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Still Life

Still Life, 1638
Pieter Claesz

The 17th-century Dutch viewer would have recognized this softly illuminated still life as a representation of wealth and prosperity. The artist demonstrates his skill at depicting the various textures and reflections on the surfaces of these luxury items: a half-filled wine vessel; a silver or pewter platter and overturned cup-on-stand; a small, Chinese porcelain bowl; and a lemon, with its elegantly spiraling peel. 47 more words


Hi, people from the internet world and welcome back on my blog :). Since I am a little girl I always wanted to stop eating meat, after a long time of asking and asking and asking my parents finally gave in and let me be a vegetarian (they thought it would be just a phase, how wrong were they haha). 687 more words


My first prize

Last year I won my first prize in tapestry. I entered my picture in the Orsett Show in Essex in the handycraft section. It was a long stitch picture which showed a cottage. 12 more words


Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed bridge'

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

THE HAGUE: Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday the opening of what is being called the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists. 336 more words

Current Affairs

Need a concrete bridge? Just hit 'Print'!

A province in The Netherlands wanted sustainable innovative solutions for public and private transport. BAM Infra designed a roundabout and an innovative bicycle bridge: the first concrete structure made with a 3D concrete printer. 498 more words