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#31 Girl with A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

When I told my other book loving friends that I was reading “Girl With A Pearl Earring” for the first time I received a lot of gaping mouths and wide eyes. 287 more words

Girl Interrupted at Her Music, by Vermeer

The girl at her music sits in another sort of light, the fitful, overcast light of lie, by which we see ourselves and others only imperfectly, and seldom.

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Repost-From Vanity Fair: 'Reverse-Engineering A Genius (Has A Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)

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Just as optics revolutionized the sciences and the boundaries of human knowledge, from Galileo to Newton and onwards, Tim Jenison wonders if optics may have revolutionized the arts as well. 184 more words

Public Debate

Dutch Realist Research Point

The Dutch Realist school of Painting  (1600-1700)

With the development of Protestantism, particularly in Northern Europe, the audience for art had changed.  Whereas it had been largely commissioned work by the churches or very rich patrons, there was a new type of patron on the market.  624 more words


18 and Pregnant

The girl featured in the video has had a night of fun but now she must pay the price. She had a one night stand after a fun night at a club but snuck out the next morning and didn’t get his last name. 107 more words

18 And Pregnant

Portrait of the Artist's Daughter

Australian photographer Bill Gekas has been getting a lot of attention recently. His work has been featured everywhere from Buzzfeed to The Magazine Antiques, 300 more words

Art History