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The Dutch tradition of miniatures

Posted by sberry on 25 Jun 2017, 15:20

Today I found in my newspaper a report on a current exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The exhibition is called Small Wonders and shows so-called micro carvings from around 1500 AD, i.e. whole complex scenes carved into small pieces of wood that are only a few centimeters big.
Fascinating, and it shows how the Dutch miniatures tradition, so nicely represented by this forum, goes back 500 years!
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 26 Jun 2017, 10:15

Dear sberry,

Thank you so much for telling us. I did not know yet.
I understand our Museum borrowed and present some objects from your Berlin museum too.
The Rijksmuseum is close to my house, I have a free entry card and will go there soon (unless the ever expanding masses of tourists will prevent me from getting inside)
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Posted by Susofrick on 26 Jun 2017, 10:17

FIGZ is much older than I thought! :shock: :shock: :shock: And Remco too??? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2017, 14:33

There was surely a 10 year gap in that free ticket place,because the museum was closed to the public for 10 years?

Gunnar, if Remco,is older,______________than i must be the ancient of days? BB
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Posted by FredG on 26 Jun 2017, 18:33

BB, which app do you use to post your messages or do you have a digital slate?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2017, 22:07

Hi FredG,I am using Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge Windows 10, for messages. BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 26 Jun 2017, 22:09

I am getting to old for this hobby :mrgreen:
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Posted by sberry on 27 Jun 2017, 08:18

Dad's Army wrote:I am getting to old for this hobby :mrgreen:


There surely is a reason why people talk about the famous Dutch Old Masters.

Mr. Cryns wrote:I have a free entry card and will go there soon (unless the ever expanding masses of tourists will prevent me from getting inside)


Same problem over here. I once thought it might be a clever idea to visit the museums early in the morning, right after they open their gates. Big mistake - that's the time when the busloads and the school classes arrive. In the afternoon, things are more relaxed, I have learned.
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Jun 2017, 11:37

sberry wrote:
There surely is a reason why people talk about the famous Dutch Old Masters.



I thought old meant that they lived a long time ago. :oops:
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Posted by Peter on 03 Jul 2017, 20:25

Dad's Army wrote:I am getting to old for this hobby :mrgreen:

Nono, you have to organize FIGZ for the next fifty years, so you aren't that old! :mrgreen:
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