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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

La star di Vermeer

Teoricamente non c’è bisogno di presentazioni. Con un po’ di ritardo, la “Fanciulla con turbante” di Vermeer –  oggi nota come la “Ragazza con l’orecchino di perla” 355 more words


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

Pinhole Package from Poland.


A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a beautiful handmade Vermeer wooden Pinhole camera, which, are handmade in Poland by Czarek Bartczak .I ordered one the moment I saw it. 284 more words

Black And White