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… Continue reading Conquering ‘Africa’ early 16th century?
I appreciate this street art like I appreciate the Blues. On bricks!
Contemporary and friend of Rembrandt van Rijn. The craftsmanship with which especially the fabrics are depicted is really astonishing. It even stands out a bit against the representation of hands and faces.
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.
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..