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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 30, 2020

Being Shown The Door…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

It’s my very last post from Hollandspoor train Station’s stunning Queen’s/King’s waiting room, which opened to the public especially for “Monumentendag” 2019.

This gives visitors a small glimpse at what lay behind the beautiful doors on the platform.

The WaitingRoom is usually closed, to protect and preserve the stunning handmade interior.

Now I am no longer sure when this historic site could be opened again, at least in 2020, unless a vaccine for the coronavirus can be found.

These beautiful wood panels, stair handles are not made for scrubbing tens-of-times a day, nor the fabric, handmade wallpapers and other items if the public don’t keep their paws where they should.

It’s been a privileged to have been shown around here.

I’m only disappointed that the tour is only given in Dutch, which more or less excludes non-Dutch visitors.

This additional exit door in the irregularly shaped baggage room was not one to which we were allowed entrance but it’s beautiful just the same.

It’s probably fitting that a door marks my final post here, my blog exits here to another topic, hopefully one that you enjoy as much as these ones.

June 29, 2020

Consistantly Beautiful…

As our group of  “Monumentendag” visitors are requested to go back upstairs, I hung back just a little in order to get some photographs of the stained glass windows and beautiful architectural detailing of where the stair landing ceiling is. I didn’t get to see the sun shining through these windows but it obvious from the detail in them that they must be a delight to the eye. As a lover of stained glass, wood, iron, tile etc the decorative elements in Hollandspoor train Station’s Queen’s/King’s waiting room are consistently beautiful…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

June 28, 2020

Baggage Area Detail…

Following yesterday’s post, I’m looking at the detailed sections of the “irregular” shaped entrance/exit room of the Hollandspoor train Station Queen’s/King’s waiting room. Even this baggage area has decorative tiles on the walls, and outside, seen through the window, a fixed canopy provides shade or shelter from the elements as visitors alight or embark their transportation on their way to their destinations.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

June 27, 2020

Highly Irregular…

This irregular shaped room at the bottom of the staircase in the Queen’s/King’s Waiting room at Hollandspoor train Station in the Hague is the inside section of the royal street entrance, where all of the baggage would have been unloaded. I assume that Royal visitors and VIP’s would wait in comfort upstairs in the regal waiting rooms until all of the luggage had been taken care of, and  would just be called upon at the last moment to alight the awaiting carriages or automobiles.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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