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I had a wonderful journey last weekend when once again traveling with the Eurostar to London to go see family. This was mainly due to the new Eurostar board magazine, which had wonderful and interesting articles in it. Among the many places to visit I also wrote down Luc Tuymans’ name for research later. The Belgian Artist (with a Dutch mother and a Flemish father) is not that well received in Germany, but found acclaim elsewhere. Tate Modern as well as the Saatchi Gallery in London have had several of his works exhibited. His subjects are mostly topics you wouldn’t want to paint about yourself: cancer, Holocaust and colonial Congo among gruelling others.

His latest impressive work on the other hand is a painting of the wonderful Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, which will be opening the Stedelijk – the leading contemporary art museum in Amsterdam.

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Go and see it, if you get the chance! The museum is well worth seeing.