Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Kunstmarkt 2012


May was a month full of cultural events in Almere. I've already told you about Luilakmarkt and Outdoor Eating in the previous posts. Now I will show you some photos of the Kunstmarkt 2012 (Arts Market), held last May, 13th in front of Almere Centrum train station. A splendid ideia to promote the local artisans and crafts.

Do you like to watch artisans at work?

Old crafts...

From Kunstmarkt 2012

New crafts...

From Kunstmarkt 2012

Look at this wooden clogs artisan. So typically Dutch....
The first time I saw a clogs artisan working was in 2008 in our visit to Zaandam. Have you ever been there visiting the windmills?

From Kunstmarkt 2012

We also had the chance to appreciate these shoes from the Middle Ages.

From Kunstmarkt 2012

In the photo below, you can see a magazine with an image of the painting The Arnolfini Portrait (1434) by Jan van Eijk, one of the most significant Northern European painters of the 15th century. The shoes represented in the painting are similar to these ones next to the magazine.

From Kunstmarkt 2012

In our Kunstmarkt, I also found especially interesting the ladies dressed with typical Dutch outfits.Lovely, isn't it?



From Kunstmarkt 2012

Do you have similar markets in your town/city to help promoting the local artisans and crafts?

8 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Em Torres Vedras e Santa Cruz há todos os meses de Primavera e Verão, ao Sábado e ao Domingo, uma Feira Rural, onde se vende artesanato, alimentos e antiguidades. Gosto imenso! Bjs!

Presépio no Canal said...

Adoraria ver! Gosto imenso dessas feiras! Bjs! E obrigada pela dica.
;-)

ana said...

Que mercado tão giro e que fotografias fantásticas!
Beijinho, Sandra e parabéns. :))

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana! Beijinhos! :-))

Margarida Elias said...

Sandra: Apenas um detalhe se fores a Torres Vedras, a feira rural é no 1.º sábado de cada mês. A de Santa Cruz acho que é no 2.º sábado, mas não tenho a certeza... bjs!

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Margarida! E sempre bom saber as datas. Gosto muito destas feiras dedicadas as tradicoes e artesanato. Beijinhos!! :-)

Isabella J said...

Where I am, we don't. We do see often a lot about Aboriginal works, which I love, but I've not yet seen anything like this. This is definitely something that I miss from NL! Thanks for sharing, and I hope all is going well for you :-)

Presépio no Canal said...

Hello Isabella! :-)

So glad to see you here!
Those aboriginal works must be very interesting. Would you do a post about it?
I'm ok, thanks :-) Family time, now. :-)
I've more to post about this kind of markets soon. Stay tuned!
Beijinhos! xoxo