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Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer of Still-Lifes–Sea Shells, Peaches with Butterfly & Asparagus

          Dutch Golden Age artist Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707), like his countryman icon Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), was forgotten by posterity until centuries later. While Vermeer is famed primarily for his remarkable interiors, Coorte specialized in magical still lifes of a variety of objects, from delicate shells to succulent peaches combined […]

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Arts Everyday Living: A Child of the Dutch Golden Age—Angel in a Blue Dress

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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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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