On December 17th, a painting exhibition organized by Enterprise & Art opened in the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Thereafter exhibition has been on display in the Beit Al Baranda Museum until June 2014.
The 23 oil paintings and watercolors of Omani culture, nature and wildlife on show are the works of six European artists, who are internationally renowned specialists in their field.
The artists whose work is presented are John Bawtree, Araun Gordijn, Ahmad Haraji, Dick van Heerde, Bernd Pöppelmann and Renso Tamse.
Especially for this show the artists have each painted several new works. The show is a pictorial tribute to Oman’s pristine nature and the hospitality of its people.
Intercontinental Hotel Muscat
Al Kharjiya Street, Al Shati Area, Muscat, 114, Oman
Since several years Enterprise & Art has the honour to supply the Sultanate of Oman with paintings. Commissioned by Royal Courts of Oman, several Dutch, British and German painters who are specialized in nature and wildlife have produced paintings and water colours of fortresses and landscapes of Oman, as well as wild life, such as oryxes, Arabian leopard and gazelles in the beautiful environment of Oman. The paintings are destined for villas and government buildings all over Oman.
Linoleum factory Forbo, Krommenie buys on a regular basis linocuts from Dutch artists through Enterprise & Art, to use as corporate gifts.
In 1999 Enterprise & Art organized a successful exhibition for Forbo about the 100 year history of the linocut, in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen, with works by Kandinsky, Picasso, Corneille and many other well-known and upcoming artists.
Image: a linocut by Harry Agema
Enterprise & Art assists NIBC, The Hague with the maintenance of their art collection. In May 2010 an auction was organized for the personnel of the bank of all posters in the collection as well as of a number of graphic art works, which were superfluous. The auction took place in the garden of the building and was a big hit.
In 2008, Enterprise & Art was commissioned by Wara, Heemskerk, to decorate The Address Hotel in Dubai. The art work was produced by a Dutch artist, specialized in working with natural materials such as drift wood, shells and stones. He produced 6 impressive works, some consisting of various panels, for the hotel.
In november 2007 Enterprise and Art organized a symposium in the head office of ING Bank in Amsterdam titled: Great Expectations - art and opportunities in the United Arab Emirates. Among the speakers were Rita Aoun-Abdo, Art and Cultural Advisor of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company who spoke about the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island (a.o. Louvre and Guggenheim museum) and Bruno Maquart, Director-General, Agence France-Muséums who spoke about Louvre Abu Dhabi.