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Visit... the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

How much I do love art, classical art gets me bored easily. The numerous portraits, the same faces with their tiny smiles and stately postures. Dark browns and little light. 246 more words

Destinations

The Hague's Mauritshuis: “high and low - from our depot”

The Hague’s Mauritshuis remains a firm favourite. The house itself is small, yet manages to show you a wealth of Dutch masters including Vermeer’s “Girl with Pearl Earring”, a few Rembrandts, Fabritius’ “Goldfinch”. 863 more words

Culture

The Dutch Classico: Ajax - Feyenoord

I don’t even know where to start with this one. My expectations weren’t high as Ajax showed the last couple of weeks not really some Ajax-like football. 617 more words

Football

Young Woman in Blue Reading a Letter

Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman in Blue Reading a Letter

c. 1662 – 1665
Oil on canvas
46.5 x 39 cm. (18 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.) 183 more words

Art

The Greats at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Greats at the Art Gallery of NSW – Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

At present, the Art Gallery of NSW is showing ‘The Greats‘, an exhibition of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.  914 more words

Dottie Tales

When Vermeer changes his mind...

Johannes Vermeer changed his mind while painting “A Maid Asleep”.

Radiographs have shown that he originally painted a man in the background. He replaced it with a mirror on the far wall. 88 more words