Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of GodOctober 28, 2020
Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Philipp Otto Runge was a mystic who claimed to “see through the mysteries of God” and provided...
Weird & Bizarre: A Toilet as a Work of ArtOctober 27, 2020
A joke, a provocation, or an attempt to attract your attention? Maybe none of these or maybe all of them. Here are the three of the most renowned toilets in the history of art. They may make you...
Art in the Netflix TV Series DarkOctober 26, 2020
On the 27th of June Netflix released the long-awaited third and final season of Dark. The German series, co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, has been a great success, but SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t already...
Delftware 101 – The Brilliant Face of the Dutch Golden AgeOctober 25, 2020
When we think of the Netherlands, a few characteristic things come to mind; tulips, windmills, orange cheese and painted clogs to name but a few. However, we think there is a nobler Dutch craft that we ought to...
Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing AndromedaOctober 25, 2020
The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches forward. Suddenly there is a flash of metal, the sound of wings,...
Do You “Pronkstill”Even? Social Media of the Dutch Golden AgeOctober 24, 2020
Carefully arranged plates of food surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds, images with hidden meanings, a snapshot of wealth… What may sound like an average display of life through our modern-day social media accounts is actually a well-curated...
Vermeer’s Desperate HousewivesOctober 23, 2020
Johannes Vermeer was a master of ambiguity. His silent and calm interiors, and beautiful Dutch women, although innocent at first glance, seem to be hiding more than one secret. Let’s meet Vermeer‘s desperate housewives! Vermeer’s Desperate Housewives: Alcohol...
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