Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

“Wandering along a snowy lane”, 1909By Louis Apol (Dutch, 1850-1936) 

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Van Gogh: Artists he Admired, Louis Apol (Dutch, 1850-1936)

To Theo. Nuenen, 20 October 1885

“… Millet, Rembrandt and, for instance, Israëls — it has sometimes rightly been said of them that they are — harmonists rather than colourists. But — tell me — BLACK AND WHITE, may one use them or not? Are they forbidden fruit? 

I think not. Frans Hals must have had twenty-seven blacks.

White — but you know yourself what singular paintings some modern colourists purposely made with white on white. What does that phrase mean, ONE MAY NOT?  

Delacroix — called them rests, used them as such. You mustn’t be prejudiced against them, because provided they’re in their place and in balance with the rest, one may use all tones — that goes without saying. Do you know that I often think the things by APOL say, in white on white, are very good. His Sunset in the Haagse Bos, for instance, which is in Amsterdam. That thing is actually deuced fine.” – http://bit.ly/2qbpfEk

“Wandering along a snowy lane”, 1909

By Louis Apol (Dutch, 1850-1936) 

oil on canvas; 69.5 x 54.5 cm

© Sold through Christie’s Amsterdam. 14 October 2008 http://bit.ly/2pupriW


Artist Biography http://bit.ly/2pHFvZS

To Theo. Dordrecht, 30 April 1877

“… After church I walked along that path behind the station where we walked together, thinking of you and wishing we could be together – and kept on walking until I came to the cemetery at the end of a black cinder road running through the meadows that looked so beautiful in the twilight. 

The cemetery looks a little like that drawing by Apol in ‘Eigen Haard’, there’s a canal around it and there’s a house surrounded by pine trees, yesterday evening the light was shining through the windows in such a friendly way – it’s an old house that looks like a parsonage.” – http://bit.ly/2qBHK5G

To Theo. London, 30 March 1874

“… Thanks for your letter of this morning. I was very glad to hear that Anton Mauve is engaged to Jet C. (Ariëtte Sophia Jeanette ‘Jet’ Carbentus, a cousin of Vincent and Theo, was engaged to Anton Mauve. They were to be married on 26 November).

That’s wonderful. I’m glad that you’re so well.

It’s good that you’ve read the book by Bürger (the French art critic,  Etienne Joseph Théophile Thoré; 1807-1869),  read about art as much as possible, especially the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, etc.

Above all, be sure to find out as much as possible about paintings. The Apol that we have here now is very beautiful, last year he painted a similar subject and I found it better and fresher than this one.” –  http://bit.ly/2pu7sJa

 ‘Café terrace at night’ Arles, France, by Vincent van Gogh.

‘Café terrace at night’ Arles, France, by Vincent van Gogh.

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To his youngest sister, Wil. Arles. 9 and about 14 September, 1888

“…I definitely want to paint a starry sky now. It often seems to me that the night is even more richly coloured than the day, coloured in the most intense violets, blues and greens.

If you look carefully you’ll see that some stars are lemony, others have a pink, green, forget-me-not blue glow. And without labouring the point, it’s clear that to paint a starry sky it’s not nearly enough to put white spots on blue-black.
I started this letter several days ago, up to here, and I’m picking it up again now. 
I was interrupted precisely by the work that a new painting of the outside of a café in the evening has been giving me these past few days. On the terrace, there are little figures of people drinking. A huge yellow lantern lights the terrace, the façade, the pavement, and even projects light over the cobblestones of the street, which takes on a violet-pink tinge. The gables of the houses on a street that leads away under the blue sky studded with stars are dark blue or violet, with a green tree. 
Now there’s a painting of night without black. With nothing but beautiful blue, violet and green, and in these surroundings the lighted square is coloured pale sulphur, lemon green.
I enormously enjoy painting on the spot at night. In the past they used to draw, and paint the picture from the drawing in the daytime. But I find that it suits me to paint the thing straightaway. It’s quite true that I may take a blue for a green in the dark, a blue lilac for a pink lilac, since you can’t make out the nature of the tone clearly. But it’s the only way of getting away from the conventional black night with a poor, pallid and whitish light, while in fact a mere candle by itself gives us the richest yellows and oranges” – http://bit.ly/29lqPLE
Painting incorporated into the film Loving Vincent http://lovingvincent.com/

“Café terrace at night” (Arles. September, 1888) [F467]

By Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890)

oil on canvas; 80.7 x 65.3 cm 

Place of creation: Place du Forum, Arles, France

© Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands hhttp://bit.ly/2fr6ZTe

To Theo. Arles. 16 September 1888 

“…That’s the first painting this week. The second shows the outside of a café, lit on the terrace outside by a large gas-lamp in the blue night, with a patch of starry blue sky.

The third painting this week is a portrait of myself, almost colourless, in ashy tones against a pale Veronese background.
(…) The question of painting night scenes or effects, on the spot and actually at night, interests me enormously” – http://bit.ly/2nP6DFK
” ‘Café terrace at night’ is a coloured oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 in Arles, France, mid-September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in his letters on various occasions. There is also a large pen drawing of the composition which originates from the artist’s estate.

Visitors of the site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the Place du Forum, where the artist set up his easel. 
He looked south towards the artificially lit terrace of the popular coffee house, as well as into the enforced darkness of the rue du Palais leading up to the building structure (to the left, not pictured) and, beyond this structure, the tower of a former church (now Musée Lapidaire). 
Towards the right, Van Gogh indicated a lighted shop as well, and some branches of the trees surrounding the place—but he omitted the remainders of the Roman monuments just beside this little shop.

When exhibited for the first time, in 1892, the painting was entitled Coffeehouse, in the evening (Café, le soir).
This is the first painting in which he used starry backgrounds; he went on to paint star-filled skies in Starry Night Over the Rhone (painted the same month), and the better known Starry Night a year later. Van Gogh also painted a starlight background in Portrait of Eugène Boch. Van Gogh mentioned the Cafe Terrace painting in a letter written to Eugène Boch on October 2, 1888 and ‘Country road in Provence by night’ (May, 1890) [F683] at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands”

The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family  (-Santa Lucia de Fatima)

The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family  (-Santa Lucia de Fatima)


“Ave Maria”

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Benedictus fructus ventris tui
Tui, Jesus
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus 
Dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Benedictus fructus ventris tui
Tui, Jesus
Ave Maria
Ave Maria

“Don’t be afraid, I will not harm you. I am from Heaven” (- Our Lady to Lucia, May 13, 1917)

“The Birth of Venus “.(Nascita di Venere). Details.  1485. Canvas,Tempera.By Sandro Botticelli, 1445_1510.

“The Birth of Venus “.(Nascita di Venere). 

Details.  1485. Canvas,Tempera.

By Sandro Botticelli, 1445_1510.

Italian Florence Artist. Renaissance. 

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

Watch “MICHELANGELO – Il cuore e la pietra” on YouTube

Watch “Roma, l’epoca rinascimentale e barocca – Alberto Angela” on YouTube

Watch “Gian Lorenzo Bernini #9 – San Pietro | L’occhio che sente.” on YouTube

Watch “Arte – Il Baldacchino di Gian Lorenzo Bernini nella Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano” on YouTube

Today’s Holiday:International Bar-B-Q Festival

Today’s Holiday:
International Bar-B-Q Festival

This is a two-day mouth-watering event in Owensboro, Kentucky, which calls itself the Bar-B-Q Capital of the World. In the course of the weekend, 10 tons of mutton, 5,000 chickens, and 1,500 gallons of burgoo are cooked and served. The barbecue-pit fires are lit on the banks of the Ohio River, and the chicken and meat—always mutton, not beef—is barbecued when the coals are red. Other events include arts and crafts exhibits, bluegrass and country music, street dancing, and contests of pie eating, keg throwing and horseshoe throwing. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Maria Theresa of Austria (1717)

Today’s Birthday:
Maria Theresa of Austria (1717)

Maria Theresa became Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Bohemia and Hungary upon the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. Lacking a male heir, he had initiated the Pragmatic Sanction providing for female heirs to inherit the Habsburg property and throne. She married Emperor Francis I and bore him 16 children, 10 of whom survived to adulthood. Two of their sons became emperors, and two of their daughters became queens. One queen was Marie Antoinette of France. Who was the other? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Children Report Visions of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal (1917)

This Day in History:
Children Report Visions of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal (1917)

In 1917, three children were herding sheep in Fátima when, according to their story, the Virgin Mary appeared to them. They claimed that she continued to appear to them on the 13th of every month, relaying messages and prophesies. Word of the visions spread, and at one point, the children were arrested. Then, on October 13, thousands reported seeing the sun spin in the sky near Fátima, which became a pilgrimage site. Two of the children died before the age of 12. What happened to the third? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Petrosomatoglyphs

Article of the Day:

Petrosomatoglyphs are naturally-occurring or man-made representations of human or animal body parts that are found incised in rock. Footprints are the most common form of petrosomatoglyph. The ancient images, some of which date back to megalithic times, were once considered important symbols and were used in both religious and secular ceremonies. Throughout history, these imprints have been attributed to numerous figures, including the devil, Jesus, the prophet Mohammed, and what legendary king? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the unlikely event (that) (something) happens

Idiom of the Day:
in the unlikely event (that) (something) happens

If a very improbable outcome turns out to be the case. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:perdition

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment.
Synonyms: Hell, infernal region, nether region, the pit, Inferno
Usage: She feared the fires of perdition and listened closely to the preacher’s sermon about purity of heart and avoiding sin.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Three Secrets of Fátima

Pfarrich (municipality of Amtzell), Parish and Pilgrimage Church of the Nativity of the Virgin; St. Mary statue from Fatima, mid-20th century

Find the three secrets here:



From Wikepidia:  Our Lady of Fátima the three youngest saints of the Catholics Lúcia Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the three children whom the Virgin Mary revealed her famous “three secrets” in Fátima, Portugal.

Lúcia Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the three children whom the Virgin Mary revealed her famous “three secrets” in Fátima, Portugal.

Nossa Senhora de Fátima e os pastores – Igreja de São Domingos

Our Lady of Fátima(Portuguese: Nossa Senhora de Fátima, formally known asOur Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima European Portuguese: [ˈnɔsɐ sɨˈɲoɾɐ dɨ ˈfatimɐ] Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈnɔsɐ sĩˈȷ̃ɔɾɐ dʒi ˈfatʃimɐ]), is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitionsreported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in FátimaPortugal. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousinsJacinta and Francisco Marto.

BBC News: Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39907965