List of many cool museums in Amsterdam, including The Amsterdam Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, The Van Gogh Museum, and The Biblical Museum.
With its wings stretched and its neck poised, the swan protects her eggs against a dog swimming nearby. Showing the scene from a low angle emphasises the bird’s power. The inscriptions are a later addition and have a political message. They refer to the Dutch political leader Johan de Witt, who defended the Dutch state against its many enemies. 1640, Jan Asselijn.
In the years of the Dutch Golden Age, painters used still lifes to showcase their command of texture and attention to detail. And they obsessed over color almost as much as we do. It turns out their plays on light, earthy depth, and crackled textures were the perfect match for our handcrafted tile.