Culture of Belgium by ert554898

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									           Tatiana Exelmans
           Lore Van de Velde



CULTURE OF BELGIUM
GOOD DAY FROM BELGIUM:




  DAG, BONJOUR, GUTEN TAG!
CAPITAL CITY
OF
BELGIUM AND EU:

BRUSSELS
  CAPITAL CITY: BRUSSELS
Atomium:                       Brussel’s
Symbol                         Flag
of the
World’s Fair



                Manneken Pis
Grand Place                    Royal Palace
Belgium:

           Surface: 30.528 km²




           Population: 11.007.020
    BELGIAN MUSIC
   Modern Belgian music
     Selah Sue
     Absynthe Minded
     Murdock
     Netsky


   Music competition:
       Eurovision song contest



   Music Festivals
     Pukkelpop
     Edition 2011
Modern Belgian music
 Divided into many genres
 Most popular:

   Pop: Vaya Con Dios, Milow, Zornik

       Drum ‘n Bass: Murdock, Netsky
       Rock, Jazz: Absynthe Minded
       Electro-rock: Goose
       Reggae, Soul: Selah Sue
       Hardrock, Bluesrock: Triggerfinger
       Flemish music: Bart Peeters, Clouseau
    Selah Sue
   Reggae and soul music
   rising star
   writes songs herself
   performs them life on stage  guitar
   first album: 2009
   now: famous in other parts of Europe too
       especially France
   fragment: song “This World”
Absynthe Minded
    Indie, rock, pop, jazz and folk music
    started hotel room in Gent, some local bars
    participated to a rock-rally (competition)  almost won
    2010: won 4 Music Industry Awards
    very famous  Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands,
     Portugal
    fragment: song “Envoi”
    Netsky
 Drum ‘n bass music at large
festivals
   very popular  youth
   special kind of party music
   favourite Belgian DJ
   creates his own music
 fragment: song with Jenna G:
“Moving with you”
Murdock
   Drum ‘n Bass and dubstep
   one of Flanders best DJ’s
   remixes other songs and plays them on
music festivals
       Laundry day, Summerfest,…
    fragment: song both Netsky and Murdock:
    “Everyday”
Music competition: Eurovision song contest
     annual competition
     among active member countries of the EBU
     each country : performs song on live television
     cast votes for the other countries' songs  determine the
      most popular song in the competition
     longest-running and most watched
     also broadcast outside Europe
     Some countries sharing similar cultural / ethnic
      communities  clusters, frequently vote for one another
       affected the result
Eurovision song contest
   X!nk: Westerlo, 4 boys from school won the Belgian
    national finals: Eurosong for Kids 2003  placed 6th in
    the Junior Eurovision Song Contest




   international careers: directly launched into the spotlight:
       ABBA, ( Sweden) - 1974 – “Waterloo”
       Celine Dion (Switzerland) - 1988 – “Ne partez pas sans moi”
        MUSIC FESTIVALS
BELGIUM, WHERE YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TIME FOR A FESTIVAL!
Music Festival
 live music or DJ’s
 outdoors

 annual

 one day or more  camping

 often inclusive of other attractions:

    food and merchandise vending
    machines (a fair)
    performance art
    social activities


    Fragment: Tomorrowland  Flemish festival – DJ’s
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7CdTAiaLes
   Kiewit, Hasselt
   3 days
   end of august
   youth festival
   large enclosure of fields and woodland
   second largest
   huge camping
“Pukkelpop” edition 2011:
     opening    day: 18th of august
     severe   thunderstorm

     things   collapsed

     five   people died

     more    than 70 people injured

     cancelled
BELGIAN MOVIES:
o LOFT
LOFT
 Category: Thriller
 Director: Erik Van Looy
 Script: Bart De Pauw
 2 famous men in Flemish television world


 Year: 2008
 most watched movie in Belgium
 Holland and American remake
 with a lot of famous Belgian actors:
    Koen De Bouw
    Koen De Graeve
    Filip Peeters
    Matthias Schoenaerts
Belgian movies: LOFT

Story:
   5 married men
   a loft  secret mistresses
   one day  body of a young women
   nobody knows who she is or how she came there
   investigation
   find out  they can trust nobody
   don’t know each other as well as they thought
BELGIAN ART
   FLEMISH BAROQUE – Peter Paul RUBENS
   BELGIAN SURREALISM – René MAGRITTE
FLEMISH BAROQUE : Peter Paul RUBENS



     from the                            The Three Graces
Maria de Medici Cycle




                        The Assumption
   Peter Paul RUBENS
    very famous Flemish Baroque painter
   extravagant Baroque style:
       emphasised movement
       colour
       sensuality
   well-known:
       counter-Reformation altarpieces
       portraits
       landscapes
       history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects
   runned large studio  Antwerp
   produced popular paintings with nobility, art collectors  Europe
   classically educated: humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat
   knighted by: Philip IV: King of Spain and Charles I: King of England
BELGIAN SURREALISM: René Magritte




The Son of Man
                                    Golconde




                 The Treachery of Images

                                               This is not a pipe.
    René MAGRITTE
 famous Belgian artist
 world fame

 art period: Surrealism

 confusing art = lead to thinking and wondering

 idea: Realism in another way

 abstract, colours, fantasy, recognizable but not realistic

 1898 - 1967

 education: Brussels Academy

 most famous work:

    ‘La Trahison des Images’ = ‘The treason of performance’
Thank you for listening!

								
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