tv Euromaxx - Highlights of the Week Deutsche Welle January 5, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am CET
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a dance that never goes out of fashion. bold and beautiful artist long out of power is inspired by the old masters. in timeless classics a visit to the future of desire museum in southern germany. where we kick off the show in venice the city of can now masks bridges and history but did you know that venice also has a rich tradition when it comes to fabrics now throughout the ages it's always been a destination for so this is a technique that mixes so with gold or silver threads all done by hand and even in this day of mass manufacturing there are still some tailors in venice who practice this ancient art. the tourists who flock to venice normally come to see the most famous sights. but there are quiet street corners where you will find phoenicians
displaying centuries old handicrafts. some of the small shops around the college and of a ticket house genuine treasure. damask and hand printed fabrics. and usual accessories made of costly hand-woven scraps. of historical fabrics they date back to the golden age of silk weaving in sixteenth century. the luigi bevilacqua even give some idea of what it must've looked like back then. they work at three hundred year old pedal driven. the exclusive velvets can only be achieved by hand at the race of about thirty centimeters today. this. all over the world.
from the white house to the kremlin in moscow. and fashion designers turn them into. the women here are weaving red silk velvet to be used in the restoration of the royal palace interested. in. what's known as so proud of it so it was invented here in venice. it's made up of several layers of fabric to create a relief like a fact. and at the same time with changing colors. another hidden treasure is the pulitzer for to me now a museum in what was the private residence of spanish textile and. marianna from eight hundred ninety two. he also developed new photography techniques and design stage sets having fifty inventions patented including printing processes
that remain a trade secret to this day. three hundred fourteen again famed for his process for producing is she a piece say his wife henrietta hughes did in the early twentieth century to create the iconic delphos gown. the production was done on cylindrical to make that not only gave the fabric its a vertical. but also its horizontal crimping. that a lens in the dress and greater allure and. only a few steps further on the lapham each oprah one of the world's finest opera houses it took several years of work to repair the damage caused by a major fire in one thousand nine hundred six the gold plated decoration in the rico theater hall is true to the original.
even the exquisite curtain is a perfect copy of the original it was recreated by the fashion house and donated to the opera to the delight of tourists and venetians alike. all right moving on now to an artist who is also inspired by history and tradition not reinterprets the works of the old masters creating rightly colored artwork which is very much in demand now he has reached such widespread acclaim. the pieces even hang next to world famous artists like. so let's say now. apart from the rest.
lives in berlin where he initially studied architecture then he decided to dedicate himself to true calling. he finished the college of fine arts as a master student in the german capital. an inspirational city especially for. so many fellow artists are living and working here and you can sense new developments right off. that i wouldn't want to do without that. studio in the north of berlin this is where he creates his colorful pictures generally painting with acrylics and . inspiration from. the fact that my subjects are often so similar probably has to do with this whole
universe of iraq and my fascination with it i like to let myself be seduced by it. portraits of heroes and. he pays tribute to the power. passed through his intensity. has developed a technique. he pours the pains right on to the canvas to create layers that merge into one another. it takes him an average of one month to complete a painting unless he's fighting a deadline guilt. time to work out a new idea. how is grateful he's able to live from his art. you know i see every little step as a highlight and i'm happy for everything that comes my way beyond that i have a constant fear of stagnation and that someday the interest in these works will disappear just the fact that this hasn't happened is enough of
a highlight for me. buyers for the artist's works come from all over the world some are prominent art lovers his works have also appeared in national and international exhibitions such as the berlin me collectors room. to think about all of them both seen from outside i'm sure it looks as if i've made it into a certain lead but the question is does it really change anything i'm sure we'll find out if it does but judging by the feedback i've been getting it does seem to be something very advantageous for me i think. it's there for time off. but he has no intention of letting circumstances like these put him under any pressure. i used to have ambitions like wanting to have works hanging in certain galleries and museums but now that just makes me nervous so i try to work more with blinders on and concentrate on what i've got in front of me. and i think that takes
me in the right direction all by itself we are going far enough. an artist to watch out for. time now for a little dance that when you think of the waltz what comes to mind the end of course what some might say older people counting one two three one two three but if you visit vienna arguably the birthplace of the waltz you will soon learn how important it is to be in these life especially to the younger generation we visited a prominent dance school which works hard to keep this tradition alive. this school in austria is capitalised passy almost viennese tradition to the next generation pupils float around the hall in times of the music the viennese waltz first became fashionable here in the eighteenth century still popular bowls and parties today so once learn to understand that because all. friends like honestly
all the princesses in all this they could also then elf once to learn that it's a going to the meadow is a survivor and that i think the waltz is either just as easy or of just as hard for both partners depending on how well they master the music in the steps. the day the fork up by the by itself which at this point to me the wall says something peonies about it it's a viennese tradition this knots of fun this is also one of the most frequent dances it pulls it still has a home i think it's a very harmonious dance it represents austria it's part of our culture like the munition it's just been c informal have a someone plays a waltz everyone immediately starts moving you just can't help it focused on. the viennese waltz is one of the world's fastest dances it was first mentioned in the late seventeenth century it soon became established as
a ballroom dance both with the nobility and the middle classes and still a hit with young and old today the world over there are various reasons why it's a popular. trick wish it was made because it's a done it's turning right or left the music music is beautiful heartedness i'm sure it's a lovely feeling moving in three four times and it's right for us we just like to dance by. the compositions of johann strauss the younger made the viennese waltz some worldwide success musician and composer wrote such classics as the blue danube waltz and reshape the popular image of vienna. this museum chronicles his work and that of the entire strauss to mr bannister music research of how much riker now is a co-founder he spent years studying the history of the strauss family which produced so many great musicians. both. the breakthrough came with johansson.
the elder around eighteen thirty he went on concert tours of england and france and caused a huge sensation with his waltzes close to. heel hunched well so then his son also called johann perfected the form of the waltz. the heels if his brother you also played a decisive part and together they expanded on the waltz form. many original documents some displayed in some rooms your home strauss the younger was born in eight hundred twenty five he composed nearly five hundred well it's. not far from the museum is the vienna stage on from the sides of the annual opera bowl it traditionally opens with a viennese waltz. is on the few times through the the viennese waltz his dance especially often at vienna's balls we have around four hundred fifty of these
events a year practically every week except in july and august you feel me about it feels different and virtually every time they dance a viennese waltz says right from the start it's always the opening waltz for those fires. waltzing successfully means practice practice and practice some more vienna's done schools have no shortage of customers . now earlier in the program we talked about one of venice is rich traditions while amsterdam the dutch capital is also a city steve in history during the dutch golden age which roughly spanned the seventeenth century international trade florist and exotic goods poured into the country now this period was also a boon for dutch painters such as rembrandt or yon from here just to name two or visitors to amsterdam can't help but feel as if they have stepped back in time.
picture perfect canals. to stick masterpieces and economic prosperity all symbols of the dutch golden age. in the seventeenth century amsterdam population rapidly expanded as the netherlands naval and mercantile power soared to new heights new affluent districts united and three new canals were laid out the princeton crisis and heaven dark for which the city's famous today. the newer expansions of the more recent expansions were usually the places where the most affluent people would move to because then it had become too crowded in the into all the parts of the city and the new parts obviously gave the possibilities to build on a grander scale like this elegant house built in sixteenth some two one for a wealthy merchant. behind the spacious home there's a garden and coachman's house
a typical set up back then to ensure overcome first destroyed by a prosperous merchant and his family in one thousand nine hundred four the house was acquired by a powerful merchant family the van loons. they were involved in the international trade and also in insurance policies so over the course of time due to these. trade activities they were. gaining some fortune and wealth. today part of the home is a museum the finally furnished rooms bring to life the grand lifestyle of the wealthy dutch merchants. when you enter you enter through a seventeenth century facade and then you walk through the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century and you see all the additions that the different owners including the following family have made to them.
as international trade flourished exotic goods flooded into the country like fine porcelain from china which gave rise to a new domestic pottery industry. chinese force of the gods really popular in that sense and it's highly demanded but there's not a lot on the market and especially from sixteen twenty there's a civil war in china and exports stops it's forbidden to export chinese porcelain so what do the people in delft they start copying the chinese porcelain white and bright as possible and this thin as possible and also the decorations where asian chinese. today instantly recognisable blue and white helped porcelain remains a popular classic the golden age was also the heyday of dutch painting the world's
finest collection is held in the reichs museum it's home to such masterpieces as bronze nightwatch. and yan the knee is milkmaid. it was an explosion of genius that lasted some hundred twenty years that's why we call it the golden age not just in uk but in everything. experts estimate that seventeenth century artists created an amazing ten million words in all. that is in the title it's on the line for the artist in the golden age wasn't exactly romantic they were salesmen with clients led by as had power and cash and commission not works that reflected their status within their own everyday lives on show break first and still lives for traits and landscapes will marry a delinquent normal everyday subjects. the
golden age do shape life in the netherlands today. artists and designers aren't the only ones who take inspiration from the past or other cultures chefs do as well and here in berlin top chefs are adding a bit of japanese vice to their colony or creations and this thanks in part to marcus schmitz he specializes in soya sauce paste and other fermented products and the results are quite surprising. in the production of japanese pastes like me so he's perfected the. centuries old technique in which food is left to ferment in containers by adding bacteria or funky the process can take years. for more than
a decade the japanese entrepreneur has been a fan of fermented fish. as was. special about fermentation is that on the one hand it's naturally healthy but on the other you can use the process to create many new flavoring. so it's something you can use to create totally new things it's a type of tool i don't know. this is a very tall trend for rediscovering old traditions. explain how they work and top chefs use for mental experiments or creations. the best known for food include salad and pickles. so mentation is a process used in kitchens around the world pickled white cabbage is a staple in korea and has been on unesco's intangible heritage list since twenty thirteen. but if people like about fermentation is that it's a natural process there are no idea preservatives or industrial manufacturing it's
really handmade. and you can do it yourself at home. which is where mark began fermenting he can make much larger potions in his store today he's preparing ten kilos of. he even the distributes japanese quality fungus boiled rice. before adding the funneling gradient the mixture has to be put in a special place. this is my coach. i built it myself so you can adjust the temperature and humidity. and temperature or it will perish. in the right sprinkled with cotton fungus spends two days in the sauna at thirty degrees celsius. the cooked beans are the only
ingredient still missing to finish the me so paste but first the beans have to be put through a meat grinder. only then will they mix well with the rice. then the whole mixture will spend an entire year if i'm mentoring in a wooden barrel. for a month i meant was i trying to do different things with my fermented food it will be boring to always do the same here i have a brit great for men to dismiss and over there i have a very nice so you can make a variety of. because ultimately. when it comes to fermenting having a good imagination is an asset there are few limits to this conservation method but you do need a lot of patience. and finally we round off the show with a look at the elements which contribute to making an object design i can take for example. leather and silver furniture damien hirst's diamond skull or marcel vine
does not a chair well we visit a design museum in southern germany now in search of some of the answers. this is the vittra design museum in via southwestern germany its collection includes some twenty thousand web apps that span two hundred years of design history and a tech submission features about four hundred classic items. from a tailor cleese's one of the museum's directors. so what exactly is a good design. and a form of which is there's no one formula for good design but of course there are elements that you'll see in many of the most outstanding designs for example functionality a certain timelessness a use of new materials it is often about expression and originality.
in the nineteenth century furniture was a mishmash of styles and eras. the profession of designer only emerged as industrialization got underway. the red and blue chad designed in one thousand nine hundred seventeen by had eight or eight field is an early milestone in design history and interaction of vertical and horizontal planes which that is in terms of design history it's significant because it completely revolutionized the idea of what a chair can be in the decades later designers exploring the potential of the chair and we're still referencing pieces like this new and innovative materials have always been a source of inspiration to designers working at the bar house in the one nine hundred twenty s. marcel boyer broke new ground for furniture experimenting with steel tubing. after world war two design his return to traditional materials such as wood forms
became more organic and design slowly began to filter into the lives of ordinary people. the next revolution in design was looming in the shape of plastic. in the one nine hundred fifty s. danish design event a pantheon and arrow from finland introduced a new aesthetic that was bright colorful and futuristic. society was in flux the younger generation was rebelling against the older generation and the way their homes looked designers seized on that a name to create objects that ushered in a new era in interior design in. design is always a reflection of society by the one nine hundred eighty s. the many decades when conspicuous consumption held sway design became a way of expressing individuality. nowadays technologies such as
three d. printers is once again revolutionizing the field of design and also widening its potential designers today have ever greater social responsibility. we're all aware that there's now a surfeit of goods far too much is being produced but there are all sorts of social and political problems that need solving so design is can't afford to say oh i'm not interested in all that i'm only interested in a statics should. it remains interesting to see how designers will continue to tackle the problems of today as well. and with that we're we're out of another week of your max now i hope you are able to tune in to our special edition series if not you can always check it out on our website well for me and my wonderful producer robin merrill and the rest of the crew here as always thanks for joining us with you again soon.
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