The somewhat pathetic VP Wallace

Henry Wallace, US VP 1941-1945

Three years ago, before my first oilpainting, I made two or three gouaches. Only this one I completed. Just recently I read a little more about him. A really strange guy, indeed. In 1944 the Democrat establishment dumped him as VP from the ticket with Roosevelt and Truman became VP. Wallace in 1948 tried to… Continue reading The somewhat pathetic VP Wallace

A military cemetery in Spremberg: Sonst Nichts…

Mourning Mother On the 'Sowjetischer Soldaten Friedhof'

A visit to a Soviet Military Cemetery in Germany This video is definitely a first one in many ways: it is made outside the Netherlands, it is made outdoors and the only one so far made in a rather impulsive way.Moreover, I encountered serious limitations of the website hosting company: that caused a delay of… Continue reading A military cemetery in Spremberg: Sonst Nichts…

Meanwhile in The Hague, Brussels and New York

About a sickening coincidence of two meetings.I should not exaggerate: actually I did not throw up, I did not even vomit in my mouth.Two days ago Mr. Zelensky, an extremely wealthy clown -literally, it was his previous job- addressed the Dutch parliament. The next day he did another non-exchange with the Belgian parliament. It coincided… Continue reading Meanwhile in The Hague, Brussels and New York

The Dutch Golden Age, Independence War & something about economy

Talking head next to Old Dutch painting

This is kind of a sequel to the video The Dutch Horror in 1672. In that video which I made with the support of my brothers, I promised that I would make a next one about the context of the murder at the “Groene Zoodje” in The Hague. This video is mostly about how special the… Continue reading The Dutch Golden Age, Independence War & something about economy

1672: Johan de Witt and his brother murdered

A tribute to Jan de Baen too

I painted Johan de Witt as kind of a tribute: in several aspects he was to the Netherlands what Winston Churchill was for Great Britain. For both of them the royals were a real pain in the ass…And I feel related to him. Not the most but neither the least by the fact we probably… Continue reading 1672: Johan de Witt and his brother murdered