Gerrit Rietveld and Dutch De Stijl: Living in Style with Sabry Amroussi - Context Travel

Gerrit Rietveld and Dutch De Stijl: Living in Style with Sabry Amroussi


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With the amazing Rietveld Schröder House at the center of this talk, we will discuss the career of architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld, and his revolutionary view of living and architecture.

Constructed in 1925, the Rietveld Schröder House is a distillation of the ideas of 'de Stijl', the art movement led by avant-garde artists like Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg and Gerrit Rietveld. Their ideas about living with and in art were groundbreaking, culminating in the commission by Utrecht socialite Truus Schroder to Rietveld to design her a house.

Led by an expert on architecture and art history, Sabry Amroussi will lead participants through this Unesco World Heritage site, using it as a template to discuss the work of Gerrit Rietveld, and the broader vision of living 'in Stijl'. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this wonderful architect, architectural movement, and buildings associated with it.

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and also has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects, and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection on Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Great class

This class is very interesting. I love modern architecture, and this class added greatly to my understanding of its roots. I enjoyed it throughly. Sabry is a wonderful teacher and makes his subjects come alive, makes them relevant and coversed all bases.

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K.K.

Sabry’s insightful and entertaining method makes his conversations a delight to participate in. He always shares the stories behind the public facade which lead me to research different people, places and times. Don’t miss a conversation with Sabry.

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Interesting topic, excellent presentation, engaging presenter! I wouldn't hesitate to do another Context Conversation with Sabry - he's a talented teacher.

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Dutch Style Review

As always, Sabry Amroussi gave a wonderful presentation on Gerrie Rietveld. He is incredibly knowledgeable and presents the material in a lively and enjoyable manner.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
100%
(5)
0%
(0)
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(0)
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L
L.
Great class

This class is very interesting. I love modern architecture, and this class added greatly to my understanding of its roots. I enjoyed it throughly. Sabry is a wonderful teacher and makes his subjects come alive, makes them relevant and coversed all bases.

K
K.K.

Sabry’s insightful and entertaining method makes his conversations a delight to participate in. He always shares the stories behind the public facade which lead me to research different people, places and times. Don’t miss a conversation with Sabry.

S
S.H.

Guest did not leave comment

A
A.

Interesting topic, excellent presentation, engaging presenter! I wouldn't hesitate to do another Context Conversation with Sabry - he's a talented teacher.

K
K.
Dutch Style Review

As always, Sabry Amroussi gave a wonderful presentation on Gerrie Rietveld. He is incredibly knowledgeable and presents the material in a lively and enjoyable manner.