The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, July 02, 2007
Dutch Art in Portland I
I went for another visit to the Rembrandt and Golden Age of Dutch Art at the Portland Art Museum last Friday evening.

One of the objects that caught my eye the first time and still marvelled at was a pair of portait ivories less that five inches high. They are attributed to Rombout Verhulst and are of exquisite detail and workmanship.

Curiously, both featured an unique position with the fingers which is still a mystery to its meaning.

Maybe the artist was thinking of Kuyper's "not one inch..."