Feb 182015

Title: Drawing of the day, KlukKluk | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day Various


Klukkluk (Dutch name Herbert Joeles) Chief of all Dutch Indians

Klukkluk is de naam van één van de hoofdpersonen uit de Nederlandse televisieserie Pipo de clown (1958-1980). Hij werd gespeeld door de acteur Herbert Joeks, die mede door deze rol nationale bekendheid verwierf.

Klukkluk is een indiaan. Hij is tevens de beste vriend van de clown Pipo, en heeft een pijl-schiet-act in Pipo’s voorstelling. Zijn schietkunst is echter niet bijster overtuigend. Bij ieder schot bezigt Klukkluk dan ook de uitdrukking ‘Floepens, mis!’ Door Pipo wordt hij Klukkluk de misschiet-indiaan genoemd.

Klukkluk spreekt een gebroken Nederlands, zoals dat in de jaren ’60 van de 20e eeuw wel vaker aan indianen werd toegedicht. Een voorbeeld: hij zegt mij zijn zeer van de bange als hij bedoelt ‘ik ben heel bang’. Zijn uitdrukking dat zijn van de gekke werd echter in een enigszins afgezwakte vorm als ‘dat is toch van de gekke’ algemeen geaccepteerd Nederlands.

Klukkluk kwam niet voor in de film Pipo en de P-P-Parelridder uit 2003. Volgens sommigen was de reden dat het cliché van een domme en onhandige indiaan als te politiek incorrect werd beschouwd. Volgens de regisseur Martin Lagestee zelf echter was omdat Klukkluk een ‘satellietfiguur’ is, en het een kans biedt om de film in een vervolg verder uit te bouwen


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Feb 172015

Title: Drawing of the day, Abul-Abas | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day

Abul-Abbas (also Abul Abaz or Abulabaz) was an Asian elephant given to Carolingian emperor Charlemagne by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. The elephant’s name and events from his life are recorded in the Carolingian Annales regni Francorum,[1][2][a] and he is mentioned in Einhard‘s Vita Karoli Magni.[3][b] However, no references to the gift or to interactions with Charlemagne have been found in Abbasid records, possibly because Rashid regarded him as a minor ruler

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Feb 162015

Title: Drawing of the day, Charles Martel | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day

Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741; German: Karl Martell) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, asDuke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death.

The illegitimate son of the Frankish statesman Pepin of Herstal and a noblewoman named Alpaida, Martel successfully asserted his claims to power as successor to his father as the power behind the throne in Frankish politics. Continuing and building on his father’s work, he restored centralized government in Francia and began the series of military campaigns that re-established the Franks as the undisputed masters of all Gaul. In foreign wars, Martel subjugatedBavaria, Alemannia, and Frisia, vanquished the pagan Saxons, and halted the Islamic advance into Western Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732.[7][8]

Martel is considered to be the founding figure of the European Middle Ages. Skilled as an administrator and warrior, he is often credited with a seminal role in the development of feudalism and knighthood. Martel was a great patron of Saint Boniface and made the first attempt at reconciliation between the Papacy and the Franks. The Pope wished him to become the defender of the Holy See and offered him the Roman consulship. Martel refused the offer.[9][10]

Although Martel never assumed the title of king, he divided Francia, like a king, between his sons Carloman and Pepin. The latter became the first of the Carolingians, the family of Charles Martel, to become king. Martel’s grandson,Charlemagne, extended the Frankish realms to include much of the West, and became the first Emperor since the fall of Rome. Therefore, on the basis of his achievements, Martel is seen as laying the groundwork for the Carolingian Empire.[11] In summing up the man, Gibbon wrote that Martel was “the hero of the age,” whereas Guerard describes him as being the “champion of the Cross against the Crescent

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Feb 112015

Title: Attila the Hun | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day


Attila –453), frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. Attila was a leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine Riverand from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea.
During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. His unsuccessful campaign in Persiawas followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West.[1] He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orléans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.
Subsequently he invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans but died in 453.
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Feb 092015

Title: Oscar Wilde | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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Feb 082015

Title: Augustus | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: CHECK Drawing of the day

Augustus (Latin: Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus;[note 1][note 2] 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.[note 3]
He was born Gaius Octavius into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian Octavii family. Following theassassination of his maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, Caesar’s will named Octavius as his adopted son and heir. Together with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate to defeat the assassins of Caesar. Following their victory at Philippi, the Triumvirate divided the Roman Republic among themselves and ruled asmilitary dictators.[note 4] The Triumvirate was eventually torn apart under the competing ambitions of its members: Lepidus was driven into exile and stripped of his position, and Antony committed suicide following his defeat at theBattle of Actium by Augustus in 31 BC.

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