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“Remembrance and reflection how allied!”*…

 

Via @christhebarker, an update of an iconic photo collage…  what a year. (Larger here)

* Alexander Pope, Essay on Man and Other Poems

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As we count the days, we might send thoughtful birthday greetings to Naguib Mahfouz; he was born on this date in 1911.  A prolific writer– he published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career– he was one of the first writers in Arabic to explore Existentialist themes (e.g., the Cairo Trilogy, Adrift on the Nile).  He was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Written by LW

December 11, 2016 at 1:01 am

“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

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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.

See Girl With A Pearl Earring, The Milkmaid, The Lacemaker, and his other paintings here. (And see The Milkmaid in the Gluten-Free Museum here :)

Detail of the painting The Procuress (c. 1656), considered to be a self portrait by Vermeer

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Written by LW

December 15, 2015 at 1:01 am

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