“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”*…
In an a spirit very like that of last week’s featured artist (figures from classic art “spliced” into the real world), Julien de Casabianca, a Corsican artist and film-maker, created Outings to set museum pieces free– to move art from gallery walls to the street.
Take it to the streets at Outings.
* Pablo Picasso
As we get up against the wall, we might spare a thought for Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer; he died on this date in 1675. A moderately successful Dutch provincial genre painter in his lifetime, Vermeer created relatively few paintings (34 are confidently attributed to him), mostly domestic interior scenes; his modest celebrity gave way to obscurity after his death. But he was “rediscovered” in the mid-19th century, and is now considered one of the masters of the Dutch Golden Age.