sábado, 30 de julio de 2016


Christa Zaat

For months John Vijlbrief and Poen de Wijs have been busy making a series of iBooks about a lifetime of experience and knowledge in painting and drawing of Poen. Poen is a contemporary painter, with a thorough knowledge of the old painting techniques. He wants to pass his knowledge to newer generations, so it won't get lost. in this project, they asked me to translate all their iBooks. There are 6 iBooks available, and one free introduction.

If you are unknown with iBooks, and you have an iPad, this is a great chance to see what magic a book like this is. It contains text (excerpts from the other iBooks), video's and many examples of Poen's work.

And for the people who do know his work: Poen is working on three more iBooks: The Complete Works!

Go to the iBookstore and typ Poen de Wijs, and you will easily find the books!

To be continued!

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Carnaval des Animaux - Papillons (Carnival of the Animals - Butterfies), 2013
acrylics on canvas
30 x 30 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private connection

In 2011 Vincent Michels and Marley Eltz, acrobats, choreographers and artistic directors of the Amsterdam acrobat group Corpus Acrobatics, persuaded Poen to visit their show ‘Evolution’ in the Delamar theatre in Amsterdam. A breath-taking choreography that exposed the beauty and fragility of Mother Earth. The relationship in attitude between Vincent, Marley and Poen and their commonality within each other’s theme could not remain without consequences. Together with three contortionists (snake girls) of the group, Li Ling Kassing, Daniëlle Bubberman and Renske Endel, Poen realized a series of works based on the 14-part composition ‘Carnival des Animaux’ for ensemble or small orchestra in 1886, by French composer Camille Saint -Saëns. In music, he portrayed a number of animals and their characteristics, who are depicted a little mockingly, but also quite aptly.

CORPUS ACROBATICS from Amsterdam, founded and directed by Vincent Michels and Marley Eltz is a renowned acrobatic theatre company from Amsterdam, who perform for over 15 years spectacular acrobatic shows all over the world. Corpus is the first Dutch "new" circus without animals. The visual impact using projections, expression, sensational acrobatics and choreography give their performances a very personal style.
The group was extremely successful at many festivals and theatre tours, including Festival Classique , The Hague (2011), Delamar Theatre, Amsterdam (2011) and numerous international events including Mexico, Brazil, England, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium , France, Portugal and Russia.

Text from the catalogue ‘Carnaval des Animaux - 2013’

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 – 2014
Globe Children, 2013
acrylics on canvas
100 x 100 cm.
private collection

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