Images of artworks by the visual artists of Curaçao
The experience with the green sea turtle happened during Tanya Haynes’ first visit to Bonaire, a sister island of Curaçao. Tanya had studied the turtle swim along the reef without a care in the world for 60 to 70 minutes. The sun was setting and there were sun rays behind him and he was just swimming […]
Series of etchings by Jan Toeter on the history of Curaçao: ‘Eindelijk een leider’ (At last a leader).
Series of etchings by Jan Toeter on the history of Curaçao. #7: ‘Je kon vluchten’ (‘You could escape’).
Kosecha Kultural (2017) was organized by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied in 2017 at Landhuis Bloemhof. During this event the artist made this mural at the parking lot, with help of the visitors.
Mural by Francis Sling, in Scharloo Abou. ‘3 o’ clock romance’ (2017).
Mural by artist Garrick Marchena on the facade of a small cottage in Otrobanda. Spotted during the art walk with artist Avantia Damberg. Check out her facebook page and book a tour to see more murals by several local artists:
Muralist Garrick Marchena shows his work in forgotten corners of our inner city. While exploring the old parts of Otrobanda, Punda and Scharloo you will encounter them.
Artwork by Tirzo Martha. Exhibition ‘No Excuses’ in Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague, 2017. Photo courtesy of museum Beelden aan Zee.
Artwork by Ria Houwen.
Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition 2017: Shapes of Love.
Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition in 2017.
Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition in 2017: Shapes of Love.
Creative Platform Uni Arte located in Casa Moderna Madurostraat 60 Curaçao Dutch Caribbean
Painting by visual artist Ariadne Faries titled ‘Creating Momentum’.
‘Pink Mountain’ by Brigitte Wawoe. Photo collage on foamboard, 45 x 60 cm. This collage by visual artist Brigitte Wawoe is made with pink pieces of paper and a picture of the quarry of the Tafelberg, a table top mountain where her studio is located. In 2016 she held her last exhibition in Landhuis Bloemhof, titled ‘Cause & […]
‘Drumi’ by Brigitte Wawoe. Mixed media on foamboard, 50 x 70 cm. This collage by visual artist Brigitte Wawoe is made of many small pieces found during her walks in nature, or at the quarry of the Tafelberg, a table top mountain where her studio is located. In 2016 she held her last exhibition in […]
Ariadne Faries, ‘The black nun’, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 134 x 120 cm. Painting made after the artists’ personal struggle and coming to terms with the church and her Roman Catholic background. It was selected for three exhibitions. In 2010 it was displayed in the large group art event ‘Antepasado di Futuro’ in the Curaçao […]
Ariadne Faries, ’10-10-10 Labyrinth. Dedicated to Curaçao’. Acrylic on canvas, 2010/2011. Made on the occasion of October 10, 2010. On this date Curaçao became a constituent country within the Dutch Kingdom. . Her painting ‘The black nun’ was made after the artists’ personal struggle and her coming to terms with the church and her […]
Carl Ariza, Uncertain flight.
‘Flirtatious’ (2013), Queen Angelfish painted by Tanya Haynes. . . . . . Watercolor on canvas. From the series ‘Under H2O’, which Tanya Haynes painted for her exhibition in the Curaçao Maritime Museum in January 2014. For more information on this exhibition: click here. Images below are examples of Tanya Haynes’ watercolors […]
Island in the sun, 2009. Oil on canvas, 124 x 200 cm. Visual artist Marcel van Duijneveldt is well known for his magnificent paintings and drawings of clouds.
Tony Monsanto (1946 – 2014) ‘Island in the Sun’, 2000/2011. Mixed media on hardboard, 80 x 200 cm.
Desenkadená. Emancipation monument by visual artist Nel Simon (Curaçao, 1938). Nel Simon started out as an autodidact artist. He currently lives and works in the Netherlands. Another well known artwork by Nel Simon is the bronze sculpture ‘Mama Africa’ (1999), displayed in Museum Kurá Hulanda in Willemstad. ‘Desenkadená’ is a national monument. This bronze sculpture-group […]
Martie Genger, ‘Las Olas Negras’ (Black Waves), 1992. Mixed media, 120 x 245 x 5 cm. Martie made this art piece in response to the burning oil fields in Kuwait, during the Gulf War in 1991.
Tony Monsanto (1946 – 2014), ‘Welcome to Paradise’, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 300 x 220 cm.
Philippe Zanolino, ‘God Bless. Dedié to mother’, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 158 x 210 cm. Residing in a remote part of Curaçao the artist lives to paint. His home is a shrine, dedicated to the visual arts. Philippe is a spiritual person and works to spread his message of life, love and truth.
Hortence Brouwn, The big mama, 1998. Bronze statue, height: 151 cm. Located at Museum Kurá Hulanda in Curaçao. Hortence Brouwn recently made another Big mama in concrete (2013), which is located at Pietermaai, under a big shady tree. The Big mama statues by Hortence are immensely popular. Big mama’s, with a rollers in the hair, and […]
Boeli van Leeuwen by visual artist Midzy Longuevergne. Portrait of the Curaçao writer and poet Willem Cornelis Jacobus ‘Boeli’ van Leeuwen (Curaçao, 1922-2007). His hat became one of the characteristics of his personality. His novels are popular in the Dutch literature but the writer shunned publicity and was rarely seen in public.
Midzy Longuevergne, Tender Lie II, 2009. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm.
Wall paper (2013). Painting by visual artist Herman van Bergen.
He sees perfection in failure, meaning in senselessness and beauty in decay. Through is art he invites us to share his view. Fluid Liquid, painting by Herman van Bergen. Visual artist in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean.
Installation by Herman van Bergen, visual artist in Curaçao. Title of the installation is ‘The Light Within’, from the Thorn-series in 2008. Herman makes sculptures with the thorn of the Acacia Tortuosa. These thorns are locally called ‘sumpiñas’. This installation was displayed in 2008. It shows a tall pillar made of thorns, ending in a […]
Autonomie Monument (Monument for Autonomy): Steunend op eigen kracht doch met de wil elkander bij te staan. Designed by J. Fresco (1911-1990). Monument symbolizing the autonomy of the 6 islands of the Netherlands Antilles. On December 15th, 1954 the Charter for the Kingdom of The Netherlands was established. This event is commemorated yearly on December […]
‘Unity: Strength and Breath’, statue by Hortence Brouwn at Hato International Airport (2006). Limestone, 80 x 80 x 75 cm. ‘Unity: Strength and Breath’ is a sculpture located at West Garden Plaza of Hato International Airport. It was placed at on November 22nd, 2006 at this square in front of the terraces of the […]
‘Harmonia di Bida'(Harmony of Life) by Suzet Rosaria. 2007, mixed media, 44 x 61 cm.
‘La Teoria del Caos’ (2010) by Ellen Spijkstra. Glazed stoneware, 150 x 500 x 15 cm.
‘The Walk’ by Babette de Waele is one of the paintings in the exhibit ‘Back to Nature’ ,a homage to our mondi, at Landhuis Bloemhof. “My interest goes out to capture human interaction in paintings, drawings or photographs, emotion in portraits or landscapes with vibrant colors. I want the colors to have an active part in […]
‘The Lovers’ Bridge’ (2008), by Ati Schotborgh (Curaçao 1933 – 2011) for the hotel lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in Willemstad, Curaçao. A large scale painting depicting the gabled houses of Otrobanda behind a wooden bridge over the sea waters at the front. The artwork is quite large and measures 2.3 x 4 meters. […]
Curaçao, August 17th, 1795: Start of the slave revolt at the Plantation Kenepa, led by the slaves Tula, Carpata and Louis Mercier. Approximately 1000 slaves joined and the revolt lasted several weeks. All leaders were afterwards captured, tortured and executed. Since 2009, by initiative of Foundation National Park, 7 statues were placed marking the trail […]
Plenchi di Tráfiko Hubert M. Kirindongo “Yubi” at Zegu. Visual artist Yubi Kirindongo created this monument in 2001 for embellishment of the traffic square at Zegu, at his own initiative. In 2011 the monument was officially inaugurated and the square was named after the artist ‘Yubi’. Height: 27 meters, Material: Iron.
“T’abo a duna e punt’e kabuya bieu pa konopá n’é”. Bust of Elis Juliana (1927) honoring this multi disciplinary artist and preserver of the cultural heritage of Curaçao. The bronze bust by Hortence Brouwn is located in front of Kas di Kultura in Willemstad. Inscription on placard: Elis Juliana T’abo a […]
Roald Schotborgh: Caprileskade (2006). Caprileskade with part of the floating market on Curaçao, seen from the back. The picturesque floating market is a popular with city scape artists. Schotborgh painted the floating market as part of a larger city scape and chose a viewpoint from the opposite site of the Waaigat.
Blue & Green (2013). Photograph by Ellen Spijkstra.