Amsterdam Light Festival is coming to town!

Amsterdam Light Festival is coming to town!

Dazzling Amsterdam light festival during the dark winter days For centuries, light is one of the main sources of inspiration for artists. Besides the creation of the ‘divine light’ through the stained glass windows of medieval cathedrals, the dramatic chiaroscuro…

Rijksmuseum: New for Now, the origins of fashion magazines

Rijksmuseum: New for Now, the origins of fashion magazines

When my friend Alexandra Nederlof called me two days before the opening of New for Now telling me she got me two tickets for the opening, I was (to put it mildly) in a hysterical state of mind because: A. It’s an…

Berndnaut Smilde: the cloud creator

Berndnaut Smilde: the cloud creator

Images did and still do have an enormous power over the human psyche. As we examine art images in (especially) world religions, one of the most significant symbols used to express the nature of the divine is the cloud. In Mesopotamian, Egyptian…