The Parakeet, the mermaid and the snail

00:03:06 2300 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Illustrator & Author Annemarie van Haeringen made a children’s book for the exposition ‘The Oasis of Matisse’. In this short movie she tells about the creation of her book ‘The Parakeet, the mermaid and the snail’ and how it was inspired by Matisse.
Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style.

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Illustrator & Author Annemarie van Haeringen made a children’s book for the exposition ‘The Oasis of Matisse’. In this short movie she tells about the creation of her book ‘The Parakeet, the mermaid and the snail’ and how it was inspired by Matisse. Already as a young student she liked to visit the Stedelijk and immerse in the colourful and carefree world of Matisse his artworks…

Video credits

  • Commissioned by the Education Department of Stedelijk Museum 
  • Direction and editing: Geert van de Wetering 
  • Camera: Sander Roeleveld 
  • Sound: Steven van Dijk 
  • Produced by Submarine 
  • Special thanks to: Annemarie van Haeringen 
  • Credits artwork: Henri Matisse, La perruche et la sirène (The Parakeet and the mermaid), 1952-53. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Acquired with the generous support of the Vereniging Rembrandt en the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 1967 ©Succession H. Matisse, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2015.
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