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.
Again Facebook provides nice images about everything and in this case a wonderfully decorated initial from an Italian Gradual dating 1549. Nothing more is added information-wise, however that owl was too familiar… It’s a copy in reverse after “Bubo”, the … Continue reading Bubo strikes again
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
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
Notes (NL) Vuurwerk met drie of vier klavecimbels en barokorkest. Waar komt dat beter tot zijn recht dan in Scheveningen, de badplaats in Europa waar het meeste vuurwerk de lucht in vonkt? Musica Antica strijkt voor het eerst neer in … Continue reading #CONC: 3-4 Harpsichord Concertos. Bach/Vivaldi-Koopman. 19.10.18 Den Haag
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 as a link: https://www.facebook.com/steve.gilliam.75/videos/10156987128758689/. 100% worth watching. Continue reading 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 … Continue reading MI at Bonhams’auctions – a selection
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…