Mayor of Amsterdam
- Silvio1953 (179255)
- [2018-06-12 6:57]
Ciao Rob, lovely composition with walking woman, beautiful graffiti and great portrait, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Nicou (176325)
- [2018-06-12 7:29]
quel double portrait et vue quelle dame et ces lunettes et ce menton quei de déformrme quel effet et iamge sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
- ChrisJ (143247)
- [2018-06-12 8:31]
It's good that the younger generation still remember him and deem him worthy of commemorating through street art. Excellent sharpness, color, and saturation. The woman walking by adds scale. I like the stark contrast between the ho hum tagging at the bottom and the more refined and creative portrait(s) at the top. Tfs!
- lousat (113175)
- [2018-06-12 8:35]
Hi Rob,very curious and modern way to celebrate the dead mayor of dutch capital. A double portrait from 2 points of view mixed in an unique painting. Artistic work,no dubta,a very different way to celebrate politic men,i seen a big mausoleum in the last week dedicated to the 1st uzbek president dead too in 2017. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- pajaran (83317)
- [2018-06-12 9:02]
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepe fotografije i secanje.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast, nice colors.
Nice photos and memories.
Good text about the used technique and the elements of the image.
I wish you a nice day, all the best.
This must have been quite a special mayor, to be honored with such a monument. I would have expected to find a brilliant portrait like this in an establishment museum like the Stedelijk. Was it placed at this old shipyard as a tribute to his tolerance for graffiti and informal public art in the city? Was there even an intention that the space under the portrait would be left to the activists at the NDSM to fill with the usual tags?
Whatever the reason for the portrait and its location this is a very enjoyable set of three photos.
I am impressed that this mayor was so respected by the people of Amsterdam, that a memorial has been erected so rapidly. It is a very attractive portrait, so modern in its interpretation but, maybe, symbolising the fact that the mayor, Eberhart van der Laan, looked at the city and its problems from more than one angle.
I like the fact that it is so much part of the city, not squirrelled away in some building, where only a section of the population would see it.
I am, however, surprised at the graffiti underneath the portrait. I'm not sure of its meaning but, somehow, it seems a little disrespectful.
My warm regards,
- Fis2 (131115)
- [2018-06-12 12:09]
An interesting way to remember about the mayor of Amsterdam.
Picture makes impression.
Good colors, sharpness and light.
- jimmj63 (0)
- [2018-06-12 12:57]
I am moved and bewildered by the relationship that Amsterdaam has with its mayor, in Italy politicians are barely tolerated, in our plurisecolarescicism, even the art and architecture in Italy for 200 years are skeptical, you can find refined architecture but always timid, or shameless, as only criminals can be,
- Tue (61732)
- [2018-06-12 13:10]
Het zou me niet verbazen als ze nog eens besluiten dit kunstwerk ook op de muren van de Stopera te schilderen als eerbetoon aan de vroegere burgemeester. Het is nog maar de vraag of zijn opvolger ook zo'n status krijgt, vermoedelijk in ieder geval niet als het onverhoopt Oudkerk aan de Amstel wordt. Het contrast met de graffiti onderaan is ook erg mooi.
- carlo62 (73868)
- [2018-06-12 14:16]
non so chi ha chiesto di fare questo doppio ritratto del sindaco, ma è stato un giusto omaggio a una persona che ha amato la sua città.
Molto belle le tue foto, questa è veramente fantastica.
- pierrefonds (85669)
- [2018-06-12 15:17]
The tight frame is putting the artwork in evidence. The point of view is showing the details of the portrait of the mayor and of the graffiti. The sharpness is very good. Have a nice day.
- papagolf21 (134921)
- [2018-06-12 23:07]
Bonjour, cher Rob,
D'habitude, c'est la ville qui dédicace un hommage à l'édile, ici, c'est Madame la Maire qui remercie ses administrés, voilà une formule originale.
Quant à la présentation, elle est vraiment très originale.
- COSTANTINO (84975)
- [2018-06-13 7:45]
Hello dear Rob and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I red carefully your useful notes about the popular mayor of Amsterdam Eberhart van der Laan passed awat
great work its good that the younger generation
still remeber of him
- jhm (181452)
- [2018-06-13 10:09]
Ik volg minder de Nederlandse politiek dan 20 jaar geleden maar had wel gehoord van de Burgemeester dat hij geliefd was ebn was overladen.
Deze van Rotterdan haal in België regelmatig de pers, als Marokaan voor zijn uitspraken, tegen mensen die niet de taal willen leren.
Mooi dat u een ode bracht aan iemand die politiek zijn naam waardig is.
Mooi gedaan, bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,
- emka (129847)
- [2018-06-14 0:28]
Hello Rob, Fantastic that this Mayor of Amsterdam loved the city and the people loved him. Wonderful tribute. How strange is this portrait - profile and en face in one. Picasso made something like this :). And under this masterpiece the ugly scrawls on the wall. Excellent composition.
Kind regards MAlgo
- CLODO (40161)
- [2018-06-15 4:35]
It's a portrait which looks as a Picasso painting,we can see at te same time his face and profile.
- danos (110395)
- [2018-06-17 4:46]
nice your contribution to the passed away mayor of Amsterdam with his portrait to decorates a part of Amsterdam.The two WS bring us more close to this popular mayor of Amsterdam.
- GyurMaster (13160)
- [2018-06-17 12:20]
What should I say? Its a nice observation and an good realization.
- macjake (86297)
- [2018-06-18 1:02]
good to see your shots again, i'm back from my 2 week holiday in Croatia :)
Glad to see the WS photo so we can see this tribute in a further out composition, we get a better sense of it that way.
nice to see the close up as well.
I doubt there will ever be a tribute to our Vancouver mayor! but thats a story for a different day haha
- rychem (60509)
- [2018-06-22 8:02]
think it is a great idea to show such a beautiful double portrait, a very nice tribute to the mayor of the city, very nice series of three photos, my compliments Ryszard
- worldcitizen (11644)
- [2018-06-23 9:24]
This is an interesting juxtaposition of elements. Of course the mural of the mayor jumps out right away, but it also blends well with the colorful graffiti and the woman walking by. Even the random piece of furniture seems to have its place in this composition. Your chosen crop works very well.
- jean113 (11767)
- [2018-07-14 9:44]
Hello Rob, you chose the right shot for your main post, although the other shots complement this one perfectly.
He sounds like a wonderful man from what I can discern in your notes.
This wonderful piece of art seems a little out of place in the surroundings that you show, am I missing something?
Always thought provoking, an excellent post.
- Hanssie (10932)
- [2018-09-12 3:10]
Dat was dan ook een burgemeester ! !
- jmdias (83639)
- [2018-10-27 12:22]
a curious mural with the double face of the mayor and the daily life running in the lower part of the compo. it is rare a politician have a so big love from people.
the last one many brazilians loved is in a jail, and he isn't innocent...