Tag Archives: Netherlands

1927: The Pat, Pat, Pat of the Sleepy Sheep

From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an im­portant factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading

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1735: Snake

Illustration from Albertus Seba’s Thesaurus, Vol. 2 (1735); the full title of the work is in Latin and Dutch: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio – Naaukeurige beschryving van het schatryke kabinet der voornaamste seldzaamheden der natuur [Accurate Description of … Continue reading

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19th Century: Fake

     Originally believed to be a contemporaneous portrait of Edward VI of England (1537-53), this painting was revealed to be a fake when X-rays showed the image of an anonymous Dutch girl hiding behind the boy king. Her clothing suggests … Continue reading

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1672: The Golden Bend in the Herengracht

Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde: View of the Golden Bend in the Herengracht (1671-72)

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2009: Looking at Art; Looking at Africa; Looking at Art

Alex Mawimbi (formerly Ato Malinda): Looking at Art; Looking at Africa; Looking at Art (2009); “for the length of one hour, the performer crawls from one lying position on mangled concrete, to a standing position at a pile of soil. … Continue reading

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1815: The Affair of a Second

We halted and formed square in the middle of the plain. As we were performing this movement, a bugler of the 51st, who had been out with skirmishers, and had mistaken our square for his own, exclaimed, “Here I am … Continue reading

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1573: Self-Portrait

Johan Gregor van der Schardt: Self-portrait (c. 1573)

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