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Art and artists


Basque artists

Bernardo Atxaga ( writer):

Atxaga was born in Asteasu, Gipuzkoa (Basque Country), in 1951. He usually writes in Basque.

He has written some short stories, Ziutateaz, for example, was published in 1976. His first collection of poetry, Etiopia appeared in 1978. He has written plays, song lyrics, novels and short stories. His book of short stories, Obabakoak was published in 1988 and gave him much fame and several prizes, such as Spain's National Literature Prize. So far, the book has been translated into more than 20 languages.

 

Mikel Laboa (Musician):

Mikel Laboa Mancisidor (Pasaia, 15 June 1934 – Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 December 2008) was one of the Basque Country's most important singer-songwriters.

His music has had an influence on younger generations. His album Txerokee, Mikel Laboaren Kantak was published in 1991 by various younger-generation rock and folk music groups. His album Bat-Hiru was chosen as the greatest Basque album in history. Nearly all of his songs are sung in Basque.

 

 

Eduardo Chillida: (Sculptor)

Eduardo Chillida Juantegui (1924–2002) was a SpanishBasque sculptor notable for his monumental abstract works.

Chillida's earliest sculptures concentrated on the human form. His later works tended to be more massive and more abstract, producing many monumental public works.

Much of Chillida's work is inspired by his Basque upbringing, and many of his sculptures' titles are in the Basque language Euskera. An important sculpture El peine del viento (The comb of the wind) is situated in the sea in La Concha bay at San Sebastian, that we are going to visit when dutch come to the Basque Country.

 

 Frisian artists
 

  Piter Wilkens (Leeuwarden, 26 August 1959) is a singer, guitar-player, composer and a songwriter. In 1986, he went solo and he still is. Piter exclusive sings in the Frisian or in at the Frisian related dialects. He went touring in the united states of America, poland, austria and others.

 

 
He also sings in bigbands, corps or other bands. He performs at festivals or in theaters.
 
 
Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his optical illusions and impossible constructions.
Maurits Cornelis, was born in Leeuwarden.. In 1919, Escher attended the
Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts . In 1922 Escher left the school, having gained experience in drawing and making woodcuts.  
 

 

  

Last modified: 2010-03-08 12:31 by Annika Beeksma