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Gerard ter Borch

Arts Everyday Living: Art of the Dutch Golden Age–Concert at Home

  After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley, Music at Night Dutch Golden Age artist Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) is remembered for his genre scenes of everyday life.  Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a leading novelist and thinker of the first half of the twentieth century, writing several books including […]

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Rembrandt, Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph, 1656, oil on canvas, Museumlandschaft, Hessen Kassel, Kassel Hesse, Germany

Arts Everyday Living: Rembrandt & the Bible—A Moment of Blessing

REMBRANDT & THE BIBLE A MOMENT OF BLESSING Rembrandt seems to have turned increasingly inward as he approached middle age, focusing on subjects more of his own choosing.  Yet portraiture remained a constant in his career, particularly the patriarchs and saints of the Bible….. Excerpt from Rembrandt: Fast Facts in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively   The […]

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Rembrandt, Self Portrait, c. 1658, oil on canvas, Frick Collection, New York

Arts Everyday Living: Hitler’s Personal Gallery—Searching for Rembrandt, Part II

  HITLER’S PERSONAL GALLERY SEARCHING FOR REMBRANDT’S SELF PORTRAIT, PART II Here’s the continuation of Wednesday’s blog, beginning with Self Portrait at a Window of 1648, now in the Art Institute of Chicago, created after an inexplicable 8 year gap in the artist’s series.  Rembrandt emerges again, transformed into a different man,  Pride has been replaced by humbleness, […]

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