Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wonderful Works... About Wonderful Works

Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen.

Now that's a lotta name! And a lotta talent, too.

I was riding the Wiki wave just now, and
upon checking out the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World—which are in and of themselves entirely exciting—ol' Dutchy's luscious illustrations done popped up. In all their resplendent, Netherlandish glory.

Apparently Heemskerk did a wonderful series about the 7 Wonders, and wow
—such gorgeous colors! His Lighthouse of Alexandria reminds me of Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel, which is also turbo wonderful.

Hooray, Dutch masters!

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