Monthly Archives: December 2013

Your Christmas bonus – The Old Masters – re-interpreted 32

My dear Reader, 2013 is almost history and we simply cannot let the year slip away without a final assault on some unwitting Old Master. I hope you’re all limbered up, because today we get stuck into Rembrandt (I mean, … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 31

Good afternoon students, do sit down. Take out your art text books…and put your guns away….because one can’t very well shoot an Old Master can you? However, we can alter his reputation somewhat. Today, we mercilessly malign the artist, Robert … Continue reading

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Tribute to a hero of the African Soil

Today I want to acknowledge an elderly hero who has passed on. A true son of the African soil has gone to meet his Maker; a man who, quietly, thanklessly and tirelessly toiled for many decades under the African sun … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 2

There is something profoundly agreeable driving, windows down, through the vast Karoo veld. At times like these, one’s senses are heightened, and the soaring joy of being alive in God’s great Creation cannot be overstated. With a kind of detached … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 30

Before the last minutes of Wednesday slip away into eternity, we must not forget to malign an Old Master. They’ve gotten away with it for far too long, lying there whiling away the eons with nothing else to do. Here … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 29

By gum,  don’t these Wednesdays fly round so quickly! I hope you’ve been keeping fit and maintaining your sparring skills in peak condition because it’s time to go a few rounds with an Old Master…And no, it’s not Mr Miyagi … Continue reading

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