Thursday, August 13, 2009

Got Milk? – Vermeer on loan to the Met.

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You don’t have to visit Holland to see this jewel of a painting in the next few months.

Johannes Vermeer
“De Melkmeid” (The Milkmaid)
c. 1658-1661
oil on canvas, 17 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (45.5 x 41 cm.)
collection of The Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


So, if you live in the US, (or are visiting New York City), here’s your chance ...

Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting, “The Milkmaid”, is to be loaned by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York for a special exhibition of 17th century Dutch artists, reports the AP press agency.

According to the AP report, it will be the first time the Vermeer masterpiece, which was painted in 1657-1658, has been on show in the United States in 70 years.

The exhibition, which runs from September 10, 2009 to the end of November 2009, will also feature five other works by Johannes Vermeer from the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ own collection.

I’d go see this exhibition ... if I lived in the US. :o)
Of course, I have seen “The Milkmaid” in the Rijkmuseum, on many occasions. She’s lovely!

tot ziens,
Judy
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd, lieve Sacha! ... Happy Birthday, dear Sacha!

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digital collage - "Sacha's Birthday Card, August 2009"
copyright 2009, Judith Nijholt-Strong

Yes, Sacha is 5 today!! She's the princess around this house.
You can tell how "royal" she is by how well she manages to ignore me in that third photo.
hee hee

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd, lieve Sacha! :o)

tot ziens,
Judy (Sacha's human)

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