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Vermeer and Allegory Through the Ages

What is the easiest way to tie together a 3rd century BC Greek historian, a 16th century Italian iconographer, a 17th century Dutch revolt, a 19th century Austrian count, and a 20th century German dictator? 13 more words

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Joost Barbiers and Land Art Delft

A logical combination!

Honestly… i must say that i had not heard from both, but because we were traveling a few weeks ago Wageningen  ( Hotel de Wereld) and visited the local museum HET DEPOT, in which sculptures related to the human body are exhibited, we came across Joost Barbiers’s his work. 320 more words

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Fondling a breast like it is 1656

The Procuress, 1656, Oil on canvas 56″x51″ by Jan Vermeer.

This is one of my favorite of Vermeer’s works. Many people will pass by this painting seeing it as a nicely done quaint old master painting. 137 more words


Den Haag

Spent a Sunday afternoon learning how windmills work, enjoying a pannekoek (or 2) for lunch then an art appreciation session at Mauritshuis followed by a wander through a rainy Den Haag.


Book Reviews: Part Five

Our Souls at Night: A novel by Kent Haruf
Edition: Hardcover Price: $13.63 108 used & new from $5.22

Until the homestretch, August 21, 2015… 960 more words

Project 2: Structural analysis (2)

…continued from Structural Analysis (1).

Gainsborough’s portraits of society ladies often show them in the guise of mythological characters. Photographic family portraits from Victorian times to the high streets of today usually have the father as protector, the pater familias, and the mother as his support and the nurturer: 2,573 more words

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9 People Who Became Famous After Death

In the world we live in, some people become famous when children, others when they reach adulthood and there are even some who crack the fame bubble in their latter years; however, there is also a pretty hefty list of people who for one reason or another achieved fame posthumously. 2,041 more words