Ah, social media! What a source of interesting information you are! Yesterday Prof. Steve Gillam shared on his Facebook profile the amazing video I am posting here… Read more "Baroque Scene Change"
A selection of works of art with auctioned at Bonhams throughtout the late years. The images are drawn from their online catalogues. This gallery will be updated… Read more "MI at Bonhams’auctions – a selection"
In 1594 Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) engraved a set of large plates with the Stories of the Virgin, also called “The Masterpiece”. The plates, 6 in total, are really…… Read more “Goltzius’ Self-portrait”
Oh yes, former Haarlem major and book publisher Jan van Suren (1517-1591), masterfully engraved in a very intense portrait by Hendrick Glotzius (1558-1617), a few years later…… Read more “And the printer became Judas”
The Neimeijer archival boxes contain mainly excerpts from auction catalogues. The works of art documented, belong to any age and are realized with any technique, from painting…… Read more “The Neimeijer Archive pt.2: notes on a portrait”
Latest blog post on Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur concerning the art of printmaking. Literally. http://antiquariaatvandersteur.blogspot.nl/2018/02/from-sketch-to-press-on-print-making.html
(…) In September 2017 Dr J.W. Neimeijer, director of the Rijksprentenkabinet from 1974 to 1990, presented the RKD with an extensive art-historical collection of images of Northern…… Read more “Music Iconography in the Archive J.W.Neimeijer @RKD”
Il Colombo overo l’India riscoperta, is a ‘dramma per musica’ written by cardinal Pietro Ottoboni in 1690 [link to Googlebook], published under the pseudonym of Crateo Pradelini…… Read more “The frontispiece of Il Colombo”
Countless are the ways music and visual arts meet. Here is the short account of what was recently discovered behind a painting on copper.* This tale begins…… Read more “The plate and the painter: on a little discovery in late 2017”