Wednesday, October 21, 2015

getting lost in the rijksmuseum



Getting sucked into all the lovely details can make five insufficient hours feel like minutes in the Rijksmuseum.
I was lost in brushstrokes— lost in loose movement and details so sharp, I marvelled at the hands that made them— hands so steady and knowing, long gone.

Johannes Cornelisz. Portrait of a Girl Dressed in Blue. 1641. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Isaak Luttichuys. Portrait of a Young Lady. 1656. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 
Frans Hals. Portrait of Feyntje van Steenkiste. 1635. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 

2 comments:

Filipa said...

Thanks for sharing these paintings. They are amazing! :)

szaza said...

You are most welcome, Filipa! Aren't they?
Even looking at their photos raises the hairs on my arm!