My UvA-colleague Janneke Staaks, Information Specialist Psychology, Pedagogy and Anthropology, has given a new look and title to her blog: FMG Library has now become Janneke zoekt (update your bookmark!). The post inaugurating the new blog carries the evocative title (albeit in Dutch) “My blog is dead, long live my blog”.
For once I will thoroughly rely on Wikipedia, according to which the slightly different :-), well-known version of Janneke’s title (Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!) was first used in 1422, when king Charles VII accessed the French throne after the death of his father Charles VI.
The historical context gives me the opportunity, as an art history freak, to celebrate Janneke’s new blog, and her occasional interest in historical costumes, by acccompanying the present post with the portrait Jean Fouquet made of King Charles VII in his gorgeous attire.
Foto, and Fouquet’s portrait, belong to the collections of the Musée du Louvre.