With the upcoming IDFA documentary festival being held here in Amsterdam the next weeks, I thought to share a little something on a film screened at a former edition of the event. No stills about manmade treasures this time but just the beauty of nature captured on your screen.
Around this time of the year there’s some astonishing sky scenery to be seen in the Netherlands, with beautiful variations of color in the sky, even in the city of Amsterdam. When I bike on my way home at the end of the afternoon, when the sun starts to set, the atmosphere can be fantastic. The other day it reminded me of the Hollands Licht documentary, that explores the myth of the Dutch Light, a phenomenon famous because of the 17th century paintings in which it is endlessly captured. Contains some interesting speakers too including art historians, physicists and one of my favorite artists; James Turrell. A must-see for all the light and painting enthusiasts out there!