Tag Archives: Looking


This image does make me feel the intensity of beauty. It is a moment from long ago. Via a small vague picture from a CD cover. Seconds after the sound of music is fading. This post is short of words. … Continue reading

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Reading in Silence

Series: Favorite Paintings Catena Saint Jerome in his Study from the National Gallery Standing alone before St Jerome. Wandering through the National Gallery in London, I am always looking for my favorite paintings. One of them is St Jerome in … Continue reading

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The Woman I recognized at Champmol.

Some years ago, I visited Champmol in Dijon, the grounds of the old monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol, today a psychiatric hospital. I made the journey just for visiting the sculptures of Claus Sluter. After some rather heavy traffic, I drove … Continue reading

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Thomas Hampson as Doktor Faust

Recently I listened to Ferruccio Busoni Doktor Faust. The opera was waiting on my recorder. Mezzo.tv broadcasted it nearly 2 years ago. The performance was by Opernhaus Zürich from 2006. Thomas Hampson as Doktor Faust impressed me greatly. I immediately bought the … Continue reading

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What are Great Moments ?

Berthe Morisot When I am listening to music, looking at a painting or a sculpture or reading a book, I know instantaneously that something is happening to me, a kind of flash. Sometimes a memory of an event in the … Continue reading

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Meeting Jan Six and Rembrandt

Last week, after a troublesome journey, I arrived at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. After some queuing up in the rain I was going at once to Jan Six. There he was, with his beautiful red coat. I liked him at … Continue reading

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