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Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window

At least 15 of the 34 paintings attributed to Vermeer feature a window on the left.

In ‘Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window’, the open window suggests that the woman wants to extend her domestic sphere. 79 more words

Still worthy of art

While super skinny may be the name of the catwalk game, we must remember that standards of beauty are as varied as a piece of string is long – or in other words, pretty meaningless. 250 more words



From the book Creators: From Chaucer and Dürer to Picasso and Disney, Paul Johnson on the shitty, unfair and callously underappreciated lives of the world’s most undeniably creative people, who bring pleasure, beauty and inspiration to thousands or millions of people… plus Henrik Ibsen’s splendid but bonkers riposte. 400 more words


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Classicism vs Naturalism: French and Dutch art in the 17th century

As a special treat, I turn my blog over to Annie Whitehead, indieBRAG honouree and author of Alvar the Kingmaker and To Be A Queen… 2,100 more words

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Week 12, Pinhole Fun

Along with the panoramic pinhole from Week 11, I got a prototype 6×4.5 pinhole from Vermeer. One thing I love about both of these designs compared to my other Vermeer pinholes is the integral filter ring, which makes it easy to add ND filters or color filters for b&w. 280 more words


Bill Gekas: fotografías basadas en obras de arte

Hemos visto en Cultura Inquieta el trabajo fotográfico-artístico de Bill Gekas y nos ha gustado! Este fotógrafo australiano combina sus dos pasiones, la fotografía y el arte… 36 more words