I received this wonderful collaged envelope from Erni.
'O, hier is weer zo'n knutselwerk', the lady from the postboxes said when she took the envelope from a hidden place (as it didn't fit in the postbox). Translated: 'Oh, here's an other fiddling work' (the funny thing is that in Dutch 'art' is 'kunst', and 'knutselen' is to fiddle / tinker (in a positive way).
And Erni wrote the relativizing words already on top of the envelope:
'If you can't get any high art,
why not trying some low?
Why not try mine?'
Well, I think Erni's art Art, not low (nor high?). As is the art work you can see in the back (especially created for the king for King's day, by normal people, I am told).
The question: 'to get high art or to get not high art' is an intriguing one.
I compared Erni's art with the art of Herman Brood, the late Dutch singer and artist, whose art nowadays is considered 'high art'. I cannot get that myself: I found this painting in the Music School.
So decide for yourself: which work of art is most arty?
Behold Erni's Kurt whistling, while Brood's accordeon player has a hazy gaze...
Whether Erni agrees or not: Erni's art is high art!
And a folder:
And in this folder....
A very nice surprise!
..... which I leave a surprise for the time being....
... to be continued next week (or so).
Herzlichen Dank, Erni!