The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England that has the world's largest collection of works by the Van de Velde's. Now, knowing the history of the family, I can see why. On the 2 March 2023, The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea exhibit opened in the Queens House, now part of the Royal Museums at Greenwich.
J. R. R Tolkien and the roots of a library.
My first exposure to Tolkien is lost in the mist of my early childhood memories. It was either from a substitute teacher reading The Hobbit to the English lang. class at Aloe Ridge Primary School, or it was the first view of my brother's paperback tome of The Lord of the Rings trilogy at our... Continue Reading →
A Sutton Hoo Helmet
My brother, in a grand act of artistic dedication, once made a plaster-cast of his own head. This wasn't wholly due to vanity, but because he had plans to create fitted helmets using the cosplay costume-making process that uses EVA foam.
The Night Watch — a closer look.
Gunners of District II under Captain Frans Banninck Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch, 'The Night Watch' (Schutters van Wijk II onder kapitein Frans Banninck Cocq en luitenant Willem van Ruytenburch, 'De Nachtwacht' ) Amsterdam Museum The Rijksmuseum's most famous work (on loan from the Amsterdam Museum), Rembrandt's Night Watch, has been photographed in ultra-high... Continue Reading →