Dutch art (photoblog)

Dutch art (photoblog)

August 3, 2020 0 By Janneke
It is an art in itself to let beauty speak in as few words as possible.

Here is an impression of a mother and daughter’s day. It was about time: Femke (15) paid a visit to Amsterdam for the first time of her life and it was years ago for Judith(16) and Marijke. (18) Not only that: before you leave the nest, you should at least have visited the National Museum. Since Marijke is leaving us in September, we just booked a spot, and off we went.Ā 

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace in the city of Amsterdam. The crowdedness of Amsterdam was one of the reasons we had been avoiding going there. But this unusual time of adjustments also has its advantages. No tourists this time.

We have made a choice from the range of everything there is to see and this blog is just an impression of this. Obviously pictures of what stood out for me and you may recognize that šŸ˜‰

Enjoy!

 

 

Our tour guide of the day: Marijke

 

2 times 3 sisters

 

Two blue vases/ symmetry

 

 

Flowers

 

Tiles with flowers

 

Department: Christian art in the Low Lands/ Netherlands/ Holland

 

Judith with icon

 

 

Play with Holy Child

 

Hospitality and Broken Bread around the table

 

Let’s share the cup, and break the bread

 

Love and adoration

 

Beauty, dark and light

Department: Landscapes

 

Landscape of the low countries: windmill, wild clouds, wind and water, plains and cows.

 

Windmill, twice

 

De molen bij Wijk bij Duurstede

 

Ede, our next village, now grown out to a village with 111.575 inhabitants

Department: In and around the house.

Balcony along the water with terra cotta pots

 

Plain, daily life

 

Timeless, playing children

 

Dutch tiles with animals, for next to the fireplace

 

Two flying birds;-)

 

One or another Dutch princess. Holding an Orange apple, as a symbol of the House of Orange. The armchair has a lion. Dutch football still has the orange color and the lion. But this princess looks a bit more calm than an energetic football match.

 

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It was splendidĀ 

So on your screen is quite a different experience, then wandering quietly through the quiet National Museum. We were tired and satisfied after seeing so much fine art! It made me think about how good it is for a person. It is not just any cultural outing. I try to capture what happens in words, but quiet enjoyment seems to fit better.

In september and oktober I am hosting a few Silent Retreats again. This day helped as inspiration by the preparations. Good to have some incubation time;-)

Warm greetings from Amsterdam, (finally!)