Here is a wonderful sculpture at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (inv. BK-16083): it represents a walking man with a raised left arm and the right protrunding outwards. The description of the item in the museum’s website reads: De man staat … Continue reading A “walking man” that has lost his “cello”.
Among the Niemeijer pictures there was this stunning drawing by a non specified Bolognese artist from the 17th century. Striking are the details of the hands, especially the one striking the strings, in the middle. Pure visual delight. It is … Continue reading The theorbist
Besides collecting pictures of musical instruments and performances, Dr. J.W. Niemeijer amassed a reasonable amount of portraits of composers, musicians and more in general people related to music. A striking one is the supposed-to-be portrait of Johannes Couchet (1610-1655)* Flemish … Continue reading Cucù Couchet! / (Peekaboo Couchet!)
Among the images collected by J.W. Niemeijer there is a stunning portrait of an unknown man stringing a lute. According to the inscription the artist’s name is also obscure, however, he might have been active in Northern Italy in the … Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Lute Maintenance”
While browsing through the digital collection of the Rijksmuseum, I ran into two reproductions of a painting I was supposed to see in real life last year, namely the Genius of the Arts by Carlo Bononi (1569-1632) that was exposed … Continue reading A print and a drawing after Bononi at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
During my last trip to Italy I visited local collections – namely in Venice the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Palazzo Cini Galleria, in Vicenza the Gallerie … Continue reading (pieces of) Italian Music Iconography on show…
Social media are a great tool to help discover new things, and this is the (yet) short story of a painting that I saw for the first time on Facebook. It is a bust portrait of a man, seen from … Continue reading Pieces and Pieces
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 to print, from drawing to sculpture. Today, while working on files with men … Continue reading The Neimeijer Archive pt.2: notes on a portrait