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Paintings in my mind...

Hi all…Gosh it’s really been a while since the last time I posted in my blog. Feels like a lifetime ago…haha.

For you who once in a while  stumble upon or got directed by Google or other social media links to my blog I notice that many of you mostly visited my  writings on paintings. 163 more words


A Curious Expressive Juxtaposition

Intentional or not, there is a strange coming together of art at the Fundatie Museum in Zwolle in the Netherlands. Two quite separate exhibitions, one of Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter the German movement of expressionist art from the begininning of the twentieth century, the second by the Dutch artist Rob Scholte create this contrast. 584 more words

4 Things you need to see at traditional Dutch craft market.

In every area in the Netherlands you’ll always find weekly farmers market, but in the summer months you’ll find a lot of  Traditional craft and folk art markets. 218 more words


Woman Holding a Balance

Johannes Vermeer, a Dutch painter perhaps best known for his Girl with a Pearl Earring, painted mostly domestic interior scenes of middle class life. Active during the 1600s, his nearly photorealistic paintings provide an exacting glimpse into the everyday lives of the Dutch middle class. 102 more words

Art Movements

The Sacredness of Now II

A world is not a collection of things. When we become engaged in the world of a piece of music, the world of a text, the world of a story as told by a master storyteller, we enter a universe of meaning which differs from any we have inhabited before, even if all the things included within it are already familiar to us.

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Vermeer and Allegory Through the Ages

What is the easiest way to tie together a 3rd century BC Greek historian, a 16th century Italian iconographer, a 17th century Dutch revolt, a 19th century Austrian count, and a 20th century German dictator? 13 more words

Bookworm History

Joost Barbiers and Land Art Delft

A logical combination!

Honestly… i must say that i had not heard from both, but because we were traveling a few weeks ago Wageningen  ( Hotel de Wereld) and visited the local museum HET DEPOT, in which sculptures related to the human body are exhibited, we came across Joost Barbiers’s his work. 320 more words

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