Diogenes (04)

July 17, 2017

Although canvas as a support for painting was already common in Ancient Egypt, its use as a support for large sized oil paintings was introduced in Italy not earlier than by the end of the fifteenth century. (more…)

Diogenes (03)

July 15, 2017

Considering the anachronistic 17th century ‘Diogenes’ painting by Caesar van Everdingen, exhibited on one of the walls of the Galerij Prins Willem V, suddenly in the head of this nowadays painter the idea came on to make a new 21st century version of this classic story, (more…)

Diogenes (02)

July 12, 2017

It seems clear, however, that Diogenes of Sinope, the true archetype of the Cynic philosophers, believed that possessions were a trap and what people called `manners’ were simply lies used to hide the true nature of the individual. (more…)

Diogenes (01)

July 10, 2017

The oldest part of the unique collection of the Mauritshuis in Den Haag consists of paintings that used to be owned by stadtholder Willem V, prince of Oranje-Nassau (1748-1806). Willem started collecting art at a young age. (more…)


October 19, 2016

A few days ago I visited the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library), situated close to Den Haag’s Centraal Station. While approaching the building from the south you can see that the two parts of the building’s name have cleverly been magnified as a sort of (more…)

About starting and finishing a new painting

September 3, 2016

What for some might be considered the horror of an empty desert, presents the promise of a fertile field for others. Basically unasked for by everyone else, but just as much inevitable for its maker, an artist creates something new out of nothing. Just because he wants to. (more…)