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Sunday Matinée

I have mentioned earlier this week, that women were missing in the representation  of arts at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. On the stained glass windows and the frescoes on the second floor, that is. 218 more words


When is a masterpiece not a masterpiece?

At first glance, and for a brief moment, I imagined myself the finder of a lost painting by a Dutch Master and that endless rummaging through boxes of framed pictures in charity shops might have paid off! 98 more words

Charity Shop Art

LOCAL VIEW --Smooth Ice--

It didn’t look like we’d get smooth ice this year. A couple of weeks of sub-freezing weather formed a nice black ice, but just when I tested it and deemed it safe we had a couple of inches of snow, just heavy enough to push the ice down far enough for water to seep up through the expansion cracks in the ice. 1,138 more words

Exhibition: Dutch Masters from the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum

In 2015, the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest closed its doors. It was in need of renovation. It will reopen in 2018. Fortunately , one does not have to wait this long, to admire a small selection from its collection of Dutch Masters. 999 more words


Street scenes...Haarlem, The Netherlands--

BAM!  Strolling through ‘istoric towns like Haarlem in the Netherlands is a joyous experience.  The imagination runs wild with images of past figures doing their various things here, there, and everywhere. 183 more words


Makin' the donuts in Haarlem--

BOOM!  Here we are kickin’ it in Haarlem, The Netherlands. . .got to do some work occasionally, and it is wonderful when it happens in thousand-year-old towns like this one. 241 more words


Excerpt from Patricia Ketola's "Dirty Pictures"

“On the day of the big event I walked through the hours until seven like I was living in zombie land. I started dressing around five, making sure I wore a disposable polyester dress that wouldn’t leave any fibers scattered around the murder site. 396 more words

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