Dirk Vanduffel

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Articles (91)

Emile Claus: Centenary Commemoration - Illuminating the Golden Lys in Memory of His Passing
Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Emile Claus: Centenary Commemoration - Illuminating the Golden Lys in Memory of His Passing

Emile Claus, born on the banks of the river Lys in Sint-Eloois-Vijve (Waregem) on September 27, 1849, holds a significant place in art history. “ In commemoration of the centenary of his passing in 2024, we saw fit to organize an exhibition near his birthplace” says Pietro Iacopucci, Alderman of culture in Waregem.

GRACE: Unifying Efforts Against Art and Cultural Heritage Crime
Article date: Monday, December 4, 2023

GRACE: Unifying Efforts Against Art and Cultural Heritage Crime

GRACE (Ghent Research institute for Art & cultural heritage Crime and Law Enforcement) was founded on February 1, 2023 by representatives of the University of Ghent, the Local Police of Ghent and the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent. It started as a Ghent initiative - what's in a name - but soon various Flemish, federal, and even Dutch organizations joined the network.

Picasso 1906. The Turning Point at Reina Sofia
Article date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Picasso 1906. The Turning Point at Reina Sofia

The exhibition Picasso 1906. The Turning Point looks to survey, from a contemporary aesthetic awareness, the artist’s first contribution to the definition of “modern art”.

The Princeton University Art Museum Has Reattributed a Painting to Rubens
Article date: Friday, October 13, 2023

The Princeton University Art Museum Has Reattributed a Painting to Rubens

Two Princeton University Art Museum scholars, Ronni Baer, distinguished curator of 17th Century European Art, and Bart Devolder, Chief Conservator, have made a surprising discovery: a once overlooked painting, Death of Adonis, in the collection has turned out to be an authentic work by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Asian Art Museum Sues WHY Architects and Swinerton Builders
Article date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Asian Art Museum Sues WHY Architects and Swinerton Builders

the Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco (the “Foundation”) started the process to file a cross-complaint against WHY Architecture Workshop Inc. (“WHY”) in a San Francisco County Superior Court action originally initiated by Swinerton Builders (“Swinerton”) in December 2021.

Controversy Surrounding the Handling of Art Collector Gilberte Lens-Ghesquière's Inheritance by KMSKA Antwerp
Article date: Friday, May 26, 2023

Controversy Surrounding the Handling of Art Collector Gilberte Lens-Ghesquière's Inheritance by KMSKA Antwerp

At her death in 2017, art collector Gilberte Ghesquière bequeathed 131 artworks to the KMSKA, along with 1.26 million euros to manage her estate. However, it is claimed that only 11,500 euros of that money has been spent on the collection.

Symbolism of Peaches in "Still Life with Peaches" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Article date: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Symbolism of Peaches in "Still Life with Peaches" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Still Life with Peaches" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, completed in 1881, features a grouping of peaches and pears on a table. The painting captures the soft, velvety texture of the peaches and the delicate skin of the pears.

Pyotr (Petr) Aven and the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Article date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Pyotr (Petr) Aven and the Royal Academy of Arts, London

The EU has frozen the assets and imposed a travel ban on more than half a dozen of Russia’s most prominent oligarchs, many of them with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, one of them is Petr Aven, founder of Alfa Bank.

The Belgian Federal Government’s Solution in Fighting the Omicron Variant: Let’s Close Culture
Article date: Friday, December 24, 2021

The Belgian Federal Government’s Solution in Fighting the Omicron Variant: Let’s Close Culture

In protest to the illogical decision made by the Belgian Federal government to close only cultural events and activities in order to protect against the Omicron variant, Dirk Vanduffel conveys his thoughts in a short commentary.

Sculptor Dr Gindi: The Idiosyncratic Fictionist
Article date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Sculptor Dr Gindi: The Idiosyncratic Fictionist

Sculptor Dr Gindi is best known for combining high craftsmanship with a subtlety of purpose to create three-dimensional masterpieces. Originally educated as medical doctor, she ponders now as an artist on the finality of decay whilst striving to depict the potential infinity of human existence.

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Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

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