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Titian’s gift

  Titian, Portrait of a Man (1510) National Gallery, London Every once in a while someone paints a masterpiece which is so important that it disrupts the art of the future. Paintings of the Renaissance are obviously great examples…
Elias vd Broek
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Hidden delights: small animals in 17th C Dutch paintings

Elias van den broek, detail of Still Life with Roses (1670 - 1708) Rijksmuseum (click to zoom right in on the museum's website)   The 17th century saw a keen interest in science and naturalism and empirical research of the natural…
Nicolaes Gillis
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Bread on the 17th century table

I love going back to my books on 17th C paintings time and time again: just looking at pictures provides such inspiration. I have a few books on paintings of food: while they show beautiful paintings they also provide great insight into the…