the little church of Sint-Martens-Latem
the town hall of Sint-Martens-Latem
Jim D'Addario's post-enjoyment of the concert with Raphaella's Kolya Panhuyzen
guitar, with of course D'Addario strings
Raphaella Smits was invited to play at the town hall of the picturesque
Sint-Martens-Latem on March 16, 2008 at 11 a.m.. After
a brief introduction by the host Rudolf Werthen, Raphaella played a recital
with baroque and romantic works.
In the audience her friends Jim and Janet D'Addario. They dropped by at
Raphaella's after Jim received in Germany the '
Lifetime Achievement Award' at the MIPA
is a little, rural, residential and cultural community of 8300 citizens.
It is composed by the villages Deurle and Latem, at the riverbanks of
the Leie, south of Ghent.
This town has a gorgious landscape and counts not less than 4 museums:
Gust De Smet, Leon De Smet, Gevaert-Minne and Mw. J. Dhondt-Dhaenens.
is the cradle of the 'Latemse School', or better the schools of Latem,
because nowadays he have already the fifth generation.
The 'symbolists' came first right after 1900. Then, after 1914, came the
'expressionists'. The artists of the latter generations didn't group and
(did) work each in their own style without connection to any 'ism'.
artists from the First Latem School are the poet Karel van de Woestijne,
the sculptor George Minne, the painters Gustave van de Woestijne and Valerius
In the Second group most famous are Frits van den Berghe, Leon de Smet,
Gustave de Smet, Constant Permeke aed Maurice Sijs.
by Gustave van de Woestyne
by Albert Servaes
bread" by Constant Permeke
by George Minne