in Amsterdam, home to Rembrandt's The Night Watch
and Vermeer's The Milkmaid
, among many other masterpieces, today unveiled the Rijksstudio
, 125,000 digitized images of its collections, available in a zoomable interface online or as high-resolution public-domain downloads (account creation required for the latter).
Dutch state secretary for culture Halbe Zijlstra published a letter
stating that €200 million would be cut from the arts and culture budget, starting as early as 1 January 2013. [more inside]
Ron van der Ende
is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-relief constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and sometimes photo-realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. [more inside]
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam invites you to compare Caravaggio and Rembrandt
. For an overview of Rembrandt's work here are Rembrandt van Rijn: Life and Work
and A Web Catalogue of Rembrandt Paintings
. For Caravaggio there's caravaggio.com
which makes use of the Italian website Tutta l'opera del Caravaggio
Lernert Engenberts produces tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel films. Revenge
on an innocent egg. Three ways to melt a chocolate bunny
. Teasing the colour blind with colour correction
. Abstract artists explain their work to their parents.
may be the cruelest one of all. See more, including an ode to Alaska via AOL
, on his site
Should you find yourself wandering around the city of Leiden, the Netherlands sometime, you may notice some curious markings
on the city's walls.
("Wall Poems") adorn many of the town's streets (clickable map)
, and many English-language poets are represented: one John Keats
, for instance, inside a bookshop; Dylan Thomas
, E. E. Cummings
, W.B. Yeats
, some guy called William Shakespeare
, or this ode to Charlie Parker
by American William Waring Cuney
. [more inside]
The Memory of The Netherlands
is an extensive digital collection of illustrations, photographs, texts, film and audio fragments from a large variety of Dutch cultural institutions. There are about 50 collections
This site is edited automatically.
Mediamatic, a Dutch inclination toward media and being.
With a new Tracy Emin
exhibition at the Stedilijk
, who knows what an afternoon holds