Of the Peat and the Sands – Snapshots of The Hague, “International City of Peace and Justice”

Of the Peat and the Sands – Snapshots of The Hague, “International City of Peace and Justice”

  How does a city come to be recognized as the “International City of Peace and Justice”? What does that city which carries such a title, and thus the responsibility to act as the international hub for fostering peace, security, and justice, look like? Most importantly, does it live up to its name? The Hague … Read more

The Black Subject in the Dutch ‘Golden Age’

The Black Subject in the Dutch ‘Golden Age’

  Still-Life in the Dutch Republic Still-life paintings – delicate vases of Chinese porcelain, opulent serving tables with exotic fruits, glass wear and carpets, golds, silvers, and bright oranges and yellows. All this comes to mind when visualizing the masterful still-life paintings by great artists of the Dutch Republic (1588-1795) like Willem Kalf, Jan Bruegel … Read more