zondag 13 augustus 2017

Small Wonders

In the RijksMuseum in Amsterdam I saw an exhibition of  Dutch micro-carvings from the late Middle Ages.

Detailed Biblical scenes are produced on  such unimagical small scale, you can hardly see them without a magnifier.

A dismantled Prayer Nut. They were all made at the workshop of Adam Dircks from 1500-1530

This three-demensional story is carved from a single piece of wood. It illustrates the life of George, the legendary warrior-saint who liberated the city of Silene from the clutches of the dragon.

18 opmerkingen:

  1. Amazing art work. The details in the carvings are stunning

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  2. What amazing and intricate work.

    All the best Jan

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  3. I had not heard the story of Saint George and the Dragon until just now when I looked it up. Amazing! No wonder someone carved it.

    But...how...how...this must have been done by very patient people with young eyes.

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  4. Unbelievably intricate Marianne and soooo old!

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  5. I think these, or something similar, was on display here in recent months

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  6. daar kan ik alleen maar bewondering voor hebben Marianne

    prettige zondagavond

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  7. Dat is echt indrukwekkend. Wat een details!

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  8. The carvings are amazing and the details are stunning. Incredible creative work with a high level of concentration and patience.

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  9. That last must have been his masterpiece.

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  10. Small carvings are a challenge, particularly with the technology they had at the time.

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  11. Amazing and beautiful. That must have been a lot of work

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  12. And they didn't have dental tools then. Remarkable.

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