Zvartava/Amsterdam Headlines

glazed porcelain / oil on canvas
8 x 20 x 20 x 8 x 18 cm


Karin Bos

Headlines Zvartava/Amsterdam   June 2009

The photograph on the front page of the local newspaper was the daily starting-point to create a new work of art during her stay in the village Zvartava in Latvia. These are the eight glazed porcelain plates.

Afterwards the front page pictures in the Dutch newspapers from the same period functioned as the source for the eight oil paintings.

from left to right:

Zvartava: Day 1: Blondes parade in Riga. Day 2: Independence Day parade. Day 3: Neglected graves at the Latvian countryside. Day 4: Cleaning burnt house. Day 5: School receives a bus as a present from Switzerland. Day 6: Participation of the Latvian ladies basketbal team in the European Championships. Day 7: Emptying ballot-box with votes for European Parliament elections. Day 8: Cut backs.

Amsterdam: Day 1: European Parliament. Day 2: Bankruptcy General Motors. Day 3: Debate Dutch front men political parties for European elections. Day 4: Speech Obama at University of Cairo. Day 5: Sumo wrestlers in Amsterdam. Day 6: Counting votes in Manchester. Day 7: Roger Federer wins Roland Garros. Day 8: Tail piece found crashed Air-France plane.

Larger images: http://karinbos.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html