Love children especially, for they too are sinless like angels; they live to soften and purify and, our hearts as it were, to guide us. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck (c. 1603-1662) created the moving portrait above during what is often considered by art historians the Golden Age of Dutch Art; among his […]
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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 […]
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 […]
PLEASE click on the works of art to ENLARGE them. WHAT IF THE 2016 ELECTION CENTERED ON ART THE ISSUES: ABSTRACTION __________ VS. REALISM __________ OR THE BEAUTIFUL _________ VS. THE UGLY __________ HOW ABOUT MONET FOR PRESIDENT? __________ WITH RUNNING MATE MARY CASSATT? __________ FREE ACCESS TO EVERY MUSEUM __________ […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF THOUGHT VERMEER & THE WORLD OF SCIENCE A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek __ The models of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) still remain a mystery despite […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. DREAMING OF VERMEER A VIRTUAL GUIDE I’m beginning a series of classes on Vermeer, so I thought it would be fun to organize a virtual guide to all 35 of his paintings in art museums throughout the world. Actually, our […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. VERMEER & CEZANNE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE ART OF MINDFULNESS SPACES OF MEDITATION Some 34 paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) remain, mostly female portraits in extraordinary rooms, quiet enclaves, nurturing and deepening our spirits. You might not be able to envision the […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. DECIPHERING VERMEER: HIS ELUSIVE WOMEN, PART II TOMORROW THE WAITING IS ALMOST OVER The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. DECIPHERING VERMEER: HIS ELUSIVE WOMEN, PART I MONDAY AT THE ART MUSEUM Imagine a woman with the mystery of a Da Vinci and the grace of a Botticelli? Or the flirtatiousness of a Fragonard as well as the charm? Could you be dreaming of a […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge and enhance it. AN INVITATION IN ART: MEETING VERMEER’S WOMEN COMING MONDAY The above image is used solely for educational purposes. Discover the beauty of Vermeer in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!