of The girl and the wolf:
confronting, but also a beautiful work of art"
(public press: De Gelderlander)"
A powerful statement of universal application"
about Dutch Jews under de Nazis)
still and moving, subdued and expressive."
"Interesting and moving"
(Helmuth Braun, Head of
Exhibitions Jewish Museum Berlin)
(Inge Jaehner, former director Felix-Nussbaum-Haus)
and exceptional." (Marcia Reines Josephy,
former director/curator of the LA Museum
of the Holocaust)
and moving." (public press Algemeen dagblad)meen Dagblad)
of Ten composer portaits in word and image:
"Clearly written biographies which are excellent
introductions of the work of the composers" (professional
journal: Mens & Melodie)
uses an accessible writing style. In a nutshell she gives an excellent
impression of the life of ten composers. Meanwhile she also describes
the connections and similarities between the composers.
The painted portraits show a convincing likeness with the represented
(professional journals: De Muze van het Museumplein, Summer
issue 2001; Oorsprong, November 2001)
beautiful book. Very characteristic portraits. Life and work of the
composers are written in an accessible way.” (Dutch
radio station for classical music: Radio 4, December 2000)
describes life and work of the ten composers in a pleasant style.
Because of the painted portraits the composers become more alive.” (Public
press: Dagblad van Almere, March 22 2001)
her interest in music and composers Saar Roelofs also paints musicians. Her most recent
work (2015) consist of a series of violinists.
Former series were exhibited i.a. in Music Center Vredenburg
Utrecht and Gallery Amsterdam.
whirling brushstroke and strong diagonals Saar Roelofs creates a maximum of movement
without losing sight
of the characteristic posture of the musician."
(Concert agenda Music center TivoliVredenburg)
: COMPOSER PORTRAITS
the vook: Ten composer portaits in word and image Exhibitions in
music center Exposities
o.m. in Vredenburg/Tivoli
Museum Amsterdam, and Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Venlo.
portraits which Saar Roelofs created with profound understanding and
portraits. Professional Music
journal: Mens & Melodie
portraits of the seven composers who I knew personally impress me
because of their psychological accuracy." Ton Hartsuiker, former
managing director of the Cinservatory Amsterdam.