De Nederlandse Podcasts van de ODP-website

De meeste inhoud op deze website is geschreven en gesproken in het Engels. Er bestaat wel een categorie Meanwhile in the Netherlands (over Nederland, voor mensen die geen Nederlands kennen) en daaronder zit dan weer een subcategorie ‘Nederlands‘: wel in het Nederlands dus.
Een wat uitgebreidere tekst (in het Engels) over ‘Oude Nederlands Schilders‘ leest u hieronder, een tekst over ‘Déze Oude Nederlandse Schilder’ (ook in het Engels) vindt u via die link.

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The Focal Points and Priorities of the Islam-activists. Jan 2024.
Met alle ‘verbeterde’ links. Een soort ‘review’ van hoofdstuk ‘De Olifant in de huiskamer‘ van het boek ‘Islamofobie? Een nuchter antwoord’.

Sharing their god or their hatred?, October 24, 2023.
Bespreking verschillen, overeenkomsten en samenhang van die drie ‘Abrahamitische‘ godsdiensten.

Lange en bijzondere boekbespreking ‘De Hut van Oom Tom‘. Correspondéért met video His Backbone of Steel.

Bijbellezing: de eerste verzen van Genesis: Het zaad van de vrouwenhaat. Correspondéért met video The Seed of Misogyny.

Bijbellezing: Het toppunt van vrouwenhaat. Correspondéért met video The Apex of Misogyny.

Over de manier waarop twee aanvallen op Thierry Baudet ongenadig de schijnwerper zetten op het functioneren van Mark Rutte en de Nederlandse media. Bijbehorende Engels ondertitelde video.

Een andere Bijbellezing: over een link tussen Oude én Nieuwe Testament. Kaïn en Abel.

Correspondeert met deze dia-presentatie. Erasing history. December 15, 2023. Eronder links naar vele eerdere (Engelse) blogposts en andere achtergrond informatie m.b.t. de geportretteerden.

Correspondeert met deze blogpost: Another Walkaway: in the Netherlands. December 19, 2023. Allochtone stemmen voor de PVV: niets vreemds aan.


About Old Dutch Painters

Since my retirement I started painting myself. I got more interested in the successful Dutch painters from centuries ago. Like Rembrandt van Rijn. Much longer ago I got interested in politics. In this century this interest got strong new boosts from 9/11 and the murder of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn and an even stronger one from the murder of Theo van Gogh.
I am anti-nihilist, anti-communist and pro-civilization.
I am an old Dutch painter, hence: ODP.
I am a loving grandfather. That is why on Twitter and other platforms I also use the nickname Loving Granddad. My real name is Frans Groenendijk.

The blogposts on this website are placed in 20 (sub) categories: see footer. Some important ones are in the menu: see header. The very first serious post was this one, Women’s sport, liposuction and perverse priorities. It was based on a Dutch text I wrote in 2016. I foresaw problems, but not the speed and perversity of the developments in the past few years. Hence this for quite some time was my so called ‘pinned tweet’ and is now my first ‘highlighted’ X.

‘Rembrandt as St Paul’
by Cornelis Le Mair
‘Rembrandt as St Paul’
by Frans Groenendijk

Two ‘Rembrandts’

I took painting lessons with three teachers. I learned very different things from them. The last of them was Cornelis Le Mair: truly world famous in certain circles. I followed a four-day course with him in March 2023. I also bought the 2017-2022 supplement to his oeuvre catalogue. In it I only discovered at home that he also made his own ‘copies’ of works by great Old Dutch Painters from the 17th century. One of those works was a ‘Self-portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn “As Saint Paul”‘.
And I did something similar! I paraphrased that portrait. Here you can see them side by side. Obviously Cornelis’s work is better -most significantly in the skin-colour- but not so much better that I am ashamed of my interpretation.
And there is a funny difference.
In his own accompanying text, Le Mair writes that he left out both Paul’s sword and the book because they would distract him too much from the essence.
As a painting politician slash political painter I did exactly the opposite!
I explained that in two blog posts. One about Rembrandt & Wokeness and the other one about the Basilica of Saint Paul in Rome.

The footer has a link to an about page, titled “About (the) Old Dutch Painter(s). At the bottom of that page you can find a bit more information “About thís Old Dutch Painter”.

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