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Bert Taken

Terborg, Netherlands


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I travel a lot. I am interested in other ways of life, customs and views/perspectives that constantly question my own values and norms/standards time and time again. Often I notice that a memory is not quit identical to what the old photo seems to show. Have my memories changed over the years? Or di...

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Pisac, Peru - After so much history, we succumb to these simple things - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Sudan - The more I go, the harder it becomes to return - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Rajasthan, India - This is the road you have been on since you were born and did not know - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Still Life 01 - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x60 cm) thumb
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Still Life 02 - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x60 cm) thumb

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Still Life 03 - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x60 cm) thumb

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Uttar Pradesh, India - Railway travel is a passing shower that lasts only till the destination comes - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Sapa, Vietnam - The sun wakes in the morning in a dress of Ha Dong silk - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Santiago de Cuba - My verses are light green but they are also flaming red - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb
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Pushkar Camel Fair, India - Traversing the undulating sand dunes to perform penance for a thousand years - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Odalisque 02 - The last day reclining alone in this exotic  blue velvet draped room - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Odalisque 01 - Her unrespective love rewards the brave and cherishes the coward - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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New Orleans, USA - Because the Cajun Queen must dance right on down Bourbon Street - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb
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New Orleans, USA - A place to hide for the marching horns while tasting the naked midnight - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb
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Nairobi, Kenya - And then we entered a world where bones break easier than hearts - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Mopti, Mali - I am the river of all their sorrows because their well has now gone dry - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - On that day the rhythm of life followed a syncopated tune - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Kandy, Sri Lanka - Devil dancers dance on to the  shudder of drums in the dripping fire of coconut torches - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Havana, Cuba - When Juanica and Chan Chan were sifting sand at the sea - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb
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Havana, Cuba - Havana buses are like the Saturday night movies containing sex, violence and bad language - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Djenne, Mali - Ride in that fog of dirt dressed in bright fabrics - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Bamako, Mali - When rain meets a sunny day we move like there’s a solar flare inside - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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Cai Rang, Vietnam - The Mekong River slides past the old market with baskets full of wisdom - Bert Taken (acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm) thumb

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