Rembrandt's "Guards of the Night" (OT)


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 24, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Wait for it...


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 24, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Pretty darn cool. But must that piece get worked to death?
More appropriate would have been the overture to Rossini's
'La Gazza Ladra', both thematically and musically.

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Gotta love the Dutch.

You haven't lived til you been to the Rijksmuseum.

The Van Gogh Museum isn't half bad either.

If you're into that art stuff, that is.

Social climber
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Preference for the understated Vermeer over here ( that awful movie notwithstanding ) :-)

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Bump for those that think culture is found in Greek yogurt.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 25, 2013 - 08:20am PT

Waxhington STate has its own culture, too.

Trad climber
Jun 25, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
It means literally, Our heroes are back!

I am Dutch.....thanks for the Love, Twist ;)

A long way from where I started
Jun 25, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
What a gas! Thanks for putting this one up.

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jun 25, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Pretty cool idea.
mark miller

Social climber
Jun 25, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Hi E., went to the SF museum a few months ago and saw the great Dutch works on display from the Rijksmuseum( it's under remodel). Pretty cool, now that I'm studying Graphic arts. It's amazing how many pieces are etchings and they are typically small.

Social climber
Jun 25, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
I've been to all of them, the best, IMO, is the one in Arnhem. Rijks is nice, but small, the Hague is good, the Van Gogh Museum had loads of the early dark Van Goghs.

But the Arnhem Museum, had the bright famous Van Goghs by the boatload.

Credit: musciofcrampons


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Wow! Nice collection!

I'm with Tami, I like Vermeer - my wife has very "Vermeerian" beauty.

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 26, 2013 - 02:12am PT
"my wife has very "Vermeerian" beauty."

More like MUPPET Beauty! ;)
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jun 26, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
There are around 35 Vermeers in the world and I set out to see them all. A couple, are attribution disputed. I have a list where all of them are. I'm fortunate living in NYC, some of them came here.

Sadly, one of the best, and not controversial, is missing from an art theft. The FBI knows who did it, but with waterboarding illegal, can't seem to get it.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
That's a cool story, John!

You decide whether it is Vermeer or Muppet:

Credit: MisterE

Skip at her Dickens Fair booth
Skip at her Dickens Fair booth
Credit: MisterE
paul roehl

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Jun 26, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
It's a curious thing that the 17th century is the century of so many remarkable painters. IMO the most gifted painter/printmaker of the period is Rembrandt, but his close seconds are Caravaggio, Velazquez, van Dyke, Vermeer, they're all amazing craftsman as well as brilliant poets of the human condition. I can't think of anybody in the last two centuries that comes close to this group of geniuses, who, like their close contemporary, Shakespeare, changed the way we see the world.
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