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July 6, 2020

Stopped Tumbling…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following on from yesterday’s post, this painting in the price list is listed as No.13 “Stopped tumbling” and has an asking price of Euro 2.350,–

This is one of the slightly larger paintings by Wilfried van den Boorn private exhibition I attended in November 2019.

This exhibition was called “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019“, and most of the paintings were of realistic flowers done a bit in the style of the Old Masters.

The only thing that perplexes me though is the shape of the vases: they almost appear to be unfinished, and if that’s just how the glass with blown and they are complete, then the shape and size of them seem a little unsuited to such large and heavy blooms.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 5, 2020

A Favourite Mystery…

Next in the private exhibition I attended in November 2019 by the artist Wilfried van den Boorn, is a painting called “Double tulips” with a listed price for sale of Euro 1.250,–

The painting of the wood, with it chipped white paintwork, and the cloth made this my favourites of all of the paintings here. Mind you, although it is clearly marked as “Double tulips” I am not sure why there are four blooms in the painting and not just two. I’m no botanist so this one is a mystery.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 4, 2020

Whoa…Stacked!

The painting marked as No.7 in the price list from the private exhibition of Wilfried van den Boorn is called “Stacked bowls with rakshi cup” and was listed for sale at Euro 2.250,–

The show was entitled “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019”, and almost all of the paintings are of beautifully detailed, realistic flowers. The overhead lamps in the room made for rather tricky photography. This is one of the few paintings in this exhibition to not feature flowers but the detail in the marble, keys, bowls, paper and glass is still amazing, especially since the painting is very small.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 3, 2020

This Fly Is Going Nowhere…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following on from yesterday’s post, is the painting by Wilfried van den Boorn listed as No.6 on the price list.

I only managed to photograph about half of the paintings, therefore the number of the paintings in the price list will not correlate with the number of posts I am making here.

This painting is captioned as: “Still Life with Flower Bulbs” and the asking price was Euro 1.350,–

This exhibition is entitled “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019”, and yes, at first glance I did indeed think these were onions on the table.

That thought was quickly dispelled though, because onions look quite different close up.

I love this painting, as my eyes roam around the composition I see the detail in the dark background leaves, the two little glass vases, pieces of marble, and even the dead fly. (at least the subject didn’t move during the painting process).

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 2, 2020

Late Bloomers…

The next painting by Wilfried van den Boorn is entitled “Late Bloomers” (on the wall by the painting by the artist, but listed as “Late Flowers” in the price List). It’s from a private exhibition called “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019”.

(This was an exhibition I attended in November 2019, the painting was No.5 in the exhibition, with an asking price of Euro 475,–)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 1, 2020

Madonnalilies With Blue Jug…

Before Christmas in 2019 I had the chance to attend a private exhibition by the artist Wilfried van den Boorn. Entitled “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019, these are beautifully detailed painting of flowers. This first painting is called “Madonnalilies with blue jug”.  (Listed as No.2 in the Price List, the asking price was Euro 3.950,–) I think it’s easiest for the painting to speak for itself…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

June 25, 2020

Two Beautiful Ladies…

Following yesterday’s post, I’m looking at two beautiful paintings in the Queen’s/King’s waiting room stairwell.  They stand opposite each other, one at the top of where the stairs take a ninety degree turn downwards, the other at the bottom.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

June 8, 2020

Just Add A Lion… Ok?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Heroically dressed figures adorn the walls of the first room we enter in the Queen’s/King’s waiting room at Hollandspoor train station.  There is decoration everywhere, it’s difficult to see but even the wall paper is delicately decorated. The figure with a sword is draped in red, the other, a lady reading, blue.

I did notice that the lady reading has a lion next to her. It’s probably just symbolism of some sort… or perhaps there is a darned good story that took place behind the scenes when the subject and composition of this painting was decided between patron and artist. Clearly whoever paid the bills won!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

May 12, 2020

Private Stations…

Following on from yesterday’s post, here are more the “Stations of the Cross” depicted in the lower tier of paintings in the private chapel above the “Kloosterbrouwerij Haagsche Broeder” (Brothers of the Hague Kloister Brewery) in The Hague.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

May 11, 2020

Upper Tier And Lower Tier Paintings…

There is a small and beautiful private chapel in the centre of the Hague that I had no idea existed. Located above the “Kloosterbrouwerij Haagsche Broeder” (Brothers of the Hague Cloister Brewery), it part of the cloister.

I had been looking at the stained glass windows and the topmost paintings, painted directly onto the bricks of the wall, but in fact there is also a lower tier of paintings on this wall. These don’t appear to be painted directly onto the bricks and are a completely different style, but the theme, “the Stations of the Cross“, appears to be the same.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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