“This punchbowl, which was produced for export to England, is decorated with four scenes of musicians playing their instruments. The larger scenes depict European musicians while the smaller ones on the sides show Chinese musicians in concert. A print by … Continue reading Give me a print, I will turn it into a bowl
Besides facing the legendary Gioconda in Paris at the Louvre, the Marriage at Cana by Veronese (1528-1588) – way more funny to behold, and definitely much bigger – served as iconographic source for many musical companies from thereafter. The iconic … Continue reading Veronese docet.
Here is a selection of images from the online database of the Morgan Library and Museum . The works on paper date from the 17th century. Enjoy. Continue reading Music Iconography at the Morgan
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 Continue reading From sketch to press: On printmaking
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 (anagram of Cardinal Pietro). As one reads on the titlepage ‘da rappresentarsi al … Continue reading 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 at the beginning of last summer, in June, on my trip back from … Continue reading The plate and the painter: on a little discovery in late 2017
At Antiquariaat van der Steur we are preparing the new catalogue, number 40, on Heraldry. See the video for a preview: Continue reading New Catalogue coming up