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Purse notebook 5/12/17

Purse notebook May 12th, ’17

The Frick Collection

“Mistress and Maid”, Vermeer, ’67

Vermeer’s jello glow. Interior ice. Lines removed. Like a digital photo trick. A bizarrely momentary scene. 171 more words


Netherlands: Dutch Masters

AS THE efficient NS Dutch train system carries me effortlessly across the country, I look out to the distant horizon. The flat landscape makes the blue sky seem even higher, causing my thoughts to soar, while the many waterways reflect and soften the light. 2,758 more words


Art and Science

Art and Science[1]

In 2001, a group of scholars packed into an auditorium at New York University to hear English artist David Hockney present his theory that since the Renaissance, many painters have used optics in their work. 857 more words

Art And Science

Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window

There are 33 bobby pins
placed strategically in my hair.
You cannot see, but,
my toe, the right one, is planted firmly,
but not too firm as to show my effort, 95 more words


A couple of days in The Hague

Bored by travelling? As if! I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in The Hague last week. Although for many, the Dutch city may conjure up images of international criminal courts and embassies, for me it was the art that lured me there. 1,421 more words


The Emotional Turn

By Gary Schwartz, Art Historian

First published on The Schwartzlist on 18 April 2017.

That strong emotions have irresistible power over us is undeniable. What can be denied, or ignored, is the all-pervasive influence of even low-grade emotion on society and its members. 1,946 more words


#HumpDay! This is the MIDDLE of the WEEK! YaHoo! Another day to make #ART!

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman

PLEIN AIR ART CLASS: Summer Opportunities – Plein Air and Printmaking! 534 more words