Tag Archives: Netherlands

1922: Seek the Kingdom of Heaven through Contempt of the World

Melchior Lechter’s frontispiece, title page, and first chapter title page for a 1922 edition of Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ. Written in the early 15th century, the work promotes piety, simplicity, and devotion as the key to a personal … Continue reading

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1918: Young Crow

Jan Mankes: Jonge kraai (1918)

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1912: Woudster Road near Oranjewoud

Jan Mankes: Woudster Road near Oranjewoud (1912)

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1838: Gothic

Hubertus van Hove: A Couple in Front of a Gothic Building (1838)

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1675: Lightning

Francisque Millet: Mountain Landscape with Lightning (c. 1675)

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1943: Self-Portrait

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Heinz Geiringer was a Jewish teenager in Amsterdam when the Nazis invaded the city in 1940. For two years, the family lived in hiding, with Heinz’s sister and mother separating from him and … Continue reading

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) (1943) … Continue reading

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