The Boiling Rock

The Boiling Rock was inspired by the prison island of Alcatraz (see Art Book p. 157).

But what I find really cool is that there’s a real place in the Philippines, the Taal Volcano, which is a boiling lake in a caldera in a lake with an island inside it. Pretty cool flaming, isn’t it :D

Image source: One, two, three

If you want to know more about that volcano go watch BBC’s Wonder of Life. I really enjoyed that series.


Yes, he had a name with quite some weight. He was a grandson of the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Although Sigmund Freud undeniably deserves a lot of praise for what he achieved, it is Lucian taking control of my brain. 

This is the first footage ever made of the working Lucian Freud, and it would be the very last day he ever painted. Only a few days later, on the 20th of July 2011, he died. Enjoy these unique shots made by his trusted assistant David Dawson who worked with Lucian Freud for 25 years. it is only an excerpt of the wonderful BBC documentary ‘Lucian Freud - Painted Life’. Very inspiring!

Unfortunately I won’t come closer to owning a Freud than this book