…so nice they should name it twice.
So it has been over a month since we were pottering around a chilly Amsterdam and I haven’t had a proper chance to reflect. 332 more words
The Allegory of Painting is truly one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. Beautiful not only in the charming scene it depicts (the endearing relationship between a young woman and her portraitist), but also in the message that it hides within the details of the scene. 566 more words
This post is not about Domenico Modugno’s 1958 hit song or the Azzurri, the Italian national team. It is about the long and fascinating history of blue pigment. 1,107 more words
This is a really wonderful PBS film, with voice over by Meryl Streep. If you have Small Treasures tours upcoming, there’s a segment that beautifully discusses the highlights of Girl with a Red Hat. 38 more words
The Gemäldegalerie, the painting branch of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, (which is a handful to pronounce), is the perfect size, pleasantly attended, and provides one of the most thorough presentations of late medieval-renaissance-baroque painting from northern AND southern Europe that exists anywhere. 406 more words