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Voor het buitenverblijf van prins Maurits.

Het Mauritshuis huisvest het Koninklijk Kabinet van schilderijen en is een museum in Den Haag met voornamelijk schilderijen uit de Gouden Eeuw. Er hangen ook enkele topwerken uit de 18e eeuw. Het inmiddels geprivatiseerde en relatief kleine museum heeft een wereldberoemde verzameling van in totaal 800 schilderijen, die in het bijzondere interieur goed tot hun recht komen. De architectuur van het gebouw is vele malen nagevolgd. Het gebouw aan de Hofvijver is eigendom van de Staat (Rijksgebouwendienst) en behoort tot de Top 100 der Nederlandse UNESCO-monumenten.

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Norm = Form

8 May 2010 - 15 August 2010

 

We all have our own personal style, reflected in the clothes we wear, the furniture in our homes and the cars we drive. Such choices seem to be abundant and individual, but never before have so many of the products around us been basically so identical. And it’s just as well they are, because otherwise we could never afford to buy a pair of jeans or a piece of furniture. Right from the start of the industrial era, designers have fought to achieve the benefits of product standardisation. In this exhibition, the Gemeentemuseum joins with the Design Den Haag Foundation to reveal the extent to which social and statutory norms have led, in the space of little over a century, to the design of products which are affordable and accessible to us all.

   

When we go to buy clothes, we expect to find a range of different stock sizes: small, medium and large. But how does such a sizing system come about? The average sizes we know today are the result of large-scale population surveys conducted over the last century. In the 1920s, August Lingner (inventor of Odol mouthwash) introduced life-size glass models of the human body, showing the muscles, tendons and nerves and approaching man as a machine. This marked the start of a systematic quest to determine the dimensions of the average human being: the size of feet, hands and heads. It was this quest that led to today’s standards for the size of trousers, the height of kitchen cabinets and the depth of sofas.

   

Stock clothing sizes have always been based on Western data for populations around the world. Now, these are proving inadequate for certain markets, for example in Asia. This is the reason for the vast survey known as Size China. As part of this project, the heads and faces of innumerable Chinese men and women have been measured in order to establish various average dimensions. Based on the resulting data, aluminium heads have been created which manufacturers around the world can order for use in producing sunglasses, hats and motorbike helmets to fit consumers in the growing Chinese market.

   

As well as these prototypes for the average human being, the exhibition will include countless examples of everyday objects: we see them around us all the time but probably never stop to consider that their design is based on all sorts of official standards and regulations. Among the examples in the exhibition will be the Aquila fitted kitchen designed by Kho Liang Le for Bruynzeel in 1965. The modular, off-the-ground kitchen may look like nothing more than a clever example of aesthetic design, but is actually planned on the principle that everything must be exactly within reach and at the correct working height.

   

A final important influence on standards is the consumer. It is the culture consumers live in that decides the success or failure of any given design. Examples on display will include garments like T-shirts and jeans which have continued to be produced virtually unchanged down the years. A pair of jeans from Levi’s 1999 Vintage collection harks back to a model from the 1980s, in turn based on the original working man’s trousers of the 19th century. At the same time, this evergreen favourite is constantly updated by adding pockets and other features to conform to the tastes and fashions of the day.

   

Norm = Form reveals the role of designers in the standardisation of products. Initially, they were against it, because it seemed to limit their creative freedom. But gradually they came to see its advantages: low prices, smart houses and products, and the possibility of serving large sections of the population. The exhibition will include designs by Charles Eames, Herbert Lindinger, Ettore Sottass, Pierre Paulin and Kisho Kurokawa, and objects on loan from world-class institutions like the Centre Pompidou. It will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue authored by Timo de Rijk.

 

A wonderful exhibition, highly recommended, however, inside the building, no photography is allowed, unlike in the Design Musum in London, there we could photograph inside, as long we did / do not use any flash photography.

 

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ENJOY AND EXPLORE MORE! HAVE YOU REFLECTED ON SOMETHING NEW LATELY?

...........indeed, travel and hospitality are our great passion, the love for it comes naturally to us, because of the beauty of our planet, what better way to experience some pampering in the worlds great hotels?........The lines, the hospitality, the services, the eating and drinking are part of a great holiday / vacation we would say, the world can be a stressful place, so it is important that the we time can be enjoyed discovering new places, while still being connected to great comfort and photography mirrors just this in our we time.......because passion connects and does not disintegrate the welcome idea of exploring our world.......one hotel at a time........one photo at a time......need I say more?

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.........indeed, the beauty we see is not actually the beauty everybody experiences on a daily basis, so we are all individuals, at least this is what I believe, I do not think one dimensional or else, I believe in beauty beyond the usual, I believe in looking around the corner, so our viewpoint maybe goes into diverse directions from others, but the outcome is the same, when we are on the same page.......we all look for beauty and love in photography........and art is one viewpoint, as are many others, we all can discover as it is accessible beauty, but how we look, feel, see at it, this is called individuality......need I say more?

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De nieuwe ondergrondse entree van het Mauritshuis. Alles van glas, zowel lift als trappen.

The Binnenhof Den Haag ( The Hague ), The Netherlands, ( Holland )

 

The Binnenhof (Dutch, literally "inner court"), is a complex of buildings in The Hague. It has been the location of meetings of the Staten-Generaal, the Dutch parliament, since 1446, and has been the centre of Dutch politics for many centuries.

 

The grounds on which the Binnenhof now stands were purchased by Count Floris IV of Holland in 1229, where he built his mansion, next to the little lake that has been called Hofvijver or 'Court Pond' since the 13th century. More buildings were constructed around the court, several of which are well known in their own right, such as the Ridderzaal (Great hall; literally Knight's Hall), where the queen holds her annual speech at Prinsjesdag. One of the towers, simply known as het Torentje ('the Little Tower'; directly next to the Mauritshuis museum) has been the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 1982.

 

This 'Inner Court' is studded with monumental old buildings testifying of eight centuries of governing in the Low Countries, but it also has several ample open spaces, all freely open to the public. A gilt neogothic fountain adorns the main square and one of the few Dutch equestrian statues (of King William II) guards the main Stadtholder's Gate, that dates from around 1600.

 

A large modern building at the south side of the Binnenhof since 1992 houses the House of Representatives, the lower but more important of the Dutch democratically elected Houses of parliament.

 

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Thoughts about politics.......

 

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

 

~Richard Armour

 

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We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

~Frank McKinney

 

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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river.

 

~Nikita Khrushchev

 

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Tijdens het blauwe uurtje. Foto is gemaakt met een grijsfilter van 84.5mm.

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Historical centre of The Hague, the Netherlands.

 

9 may 2010: This picture was sold, first one of a series of 5.

 

Looking across the pond, one can admire one of the oldest house of parliament in the world (on the right), housing the first chamber and the office of the prime minister of Holland at the little tower. Next to it is the Mauritshuis, a museum which houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings consisting of 841 objects, primarily Dutch Golden Age paintings and right behind the newest modern skyline of The Hague, the Netherlands.

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The Hofvijver is a small pond in the centre of The Hague. It is adjoined in the east by the Korte Vijverberg (road), in the south by the Binnenhof and the Mauritshuis, in the west by the Buitenhof and in the north by the Lange Vijverberg (road). In the middle there is a small island with plants and trees which has no name, it is usually referred to as "the island in the Vijverberg".

Holy Trinity Brompton with St Paul's, Onslow Square ("HTB") is an Anglican church in Brompton, London, United Kingdom. The church consists of two church buildings, Holy Trinity Brompton, and St Paul's, Onslow Square ("SPOS"), as well as being the home for Worship Central, St Paul's Theological Centre and The Alpha course. It is where the Alpha course was first developed and is one of the most influential churches in the Evangelical wing of the Church of England.

 

The two church buildings accommodate Alpha and other courses, conferences and meetings during the week and eight services each Sunday. With total Sunday service attendance at around 3,500 people and the Alpha course attracting several hundred guests during the week, HTB oversees a diverse range of activities. HTB's aim is for an Alpha course to be accessible to anyone who would like to attend the course, and in this way HTB seeks to spread the teachings of Christianity.

 

Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of the Alpha course, took over as Vicar from Sandy Millar in July 2005. Nicky Lee was appointed Associate Vicar in July 2007 he had been a curate at HTB for 22 years previously.

 

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

-----Dalai Lama

 

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Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.

-----Margaret Mead

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Collage of some pictures I made in 2008. I wish you all a very good and healthy 2009.

The building in the centre is the "Mauritshuis", a fantastic museum in the Hague

The Hague, Mauritshuis

Peter Paul Rubens, Old woman and boy with candles c. 1616 - 1617 Seen today at the Mauritshuis, The Hague

.........indeed, the beauty we see is not actually the beauty everybody experiences on a daily basis, so we are all individuals, at least this is what I believe, I do not think one dimensional or else, I believe in beauty beyond the usual, I believe in looking around the corner, so our viewpoint maybe goes into diverse directions from others, but the outcome is the same, when we are on the same page.......we all look for beauty and love in photography........and art is one viewpoint, as are many others, we all can discover as it is accessible beauty, but how we look, feel, see at it, this is called individuality......need I say more?

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3 exposures, fused with LR/Enfuse

 

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...........indeed, by just looking around, the world can be seen and experienced as a holistic place, a place of exploration, a place of understanding and a place to simply react more to the inner word of simply be and see, it is not our given to judge the merit of beauty or the beauty in itself, it is important to understand that the world is a place of constant change and movement, and this draws our eyes in directions of beauty which we have not known before, judging, what judging?.......It is called simply in a few words.......to enjoy is the recognition to really be alive........need I say more?

.........indeed, the beauty we see is not actually the beauty everybody experiences on a daily basis, so we are all individuals, at least this is what I believe, I do not think one dimensional or else, I believe in beauty beyond the usual, I believe in looking around the corner, so our viewpoint maybe goes into diverse directions from others, but the outcome is the same, when we are on the same page.......we all look for beauty and love in photography........and art is one viewpoint, as are many others, we all can discover as it is accessible beauty, but how we look, feel, see at it, this is called individuality......need I say more?

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...........indeed, by just looking around, the world can be seen and experienced as a holistic place, a place of exploration, a place of understanding and a place to simply react more to the inner word of simply be and see, it is not our given to judge the merit of beauty or the beauty in itself, it is important to understand that the world is a place of constant change and movement, and this draws our eyes in directions of beauty which we have not known before, judging, what judging?.......It is called simply in a few words.......to enjoy is the recognition to really be alive........need I say more?

But some things are not what they appear to be.

My Christmas card is on YouTube this year. Check it out :

 

Frans Schmit - Winter wonderland

Parel, Tim Lowly :copyright: 2014, acrylic on panel, 14" x 17"

 

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This is part of the re. Rainbow Girl project I am currently working on.

 

In Vermeer's iconic painting Meisje met de parel (Girl with a Pearl Earring) the pearl could be understood as suggesting the young woman possesses a beauty as "pure" as a pearl. That said, it seems possible that in the context of the burgeoning middle-class economy of 17th C. Netherlands the painting might have been perceived as being - at least implicitly - about desirability, towards possession. This understanding of the painting might be corroborated by the girl's gaze. By contrast, in this painting, Temma does not engage the viewer. At one point when my wife Sherrie was looking at the painting she said, "It looks like a pearl." She might have been referring to the surface of the paint, but I think there's a way that the painting points to the mysterious translucence / opacity of Temma's presence as something like–and, curiously, as beautiful as–a pearl.

 

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Happy Slider Sunday - HSS

 

Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands.

 

Exhibition: In and Out of Storage. From 4 February until 8 May 2016 the Mauritshuis displayed works usually hidden from public view.

 

The exhibition featured twenty-five paintings from storage intended to answer frequently asked questions including: what kinds of paintings are kept in storage, how did they end up there and why aren’t they hanging in the galleries? Highlights, as well as some low points, will be on show.

 

Mauritshuis Collection: The Mauritshuis is famous for its Dutch and Flemish paintings dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, as well as a small number of German works from the sixteenth century. The collection offers a comprehensive and compact overview that. Most of the roughly 850 works in the collection are paintings, of which around 250 are on permanent display in the Mauritshuis itself, with a further 150 in the Prince William V Gallery. In addition, 150 works are on long-term loan to museums in the Netherlands and abroad.

 

Only 300 remain behind closed doors in storage. These works are often used to replace pieces when, for example they require conservation treatment or are loaned to another museum for an exhibition. Yet it seems a shame that these works are never, or rarely, put on display. This is why the Mauritshuis has decided to show a selection of the best and worst works which will be taken off their storage racks especially for the occasion.

 

The selection of paintings contains a number of surprises: Andy Warhol, for example, is probably not a name you would associate with the Mauritshuis. His Portrait of Queen Beatrix was purchased in 1986 since it is customary in Dutch government buildings to have a portrait of the head of state displayed.

 

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...........just now, I have a pure lust of something sweet, oh, this brings me to food photography, always yummy, always beautiful, here we present a dessert take on the world-famous Knickerbocker glory, a wow dessert in every sense of the K word! Photography of food items is always difficult to do, it is not as easy as people would believe it is, however, the yummy-ness will always be there, whatever the food, whatever your sweet passion is, so enjoy, one bite at a time, or shall we say, one photo at a time...........in the end, we are all in love with a sweet thing........need I say more?

Potter heeft ongeveer 100 schilderijen nagelaten, de meeste op klein formaat. Naast schilderijen maakte hij ook een klein aantal etsen. Oorspronkelijk schilderde hij historiestukken, net als zijn vader. Hij werd echter beroemd als beestenschilder, want hij schilderde vooral het vee in het Nederlandse landschap. Hij schilderde realistisch, met veel aandacht voor de huid, de uitdrukking en de houding van de dieren. Hij beeldde de dieren soms af vanaf een laag standpunt, waardoor ze goed uitkomen tegen de lucht. Potters beroemdste schilderij is De stier uit 1647. Dit enorme schilderij (2,25 bij 3,40 meter) hangt in het Mauritshuis in Den Haag. Potter gebruikte meerdere voorstudies voor dit werk. Het lijkt alsof de stier vanuit drie verschillende standpunten is geschilderd.

 

Naast vee (koeien, paarden en varkens) heeft hij een eenhoorn geschilderd, maar ook een leeuw en een kameel. Deze heeft hij waarschijnlijk gezien in een dierentuin van de Oranjes. Er is ook een aantal portretten van honden bekend.

  

Carel Fabritius. 1622-1654. Delft. The Goldfinch. Le Chardonneret. 1654. La Haye (Den Haag) Mauritshuis.

 

Une évocation de toutes les libertés injustement perdues ? Le tableau date de l'année de la mort de Carel Fabritius à la suite de l'explosion de la poudrière de Delft. Tel a sans doute aussi été le sort du Chardonneret enchaïné. Seul le tableau a échappé au même sort. Sans doute avait il été vendu en dehors de Delft.

  

An evocation of unjustly lost freedoms? Table dates from the year of the death of Carel Fabritius as a result of the explosion of the powder magazine of Delft. This was probably also the fate of the chained Goldfinch. Only the table has escaped the same fate. No doubt had it been sold outside Delft.

...........indeed, travel and hospitality are our great passion, the love for it comes naturally to us, because of the beauty of our planet, what better way to experience some pampering in the worlds great hotels?........The lines, the hospitality, the services, the eating and drinking are part of a great holiday / vacation we would say, the world can be a stressful place, so it is important that the we time can be enjoyed discovering new places, while still being connected to great comfort and photography mirrors just this in our we time.......because passion connects and does not disintegrate the welcome idea of exploring our world.......one hotel at a time........one photo at a time......need I say more?

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

 

Conventional wisdom (CW) is a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. The term implies that the ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined and, hence, may be reevaluated upon further examination or as events unfold.

 

The term is often credited to the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in his 1958 book The Affluent Society:

 

It will be convenient to have a name for the ideas which are esteemed at any time for their acceptability, and it should be a term that emphasizes this predictability. I shall refer to these ideas henceforth as the conventional wisdom.

 

The term in actuality is much older and dates at least to 1838. "Conventional wisdom" was used in a number of other works prior to Galbraith, occasionally in a positive or neutral sense, but more often pejoratively.

 

Conventional wisdom is not necessarily true. Conventional wisdom is additionally often seen as an obstacle to the acceptance of newly acquired information, to introducing new theories and explanations, and therefore operates as an obstacle that must be overcome by legitimate revisionism. This is to say, that despite new information to the contrary, conventional wisdom has a property analogous to inertia that opposes the introduction of contrary belief, sometimes to the point of absurd denial of the new information set by persons strongly holding an outdated (conventional wisdom) view. This inertia is due to conventional wisdom being made of ideas that are convenient, appealing and deeply assumed by the public, who hangs on to them even as they grow outdated. The unavoidable outcome is these ideas will eventually not match reality at all, so conventional wisdom will be violently shaken until it doesn't conflict reality so blatantly.

 

The concept of conventional wisdom also is applied or implied in political senses, often related closely with the phenomenon of talking points. It is used pejoratively to refer to the idea that statements which are repeated over and over become conventional wisdom regardless of whether or not they are true.

 

In a more general sense, it is used to refer to the accepted truth about something which nearly no-one would argue about, and so is used as a gauge (or well-spring) of normative behavior or belief, even within a professional context. One such example was conventional wisdom in 1960, even among most doctors, dictated that smoking was not particularly harmful to one's health.[citation needed] Another: It might be used in this manner discussing a technical matter such as the conventional wisdom was that a man would suffer fatal injuries if he experienced more than eighteen g-forces in an aerospace vehicle. (John Stapp shattered that myth by repeatedly withstanding far more in his research—peaking above 46 Gs).

 

Conventional wisdom may itself be the subject of legends. For example, it is widely believed that conventional wisdom prior to Christopher Columbus held that the world was flat, when in actuality scholars had long accepted that the earth is a sphere.

 

When conventional wisdoms are overthrown, outranked, or outflanked by new ideas, and the new conventional wisdom becomes established in place of the previous one, there may yet be considerable remaining affiliation to the previous regime.

 

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Thoughts about conventional wisdom.......

 

“Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.”

 

--- Archibald MacLeish

 

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“Leaders are born with an innate talent to question conventional wisdom.”

  

---John G Agno quotes

 

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“The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.”

 

---John Kenneth Galbraith quotes

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Johannes Vermeer. 1632-1675. Delft. View of Delft. Vue de Delft. 1660. La Haye (Den Haag) Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis, The Hague

Jan van Huysum. 1682-1749. Amsterdam. Fruits. 1735 La Haye (Den Haag) Mauritshuis.

 

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