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The Prince Who Kept Mum - Delving into Delft

Willem de Zwijger, (William the Silent) was the founding father of the Dutch monarchy. Zwijgen is a verb that can’t be translated directly into an English verb. 399 more words

Rijksmuseum - your own private collection!

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has added a great feature to its website in the form of Rijksstudios: this is mine so far –  https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstudio/160668–chris-terrell/verzamelingen

You can save details as well as entire images of works from their collection and download good quality images, order reproductions and other good features that enhance access to a superb collection of great art.   58 more words

Luminosity in Painting

Vermeer was a master in achieving luminosity in his paintings, and is an artist I have admired since I have been painting though my undergrad and into the present. 268 more words


Book Review: The Music Lesson

Well.  First of all, I picked up this book, not knowing anything about it, solely based on the title, The Music Lesson.  It became clear immediately that this book isn’t actually about music lessons of any kind.   491 more words

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The Girl with a Pearl Earring
– Johannes Vermeer
Completed around 1665
Oil on canvas
Baroque style
Displayed in the Mauritshuis gallery in Den Haag since 1902


Pearls of VerMeer

Last night, tired of my headache, I focused with Vermeer via a beautiful documentary.  Soft, light music infused my living room with the very lightness expressed in the painter’s works.   865 more words

Disassociative Identity Disorder

tim's vermeer

Fascinating. We kept telling people all week how good this was.