Exhibition “Lingam”, Catharijneconvent Utrecht, The Netherlands

February 10, 2010 | No Comments

A true beauty that makes you think!
Guest conservator Ruudt Peters succeeded as no-one else to create an exhibition so refreshing, delicate, fragile, warm and beautiful on a subject that is so sensitive to discuss. Due to the enormous diversity of interpretations of lingams by artists from all over the world, the serene context of this religious museum and the introduction film, interviews, you definitely will get toughed by it.
In my previous article “A talk with Ruudt Peters” you can take a look at this -partly- introduction film shown on the exhibition.

Activity to the exhibition:
12 February 2010, Maha Shivratri; Special celebration of “Night of the Mighty Shiva”, 16.00 – 20.00 PM

The exhibition is prolonged until 14th March 2010! Please see for more information the Internet website of the Catharijneconvent.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour English catalogue entitled “Lingam”, by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, price €30, ISBN: 978-3-89790-325-8

The fine permanent collection of The Catharijneconvent also includes a treasury room filled with beautiful Bishop rings, Breast crosses, extraordinary beautiful diamond-set monstrance’s, impressive books with jewelled covers (gem-set) and many fine silver objects to the church.

My book advice this time: “Church Furnishings”, A NADFAS guide encouraged by The V&A, by Patricia Dirsztay 1971, ISBN: 0710088973. This guide is probably only second-hand available….but one of my best advices I can ever give to you! It’s about details of; heraldry, metalwork, costumes, armour, lettering, architectural terms, shapes of: knots/covers/finials/feet and handles, miscellany, textiles, books, memorials, musical instruments, symbols, woodwork etc.etc. Next to clear drawings.
Ps. I just found a new one on the Internet $600 and a second-hand $5, both paper backs.


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