Tag Archives: Painting

A long post about a large neck

It has been quite a while since I posted an update on the Schelle theorbo. Let’s just say that the focus has been on building instead of writing. Long days and many events. Integral part of the theorbo is its … Continue reading

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Sneak preview van de Baburen tentoonstelling…

Komende zondag is het evenement “Baburen komt thuis” op Kasteel Duurstede en in Museum Dorestad. Afgelopen week werd de tentoonstelling ingericht. Hier alvast een klein voorproefje… Een prachtig overzicht van het werk van Baburen Mijn bijdrage bestaat uit een deze … Continue reading

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The Jheronimus Bosch Lute pt. 8 – Pegs and frets

After the soundboard was painted it’s time to finish the lute. On this oak model I decided to keep it very simple, by giving the whole instrument a light coat of wax. I tried this before on other instruments with great … Continue reading

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The Jheronimus Bosch Lute pt. 7 – Painting a lute…

As you know I often use paintings as inspiration for my instruments. I use them as historical sources, and look for paralels with existing instruments and between paintings of certain makers, times and places themselves. Being a visual thinker (often … Continue reading

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A lute from hell…

I have always been an admirer of the paintings by Jheronimus Bosch. His works – like those of Bruegel – are like ‘find Waldo’ plates, riddled with strange creatures, humor and symbolism. It’s easy to fill an evening staring at … Continue reading

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The decorated Spanish Cello

It’s considered to one of the masterpieces of Antonio Stradivari. The “Bass of Spain” was made in 1696 and is one of only eleven highly decorated instruments the old master made. It was aquired by King Felipe V of Spain in … Continue reading

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DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man

One of my favorite artworks is the drawing of “The Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo DaVinci. Apart from being a great artpiece it’s also a handy tool while designing. As the proportions are very beautiful. In our time this drawing in one … Continue reading

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The feast of Saint Nicolas

One of the feasts almost unique for the low countries is that of Saint Nicolas or “Sinterklaas”. Although the official feast is at the 6th of December, in Dutch and Belgian homes the evening before has become just as – … Continue reading

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Girls playing lute and guitar…

Sometimes when we work with art, we tend to focus on the details and forget the bigger picture. Like making a jigsaw puzzle, where you keep adding pieces, but forget to look what is depicted on it. For years I … Continue reading

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