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mussels ejaculating sperm and eggs
stills from the documentary L'Amour des Moules

mood swings

PIERRE ELITAIRE 'De Schepper', Ultra Eczema - UE84, 7-inch.


small world

Dr. Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R. Taylor /
The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x)
Arthur Strange / Acetaminophen crystals (20x) 
Dr. Michael John Bridge / Eye organ of a Drosophila fruit fly third-instar larvae (60x)
Dr. Somayeh Naghiloo / Floral primordia of Allium Sativum (Garlic)
Edy Kieser / Crystallized potassium chlorate (40x)
Yanping Wang / Sand (4x)
All photos from the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.


young woman playing the virginals

Caterina van Hemessen (1528 – after 1587) was a Flemish Renaissance painter. 
This second work, painted when the artist was just 20 years old, is one of the earliest surviving self portraits in oils by a female painter. It is also thought to be the first self portrait to depict a painter sitting before an easel.

schokokuss / tête de nègre / beso de moza



From: Spreeksel, Teksten van en over René Daniëls, 2007, De Pont, Tilburg.



Baron in Al Held-Veld, 1964/1966
Untitled (Expedition), 1995
Closerie V (Berliner Ensemble), 1998
Koude Versie, 2003
Opponents, 2007

From 'Raoul De Keyser. Replay. Gemälde/Paintings 1964-2008'. 
De Keyser (1930-2012) was a member of the Flemish movement 'Nieuwe Visie', led by Roger Raveel. Through painting they tried to revaluing everyday reality. In the case of Raoul: an everyday - but always pure - beauty.



from left to right:
Harry Mulisch, Ivo Michiels, Hugo Claus & Simon Vinkenoog:
the editorial staff of the literary magazine Randstad (1961-69).


Peter's kunstkammer

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