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a short history about the
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Selected Art

artists (55)

Keith Barrett
Alexander Baturin
Henk van den Berg
Gabriele Berger
Françoise van den Bosch
Kees Buckens
Wien Cobbenhagen
Henck van Dijck
Wim Drion
Jeroen Fransen
Ron Gennisse
Henk van Gerner
Rinus Groenendaal
Jorma Hautala
Lutz Hellmuth
May Hobijn
Kari Huhtamo
Margreet Huisman
Venelin Ivanov
Marja de Jong
Roland de Jong Orlando
Ton Kalle
Bart Kelholt
Bert De Keyser
Aart Lamberts
Niels Lous
Wicher Meursing
Oleg Nikoliuk
Jeroen Niemeyer
Cor Noltee
Marco de Nood
Herbert Nouwens
Matti Peltokangas
Kiril Prashkov
Vera Röhm
Geert Schiks
Anneke Schollaardt
Mari Shields
Lies van der Sluis
Wim Smits
Rezsö Somfai
Borislav Stoev
Jan Jelle Stroosma
Yuri Sviridov
Georghiu Tchapkenov
Yutaka Toyota
Rita van der Vegt
Frits Vanèn
Vasil Vasilev
Arie Wols
Gennady Zubkov
Lucien den Arend


May Hobijn

Johann Sebastian Bach Sculpture Symposium
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North Sea Black Sea
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go de graaf
henk van trigt
lucien den arend
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return of Vincent van Gogh







St IvesNet
a short history

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"Many of the world's foremost artists visited St Ives, a remote fishing port in the south west of England. A number of them lived and worked there.

Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicolson, Henry Moore, Naum Gabo, Bernard Leach and Sjoji Hamada were among them. Already in the early 19th century William Turner made sketches during his visit. At the end of the century Whistler spent part of a winter in this Cornish town. In the following years a relatively large number of artists settled there. In the late 1950's St Ives was one of the world centers for artists and writers. Nowadays the Tate St IVES continues the art tradition. This museum also includes Barbara Hepworth's studio which is located in the center. 'Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic', wrote Barbara Hepworth; 'here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space'. During her first period at Trewyn Studio, she worked predominantly in stone and wood, but during the 1950s she increasingly made sculpture in bronze as well. This led her to create works on a more monumental scale, for which she used the garden as her viewing area. The bronzes now in the garden are seen in the environment for which they were created, and most are in the positions in which the artist herself placed them. The garden itself was laid out by Barbara Hepworth with help from her friend, the composer Priaulx Rainier.

I visited her studio in 1975 just after she died. This was short time after I had met Henry Moore in Forte Dei Marmi in Italy, where he told me about the period in Cornwall.

For all these reasons I chose this name for our website when I initiated it back in 1997.

It was my first visit to this small and remote town in Cornwall, back in the seventies which prompted me to use the name St. Ives for another international community of artists. In this way St Ives Net will be a new center for the arts on the world wide web. Our aim is to present the best of the arts and to make no concessions to commercial temptations. There may indeed be a few ads on some pages which will help finance our art sites; but there will be no links on the artists' pages themselves nor will there ever be any banners."

Lucien den Arend

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