Tag Archives: Flemish art

dutch old master paintings at sothebys


Henry and June “Jimmy” Weldon amassed a fascinating collection of Flemish and Dutch old master paintings over 60 years of passionate collecting. Around 2002 I had the good fortune to meet Jimmy and was invited to her apartment to look … Continue reading

the surprising side of art – the work of Edith Dekyndt

Minimalist contemporary Flemish artist Edith Dekyndt (b. Ypres, 1960) is part physicist and part artist, and her work, like that of the great Mark Rothko, pulls me right in.  I don’t know what it is but there is something powerful, … Continue reading

postcards from rome

There is a reason why Rome is called “The Eternal City” and a good example are two opposite views of the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills that surround the city, imminently coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Old … Continue reading

snack time

What is healthier than a plate of apples, grapes, raspberries, apricots, gooseberries, walnuts and plums?  A scrumptious vegetarian elixir of carbs, antioxidants, fiber, proteins and fats.  It’s unlikely the Flemish artist Osias Beert had this in mind when he painted … Continue reading