Month: August 2020

Self-portrait | Vincent van Gogh | 1887 | The Rijksmuseum-83

"The Rijksmuseum[…]is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. "The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its…

The cliffs of Étretat

A view of the cliffs near Étretat, Seine Maritime, Normandy. Known as a settlement since the Roman times, Étretat had a pretty uneventful history. By the end of the 18th century, before the French Revolution, it was a tiny fishing village only known for its oyster farms supplying seafood to the table of Marie Antoinette,…