As an amateur microscopist I have long known of the contribution that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek made to the science of microbiology... I want to use this blog to highlight the influence of Leeuwenhoek and the other scientists of the Netherlands in the 17th century
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17 February 2017
Jonathan Jones at the Guardian writes on Vermeer in Ordinary Beauty –– on his art and how it was brought out of obscurity by the French avant-garde in the 19th century....
3 January 2017
Whenever I have a moment to spare, I go to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and get to work. I roam the halls of the museum alone (yes, after hours!), and whenever I see a painting […]
31 December 2016
The Golden Age, spectacular as it was, was based largely on the success of Dutch trade in the ‘Spice Islands’. However romantic that may sound, the spice trade actually...
28 December 2016
Please be patient while I re-model this site! Filed under: Cartography, Golden Age