Conquering ‘Africa’ early 16th century?

Painting by Gaspar de Crayer: Charles V conquers ‘Africa’

One of Winston Churchill’s most inspiring quotes is ‘Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft ‘ *).Paintings can aid in the study of history too. At least if you do not just superficially look at the image! De Crayer was a court painter to the governors of what is now… Continue reading Conquering ‘Africa’ early 16th century?

Dutch viceroy Donner speeches – senility or scribism?

Jan Hein Donner in 2012 receives a first copy of a book on Christian dogmatics.

A new translation of an older and longer Dutch text. The reason for this article was the annual report 2016 [Dutch original text is from 2017] of the ‘Council of State’ and more specifically the ‘reflection’ in it by that time ‘vice-chair’ Donner [1] of that important judicial organisation in the Netherlands. He gave his… Continue reading Dutch viceroy Donner speeches – senility or scribism?

Stupid, partisan fact checkers can be right

Opposition MP mentions the nickname of the university visited by vice premier Kaag and all ministers leave the session of the House of Representatives where they would be accountable for their policy plans.
Some fake news, no: creepy history, from Barack Houssein Obama

About racism, not 100% nonsensical political statements and counter productive slander. Links: The clip and its source on YouTube: The original fact check P.S.: The ‘featured’ image accompanying this video is a still from a video by the Dutch governments broadcaster ‘NOS’. Many photos were made of the incident in parliament, but remarkably Google could… Continue reading Stupid, partisan fact checkers can be right

Drag queen show in a church?

Despicable person

No, Stacey Abrams on the photo above is not in a church and I am quite sure she is not a drag queen or transgender.Compared to the number of drag queen shows in schools and libraries those in churches are still very limited in number.They are informative in their own right, however. The video this… Continue reading Drag queen show in a church?

Malta, mohammedans and Jesuits

Detail of exterior of the ‘Church of Gesú‘ in Rome

Nowadays, when one refers, via text or photos, to this church, whose interior is extraordinarily richly decorated, attention is rarely, if ever, paid to this remarkable decoration on the outside.There is no misunderstanding about what is depicted here: a Catholic dignitary steps on a moor: a man with a bare upper body, but with a… Continue reading Malta, mohammedans and Jesuits

Grr

At first I wondered from which country this numberplate could be. Only three letters means: less than 17576, probably less than 8000 cars in all of the country. At home I saw the Porsche owner made his own modifications. Should we call it streetart?

Paintings from ’20, ’21 & ’22

(Not a real) Rembrandt van Rijn, Winston Churchill, Steven Crowder

I am looking forward to my first participation in a major live art exhibition.November 19 and 20 next. In Gorinchem, in the middle of the Netherlands.Close to 200 artists, mostly painters, show their work. My contribution mainly consists of the paintings shown here that I made in 2020, 2021 and 2022 (I started painting in… Continue reading Paintings from ’20, ’21 & ’22