Christie van der Haak’s exhibition Fairy Tales.

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Van der Haak has been awarded the municipal Ouborg Prize and the show is organized on that occasion.

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She once started out as a painter, but later on she also started making designs, amongst others for textiles.

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The present exhibition shows her work in an installation highlighting both her painting and her designs, where the visitor is almost literally enclosed in a wonderful world of colour and patterns.

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The show is accompanied by a just as wonderful book.

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If you can read Dutch i suggest you click here and read Michiel Morel’s excellent article about Van der Haak on his blog.

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But the best thing to do is, of course, to visit the show.

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Be prepared to take your time though, as there is a lot to be seen and many visitors linger (as i did) because they can’t get enough of the atmosphere.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus Pieters

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