Never be clever

Natasja’s mosaic project “Never be clever”  honours the Dutch singer /painter Herman Brood. He passed away 15 years ago. He would  turn 70 years on November 5th 2016. “Never be clever” shows his portrait in marble and smalti, 60 x60 cm. Around it there will be 5 of his paintings : “Me”, “All stars”, “Purple Haze”, “Contrabas”, and “Psychokiller”, all made in colourfull smalti. Here you can follow the progress of the project :



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the beginning of the portrait.

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there is the nose !

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and a second eye is popping up.

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he can look !











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some fingers.

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his hair is growing !

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looking wild !

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Herman Brood’s portrait is finished













Now Natasja started working on the 5 paintings translated into smalti. Beginning with “Me”:

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the contours are visible.

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there he is !










Now follows”Contrabas” :

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a small start.

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getting some colours !

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half way.

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Done !










After “Contrabas” Natasja worked on”Psychokiller” :

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some yellow.

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a whole bit further.

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and also Psychokiller is done !









Now  “Purple Haze ” followed :

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the start.

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a pink face.

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nice yellow accent.

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done too !











And last but not least, “All stars ” :

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a lot of work on the jacket.


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Saxophone gets visible

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half way through

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Done !









Now the seperate mosaics need to be brought together. This is the end result of “Never be Clever ” :



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