Тайна госпожи Лизы

     Вы были в Лувре? Дышали в спину посетителям чтобы быстренько сфотографировать этот выцветающий под стеклом шедевр Леонардо да Вичнчи “Мона Лиза”? Правильное название полотна «Портрет госпожи Лизы Джокондо», хотя как установили исследователи – Лиза носила фамилию Герардини и была замужем за флорентийским торговцем шелком Франческо дель Джокондо.
  Я в Лувре не была, но исследования Паскаля Котте (Pascal Cotte) прочитала.  Котте – французский инженер, изобретатель мультиспектральной фотокамеры  Люмьер.
Вот что мы увидим в Лувре сегодня:
А вот как написал картину Леонардо да Винчи в 1517 году:

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My lovely Maastricht.

I like those huge steep roofs. That building in the centre reminds me a piece of cake.

Medieval Dordrecht.

Reminds me an old charming Venice.

Rainy weather in Culemborg.


Summer cafe at the Oudegracht and a man in the Springhaver cafe.


Grand Budapest Hotel – real art or not?

If you have seen the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, you probably remember that painting ‘Boy With Apple’ was replaced by a modern painting in the Egon Schile style.

 Every time I watch Grand Budapest, my heart stops because It evokes in my mind price for the Schile’s paintings that starts from £800 000. Luckily, it was not the original, but an illustration of Rich Pellegrino created in the same manner as Austrian’s painter.

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Dear citizens of Culemborg!

Thanks for the nice stories you tell me about the city. Now i know that the city wall was built in 14th century and it was twice bigger than now, that there is still an old tradition to ring the tower bells to notify farmers that gates close at 22:00. And old gentleman told me that there was a row of a little old houses in front of a windmill, that were remained in the 2nd World war, but were too old to survive to nowadays. I have depicted some birds on the painting: a hunting heron and ugly ducks sleeping under a bush. If you look closer, there is a woman, the owner of a house by the windmill, she stands in her garden in a blue jeans skirt and checks if i paint her house good enough.

By the way, thanks to the nice couple and a lady, history teacher. Didn’t asks your names, shame. It was nice to talk to you, guys.
Info for you: On August 25th, 20.00 Beiaardconcert: Malgosia Fiebig en Jeroenen Sandra van VeenABBA vanaf de DOM at   Pandhof (luisterplaats)
PS. Oil on cotton canvas, 40×60 cm.