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Another side of Perronneau: Mme Supiot and her doctors

Just when you think you have understood an artist, something comes along that reminds you how impossible that task is 250 years later. Readers of this blog will be aware of my interest in Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (c.1716–1783), of the research you can find in the… 2,604 more words

Art History

Onward To the Palace of Wisdom- Love, Pt. 3

Someday after we have mastered the winds, the waves, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for a second time in the history of the world, humans will have discovered fire.” 483 more words

National Coffee Day

I went to the Coffee Club and heard very good discourse… ~Samuel Pepys, diary, 1660 January 17th

A fig for partridges and quails,
ye dainties I know nothing of ye; 510 more words

Autumn

Coffee time

It’s official  – this has been the darkest May on record. The least sun for this much May ever recorded.To think I was reading the weather news to escape the Election news…..A little more coffee seems in order. 72 more words

Vincent Van Gogh

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We would like to skip the intermediate stages. 163 more words

Transformation

"How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!... He who has not felt the difficulties of his art... "

“How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!… He who has not felt the difficulties of his art does nothing that counts.”

— Jean Siméon Chardin, French, painter

Painter