Art and history

Gallery

This gallery contains dozens of artworks that make a link to history. Here, among others, you will find much dolmen art. Interested? contact us. Mail or call: info@dolm.nl, (0031) 06-24987624. Would you rather order a print directly? Then look in the Dolm Shop (RedBubble) .

Ink drawings

Small but beautiful. Do you like ink drawings? Then take a look at the overviews of Inktober 2020 and Inktober 2021 elsewhere on this site. Below you can see a small selection.

Castlerigg

This is not the largest, but certainly one of the most beautifully situated stone circles in the United Kingdom. The scenery at Castlerigg in the Lake District is spectacular. In this painting, the mountains lie faintly in the distance in a threatening dark color.

Steencirkel bij Castlerigg
Stone circle at Castlerigg. Acrylic paint with posca markers on canvas, 30 x 70 cm. € 545,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)

Gallery: Dutch Dolmen D06 Tynaarlo

Dutch dolmen D06 in Tynaarlo has unlike other dolmens a robust compact shape and reddish pink granite tones. That makes it very interesting for artistic experiments. On canvas, on paper and on the computer. You can find the results in the blog on dolmen art and at the Dolm Shop (RedBubble).

hunbedkunst: Tynaarlo 02
Tynaarlo 02; Red on green. Acrylic paint with posca markers on canvas, 30 x 40 cm. € 436,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Galerie Hunebedkunst. Tynaarlo 05. Aquarel.
Tynaarlo 05; Purple red against green. Watercolor and Posca Marker on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Tynaarlo 9; een eerbetoon aan Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Tynaarlo 08; a tribute to Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Watercolor and Posca Marker on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)

Gallery: Dark Dolmens

Normally I work from light to dark. That is, on white paper. This series is painted with acrylic paint on black canvas paper measuring 30.5 x 40.6 centimeters. So from dark to light. The lines come from posca markers. The hunebeds shown are partly based on my imagination. You can also see truely existing dolmens.

Duister hunebed 04: Paars met gele achtergrond
Dark Dolmen no.4; Purple dolmen with yellow background. Acrylic paint with posca markers on black canvas paper, 30.5 x 40.6 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Hunebed Dellbrück
Dark Dolmen no.3; Dellbrücker Chamber. Acrylic paint on black canvas paper, 30.5 x 40.6 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Dark dolmen no. 2, Hunebed Proleek (Proleek dolmen)
Dark Dolmen no.2; proleek. Acrylic paint on black canvas paper, 30.5 x 40.6 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)

Gallery: Colorful Dolmens

An explosion of color drowns the gray of countless dolmens to give these Neolithic monuments even more character. Watercolor and Posca marker on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm.

Colorful dolmen 05 artwork
colorful dolmen 05; Turquoise, blue, brown and black. Watercolor and Posca Marker on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Hunebed D12 Eext Es, Aquarel en Posca marker op papier
Colorful Dolmen 03; Dutch Dolmen D12 Eext Es. Watercolor and Posca Marker on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)
Kunstwerk Haroldstown dolmen / hunebed
Colorful Dolmen no. 01; Haroldstown. Watercolor and fineliner on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm. € 327,– (incl. VAT, excl. frame and shipping)

Dutch Dolmen D51 Noord-Sleen

Dolmen D51 is badly damaged. Many large stones are missing, presumably used for the construction of another structure. Dolmen D50, which is just a little further away, is larger, more complete and more impressive. Why then do I make a large watercolor of D51? Perhaps because of that very small stone on top of the front capstone. Very cool it is contributing to this millennia-old monument.

Hunebed D51 Noord-Sleen (Aquarelverf en fineliner)
D51 Noord-Sleen, Aquarelverf en fineliner, circa A3-formaat,
€ 327,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)

Gallery: Bryn Cader Faner

This remarkable monument is located in the northern part of Wales. Grave robbers caused the hole in the middle. Military exercises are the cause of further damage. Despite this, 18 of the 30 stones are still standing proudly after more than four millennia.

Bryn Cader Faner (Aquarel en fineliner)
Bryn Cader Faner, watercolor and fineliner, A4 size, (sold)
Bryn Cader Faner, Posca markers on wallpaper
Bryn Cader Faner. Posca markers op behang, 40 x 18 cm,
€ 218,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)
Bryn Cader Faner, aquarel en fineliner
Bryn Cader Faner, Aquarelverf en fineliner, A4-formaat,
€ 218,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)

The owl sat on the dolmen

The dolmen in question is Dutch dolmen D43 Schimmeres. The owl is sitting comfortably in the very last evening light. I will have a maximum of 25 numbered copies made of this print. It measures 40 x 50 centimeters and is printed on aluminum. And of course I sign every copy. The price is € 175,–. Reservations or orders can only be made by e-mail: info@dolm.nl.

El Dolmen de Tella

This dolmen is located in a mountainous area in the north of Spain, not far from the border with France. It is a wonderful destination for a brisk walk and for those who love panoramic views.

El Dolmen de Tella
El Dolmen de Tella, aquarelverf, oliekrijt en fineliner, A4-formaat,
€ 218,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)

The Devil’s Den

This Neolithic structure is often referred to in books as a dolmen, but in fact it is an ancient entrance to a long grave. You'll find it in Wiltshire, England.

Devil's Den
The Devil’s Den, aquarelverf, oliekrijt en fineliner, A4-formaat,
€ 218,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)

The Hell Stone

This long barrow is located not far from the coast in Dorset, England, near the spectacular Chesil Beach pebbled bank. In this region you will find ten such Neolithic monuments. From here you can see the most beautiful view.

Hell Stone Dolmen
Hell Stone Dolmen, aquarelverf en fineliner,
A4-formaat,
€ 218,– (incl. BTW, excl. lijst en verzending)

Gallery: Havelte

Few dolmens are located as beautiful as the two of Havelte; D53 Havelte-W and D54 Havelte-O. At the foot of Havelte Mountain, between the heathland, with a few burial mounds as icing on the cream a little further on. I made the colorful drawings below on A4 and A3 size paper with watercolor paint and fineliner.

Three Dutch dolmens in color

The drawings below I started with the color. After I had applied the watercolor paint on heavy paper, I drew a dolmen on it with a fineliner. These are successively Dutch dolmens D53 Havelte-W, D51 Noord-Sleen and D40 Emmerveld.

Three dolmens in purple

Experimenting with paint and new materials is fun and educational. For example, I made the paintings below with the idea of applying new purple and blue paint markers on top of acrylic paint. The result surprised me because of the tension between lines and surfaces in an otherwise very coherent color field.

Arthur’s Table in Wales

It's not a big dolmen, but it does look very nice. When you see it standing like this in the woods, you do think that the knights of the round table will be there at any moment. Few Neolithic monuments capture the imagination as much as Arthur's Table in Carmarthenshire. That's why this dolmen is featured no less than six times in this gallery

The titels of the artworks are:

  1. The ever lasting song
  2. Fox
  3. Is he dead?
  4. Long Lives the King?
  5. Secret Message
  6. Witches in the dark

Gallery: The United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, besides Arthur's Table, there are many more spectacular monuments from the Stone Age. Think, for example, of Stonehenge and Avebury in EnglandOr of The Orkney Islands in Scotland.

Venus Gallery

Venus statuettes, primeval mothers or goddesses? What exactly these little mysterious women figures represent no one knows any more. That is precisely why they continue to fascinate. I studied one up close in Paris and one in Amsterdam. After that, I've made six drawings.

Gustave Klimt interpretations

For several months, I have been fiddling with the artistic legacy of the Viennese symbolist. The resulting works make a connection between fin-de-siècle and Stone Age mysticism. Le dolmen de Coste-Rouge and the Lespugue Venus figure. In this way, the by Gustave Klimt inspired artworks are a bit contemporary and a bit prehistoric. 40 x 50 Centimetres, acrylic paint and wallpaper on firm acrylic paper.

Neolithic Glamour

By chance I get my hands on two fashion magazines. I can't resist and grab the scissors. What happens when I place the ladies at a stone age monument? Mixed techniques at 50 x 70 centimetres.