Sunday, April 29, 2007

Rijkmuseum desktop widget


Amsterdam's home of some of the greatest paintings of the Dutch Baroque has what it calls the "Rijkswidget": it allows Mac and PC users to see a different painting from the collection each day.

Nifty . . . or it would be if, that is, my computer and the museum were on speaking terms--which they aren't, at the moment.

Correction: It's working now, and the first image is this one, Rembrandt's The Prophetess Anna.

2 comments:

R. Sherman said...

The Rijksmuseum is one of my fondest memories of Amsterdam. I was there in 1980. Alas, for reasons that shall remain unspoken it is also one of my only memories.

John B. said...

Amsterdam is Europe's Las Vegas, I suspect . . .