Hi everyone! I made this video about the story of searching for ‘a Sipke van der Schaar’ and tied it into the digital world of buying art. It was fun to dive into a bit of family history. I hope you like it!
Here is the link to go to the Youtube video in another way.
Bob Hardus, “Reizende schilders: Sipke van der Schaar ging op een kameel door de woestijn,” FrieschDagblad, July 23, 2020, Reizende schilders: Sipke van der Schaar ging op een kameel door de woestijn – Friesch Dagblad.
Bep Machielse, “Introductie: Sipke van der Schaar: schilder, aquarellist, tekenaar, etser, illustrator,” Sipke van der Schaar, accessed on December 21, 2021, biografie (sipkevanderschaar.nl).
“Photos,” Sipke van der Schaar, accessed on December 23, 2021, https://www.sipkevanderschaar.nl/index.php/algemeen.
The ‘Sipke van der Schaar’ site is initiated by Sipke’s grandchildren. Made by: Bernardine Ensink, Marieke van der Schaar, Theo van Steenbergen and Tom Wisman.
Manali Rohinesh, “No more a hobby of the rich: How online platforms make art accessible to all,” CNBC TV18, November 29, 2019, https://www.cnbctv18.com/views/no-more-a-hobby-of-the-rich-how-online-platforms-make-art-accessible-to-all-4784461.htm.
- Further photos, videos and screenrecordings are made by myself.
Wow! This is such a interesting aspect of your family history, and also great that you were able to find those paintings again and bring them back into the family! I think it is fascinating how digital technology enables us to use search terms as your mom did, and can store this information for a long time and notify us whenever there is something relevant online. This is not only relevant for art, but I guess it could also work for any artefacts or memories that might have been lost to families over time and can then be requested online and one then has the potential to find so much of ones own family history. Thanks for sharing your story, it made me wonder what kind of remnants of my own family there are out there that I could maybe seek out online!