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. 


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!