Wednesday, October 21, 2015

the threatened swan

My goodness, how this painting gives me chills! Jan Asselijn's The Threatened Swan is such a beautiful example of the power that a strong use of value, colour, and composition can give a painting. Over the next few days, I'm going to begin unloading the Rijksmuseum upon you, home to some of the most important works of art in Western Art History— think Rembrandt, Vermeer, IsraĆ«ls, and of course, my dear Van Gogh!


dinahmow said...

Oh, good! Last time I was there was mid-70s. Maybe a whirlwind trip a few years I'm always up for what otheres look at and how they see it.

szaza said...

Wonderful! Well get ready :)