Butterflies have always been a source of creativity for artists through the centuries, whether Japanese master Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943), who adapted Western styles in his art or Dutch Golden Age painter Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707) who specialized in still lifes.
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ART EXPANDS OUR WORLD AND LIBERATES OUR SOUL! German artist Marrel Jacob (1613/1614-1681) was renowned for his still life paintings; he worked in both his native country as well as Utretcht, Netherlands during the Dutch Golden Age.
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck (c. 1603-1662) was a 17th century artist of the Dutch Golden Age, famed for its portrait tradition represented by Rembrandt and Frans Hals, among others.
Dutch Golden Age artist Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684), like his contemporary Johannes Vermeer, often depicted domestic scenes, set in the light-filled and detailed rooms of ordinary households.
Dahlias in a Delft Vase by one of art history’s great artists Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is a work of floral perfection, enhanced by a vase from Vermeer’s native city of Delft.
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 […]
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 […]