01 Feb An Afternoon In Delft
Delft, The Netherlands
Pieter de Hooch
Today we took the 10 minute train ride from Rotterdam to Delft. Delft is one of the more charming cities in The Netherlands. Crooked houses, historical buildings, canals and museums. Today we went to view the Pieter de Hooch exhibition showing at the Prinsenhof Museum located within a ten minute walk of the train station.
Rotterdampas? The museum is free, the exhibit from Pieter de Hooch requires a €5,- payment and you’ll need to reserve a time-slot ahead of your visit. It was quite busy!
His work, both in style and subject matter, shows some affinity with that of Johannes Vermeer, who was living in Delft at the same time. Though he sometimes painted open-air scenes he more typically painted two or three figures occupied with humble daily duties in a sober interior, the still atmosphere of which is broken only by the radiant entry of outdoor light illuminating the scene. These depictions of the serene simplicity of Dutch domestic life are free of sentimentality. As an aspiring photographer I couldn’t but help think of Lifestyle Photography. I love the lighting, and how his paintings draw your eye through a window, door or port.
A walk through Delft
While we were walking a took some photos and uploaded them to Unsplash where you can view and download them for free.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!