New Collection & Renewed Website

Dear reader,

We are happy to announce the launch of our renewed website this week! The new website will feature more interactive content and provide visitors with a stronger Cabellut experience.

The new website shows part of the new fabulous collection: The Black Tulip, which is a tribute to the Golden Age, the time of change, tolerance, trade and religion.

“This was the era in which we took clothing off and sometimes even changed skin to achieve a new state of human nature. There was the temptation of beauty, fragrances from India, new music, fabrics and theatre. The muses of the Arts declared war and gained a fantastic victory against fanaticism and the dark thoughts of the world. The rights of Human Nature started shining from this moment of the Golden Age.”

“The Golden Age was a period of passion and revolution in the human mind and is a wonderful historical moment with an unprecedented diversity of features: passion, longing, sensuality, freedom as well as protest. It was a period of revolution in human rights, art and science and in politics.”

“To me, the Black Tulip symbolises the Dutch people’s mercantile spirit. They succeeded in turning something as transitory, vulnerable and unpredictable as the tulip into something of value, with such determination. The belief in the possibility of the black tulip is still a symbol of the willingness and entrepreneurship to explore new worlds.” (Lita Cabellut 2014)

Publication

Especially for this occasion Publisher Lecturis has published the richly illustrated Dutch-English catalogue: “Lita Cabellut; the Black Tulip”. The catalogue has special contributions about Art, Philosophy, Science and Religion in the Golden Age by different writers; Antoine Bodar, Vincent Icke, Charlotte Lemmens, Maarten Prak, Rob Smolders, Stine Jensen, Willem Jan Hoogsteder.
The catalogue can be purchased at Museum shops or in bookstores for € 39,95, “De Zwarte Tulp/The Black Tulip” (ISBN 9789462260764)

Mumbai

The works will be exposed in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, which is one of the oldest Museums in Mumbai.
CSMVS is one of the premier art and history museum in India. Situated on the southern tip of Mumbai on the ‘Crescent Site’, the Museum building is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
Today this building is listed as a Grade I Heritage Building and has been awarded the ‘2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award’ for Cultural Heritage Conservation. It has been awarded first place for Heritage Building Maintenance by the Indian Heritage Society.

New Delhi

After the exposition in Mumbai the collection will be travelling to New Delhi where it will be exposed at the Lalit Kala Akademi.
The Lalit Kala Akademi was inaugurated in New Delhi on August 5th, 1954, by the then Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The youngest of the three Akademies founded by the Government of India, the Lalit Kala Akademi was established in pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for a cultural and national identity.

Opera Gallery Paris

Parallel to the exhibition in Mumbai and Delhi there will be a solo show in Opera Gallery Paris:
356, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
France