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Dag 284 Meisje met de parel

Meisje met de parel, oefening claire obscure
Girl with the pearl, exercise clair obscure

Acryl op canvas, acrylic on canvas

Acryl

Vermeer Revisited

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was an astounding Dutch painter who specialized in fairly mundane scenes of 17th century domesticity around his home town of Delft.

I don’t know what possessed me really, but I have recently seen his famous painting from 1665, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” so many times that this image has lodged itself in my brain rather in a similar way to a musical… 24 more words

Portrait

GOLDEN AGE MEN - 17th century Dutch

The 17th century was a golden age for the Netherlands. The Dutch were one of the nations dominating the high seas, trading and building colonies all-around the world.  60 more words

Art

Avant-garde Vermeer

Jonathan Jones at the Guardian writes on Vermeer in Ordinary Beauty, on his art and how it was brought out of obscurity by the French avant-garde in the 19th century. 30 more words

Golden Age

Top 10 Experiences from Germany

Gosh this was a hard list to narrow down because we had so many fabulous moments like thermal spas, adorable AirBnbs, and nature walks… 606 more words

Europe

Chronicles of LLvD 2014 – LL (Lapis Lazuli)

End April 2014  – Den Haag, NL

The mission of the day was just accomplished, setting the scene outside an office building in Den Haag, NL.  409 more words

#art

Amsterdam II: Horny

Reading as an Event

I came out of the café and looked around.  Andrew and Peter were inside tripping out to Pink Floyd when I made the uncool error of mentioning Schubert.  1,917 more words

Purpose