friday 23 december 2005

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de kerstboom van Gary Hume voor Tate Britain (detail)De jaarlijkse kunstkerstboom van de Tate Gallery in Londen werd deze keer bedacht door schilder Gary Hume, die hem vol hing met zwarte vogels:

"Hume has chosen a traditional Nordmania spruce tree decorated with a flock of hand-painted, stencil-cut blackbirds made from steel plate that perch proudly on the branches.
The blackbird remains a resident of Britain during the winter season and can be found all over the country - from suburban backyards, to city centres and farmlands. It has strong associations with Christmas through the popular carol Twelve Days of Christmas. The line 'four calling birds,' refers to blackbirds and may derive from the more traditional wording, 'four colly birds', since 'colly' means black and refers to the soot of coal. "

> Mob oftewel de boom van Gary Hume, en een overzicht van zijn voorgangers.



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