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March 24, 2009

today's mystery list: what and, for a bonus point, who connects these

gele oker
kasselse aarde
loodtin geel
omber rouwe
rode lak

Posted by john at March 24, 2009 09:45 AM


Oh dear, I don't even know what language this is - Dutch? but zwart could be black, oker - ochre? omber - amber? rouwe - red? So I am guessing the link is paint or colour but no idea who.

Posted by: ruth at March 24, 2009 11:24 AM

yes, Dutch colours
[omber is umber infact, ombergbrandt being burnt umber]
but whose palette?

Posted by: john Coombes at March 24, 2009 12:01 PM

Vermeer? Really this is even trickier than the hammers. It could be any of many Dutch painters but Vermeer's the first one who springs to mind.

Posted by: Daphne at March 24, 2009 11:58 PM

not Vermeer, no
his, slightly older, contemporary

Posted by: john Coombes at March 25, 2009 08:52 AM

How soon the knowledge is aquired in this Google of an age. I came across this palette following the older contempory clue....
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cadmium Deeep Red
Well not the nine colours in the Dutch list anyhow this chappie was apparently pretty sprezzaturo with his chiaroscuro.. yes you guessed it....Rembrandt Van Rijn.. who studied under Caravaggio.. Hmmmm

Posted by: MisterBurnley.com at March 25, 2009 09:38 PM

Rembrandt, yes.
so that's:
Mr Burnley 2 points
Daphne 1 point
Martin 1 point
Ruth 1 point
and now we move on to round two...

Posted by: John Coombes at March 25, 2009 10:00 PM