Rotorua Weekender : 2020-07-03

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Household goods, beds, desks and much more. TO VISIT VISITED Phone Pete ❏ ❏ How an arts dealer gives a begotten painting, which seems an allegory of times we live in and future hopes, to the world 027 345 9001 Please contact Vannessa and Russell 027 905 3681 Employment COUNCIL MEETING JULY 2020 Vacancies Body of Christ A Council meeting has been scheduled for 9 July 2020 1pm – 3pm, Council Chamber. Supported by Angels HILLCREST HILLCREST AVE Signs out Sunday 8am two households in one, tools, furniture, kitchenwar­e, clothes, toys and more Photos / AP I f not for the pandemic, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseu­m would have missed out on a classic Dutch 16th-century painting it so badly craved. Instead, the work now graces a central hall of one of the world’s most famous cultural institutio­ns — all because a wealthy dealer in old masters elected to pay a very unusual tribute to Covid19 victims. When the museum reopened after the Dutch lockdown was eased, general director Taco Dibbits stood beaming before Bartholome­us Spranger’s What they didn’t know was that the picture had been sold almost on arrival at the fair. Dibbits went back to Amsterdam, and was forced to deal with the impact of the coronaviru­s on his institutio­n. With the public shut out, he says, “we were losing one million [euros] a week . . . that’s really a very substantia­l part of what we need to make the museum function.” So imagine Dibbits’ surprise when he got a call from internatio­nal dealer and collector Bob Haboldt, who owned the painting and had earlier said he sold it. It turned out that as soon as the pandemic broke, the sale was cancelled. The globe-trotting Dutchman was tied down, just like everybody else. “In isolation, I took the step that I would not think about its financial value,” he said. “Only its emotional value.” He refused say how much the painting could fetch, but “it is a big gift, no matter how you look at it.” Haboldt said he decided to donate the painting “in memory of the victims of Covid-19, not only those who died but also those who suffered,” and to serve as inspiratio­n to others to support the arts. “I wanted it to go before a very big audience,” he said, and as an native of Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseu­m was the obvious choice. The painting itself seems an allegory for both the times in which we live in and the future for which the world hopes. A dead Jesus Christ is lifted from his tomb by three angels and taken skyward. The image recalls the scenes of suffering that have played out all over the world these weeks and months during the pandemic. “The picture represents a big message,” Haboldt said. “I hope people will stop in front of it for a moment and realise that although they look at a religious painting, they are looking at something timeless, full of compassion, mercy and hope.” Museums around the world have been struggling, and Unesco estimates that one out of eight might not survive. Said Dibbits: “That in a time where there’s so much uncertaint­y, also for the art market and the dealers — that a dealer decides to donate a work when he doesn’t know where his future is going, I think that’s something very special.” Rotorua Lakes Council is the operating name of Rotorua District Council TO VISIT VISITED ❏ ❏ www.rotorualak­ SCALE A TEACHER We are seeking an enthusiast­ic and highly motivated Scale A teacher to join Western Heights Primary School’s new entrant team in a dual teaching role. Strength in teaching early literacy is an advantage but not essential. STREAMING EVERYWHERE & HERE FOR YOU Body of Christ Supported by Angels. “This gift came and it was a moment of light,” he says. His joy contrasted sharply with the disappoint­ment he felt at the early March TEFAF art fair. He thought the oil-oncopper painting was his to buy. “We were standing there with our curators around the painting and saying how wonderful it was,” he says. Vehicles Wanted + OVER 250,000 PODCASTS The picture represents a big message. I hope people will stop in front of it for a moment and realise that although they look at a religious painting, they are looking at something timeless, full of compassion, mercy and hope. YOUR MUSIC, YOUR RADIO STATIONS, YOUR PODCASTS, ALWAYS FREE Download the App —AP

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