The Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt
Mar08

The Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt

The Rijksmuseum boasts the largest collection of paintings by Rembrandt in the world and, moreover, the most representative example of all of his works. To mark the 350th anniversary of his death the museum is exhibiting everything in the collection at once for the first time ever. That includes 60 drawings, 300 prints and 22 paintings. I visited yesterday and it was spectacular. Rembrandt has always been known as the artist’s artist....

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Déjà vu All Over Again
Mar03

Déjà vu All Over Again

I will always remember standing in line at Continental’s gate C-128 in Newark Airport and looking up and the display and seeing “CO 54 9:20 PM Paris-Degaulle”.  I recall trying to remain calm and act like a seasoned international traveler, but I was trembling inside as I tried to comprehend the fact that in about 7 hours I was actually going to be in Paris. You know the Paris that is the home of the...

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