Raphaella SMITS

xxx
NEWSLETTER Raphaella's G-zine
xxx

home

newsletter

subscribe

discography

biography

instruments

interviews

schedule

press kit

reviews

links

contact

NEDERLANDSE
VERSIE


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

SINT-MARTENS-LATEM
March 16, 2008


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 2008.


Sint-Martens-Latem 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.

Sint-Martens-Latem 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'.

Well-known 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 De Saedeleer.
In the Second group most famous are Frits van den Berghe, Leon de Smet, Gustave de Smet, Constant Permeke aed Maurice Sijs.

SML peaceful Sint-Martens-Latem
Herder "Sherperd" by Gustave van de Woestyne
Lijkstoet "Funeral" by Albert Servaes
Dagelijks brood "Daily bread" by Constant Permeke
Solidariteit "Solidarity" by George Minne

< Last update: 17-III-2008> < Top of page > < Following activity > < Preceding activity > < Next chapter > < Subscribe now! >