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Trust In the Slow Work

I have a list somewhere of posts waiting to be written, but my list has been sorely neglected in recent times.

In part, this is due to the glorious fact that life is very full right now. 368 more words


Jean-Siméon Chardin
 The Cut Melon 
Private collection

18th Century

The Ray - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin


I’ve already talked about Chardin’s art and life but this still life is his most famous work. This oil on canvas, made in 1728, is entitled The Ray. 311 more words



“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire” 10 more words


L'essor des boissons exotiques au XVIIIe siècle

Raise your hand if you had a cup of coffee today. How about a cup of tea? Or does your taste run to something a little sweeter like a nice rich hot chocolate? 216 more words


Soap bubbles - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) changed the vision of painting in the 18th century. Far away from the Rococo and other grandiloquent styles, Chardin desired to depict daily life scenes and paint genre art. 312 more words


Viewpoint, the distance between us, exercise 5.2 (Photography 1, ID 513323)

I find the work of Laura Letinsky beautiful and fascinating. In my view she re-imagines 17th – 19th century still-life paintings but with a 21st century narrative. 940 more words