So I made this lovely photo of my oldest grandson running through a fountain. I made a special enlargement of it by making a painting on the wall behind the photo.Then sunset came by. I absolutely love it.
Things you don’t expect on a fruit bowl.
About a part of the foundation of making that Orwellian concept thoughtcrime into a part of the real world. When Leo Kottke met Bob Dylan. The complete lyrics of the Dylan song.More about the 25-cent wooden carnival cane in Zantzingers hand and the number of children Mrs. Carroll gave birth to, can be found in… Continue reading Bob Dylan and that actually lethal thoughtcrime
To me the most interesting aspect of this photo is that it is impossible to tell on the basis of it what time of day it is.Except of course when you know the exact location where it was taken and the direction.Partly it is due to the colours: they are unnatural. Or should I say… Continue reading The colour of dazzling
Colourizing old movies: I saw great examples of it before and today I discovered that a fellow Dutchman called Rick is doing a really great job in this field. Here an example of his work: The Attack on Pearl Harbour.This blogpost is about something completely different, yet in a way comparable. I chose this example-link… Continue reading Expressionism? I do want to cry out..
In my school days I painted very little, but I did draw.This one is from the time I was considering studying architecture. So I was in secondary school. I must have put hundreds of hours into this drawing. Instead of doing homework, so to speak.My inspiration came from architecture magazines that I borrowed from the… Continue reading Childhood memories
There is something strange about stained glass. During the day it doesn’t look very special from the outside, unless it is not a church but a modern, light building. Within the church it can then produce beautiful images. The most beautiful images, however, we see in the evening: from outside. Clever move.
Link to the specific source at The International Churchill Society. I say Centre instead of society. Their twitter-handle is @ChurchillCentre ..
Link to the complete preface of the book 49:49 prepublished on the Academia account.
I visited Gent a couple of years ago to attend a book presentation. I combined it with a visit to a nice museum the next day. Walking to the railway station to return to the Netherlands I came upon a park with a lovely bandstand. I was struck by these details. Pure craftsmanship.These bandstands have… Continue reading Bandstand in Gent