Dutch Light: the myth, the art of painting & the reality (film)
Published in Video BZAV0117 DVD in 2004
P-R. de Kroon and M. de Kroon, with G. P. Können among others collaborating
There is an ancient myth that the light in Holland is different from anywhere else. It's the legendary light we see in old Dutch paintings. The reality of this elusive effect is discussed by several people. My explanation is that the light is just a contrast effect, cause by the flat and featureless Dutch landscape which attracts the eyes to the near-horizon sky, where remote cumulus clouds can a spectacular sight. (versions in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish) NB: This documentary won in 2003 a ‘Gouden Kalf' award