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Maerten van Heemskerck: Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World (1535); click for detail.
From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an important factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading
Illustration from Albertus Seba’s Thesaurus, Vol. 2 (1735); the full title of the work is in Latin and Dutch: Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio – Naaukeurige beschryving van het schatryke kabinet der voornaamste seldzaamheden der natuur [Accurate Description of … Continue reading
Originally believed to be a contemporaneous portrait of Edward VI of England (1537-53), this painting was revealed to be a fake when X-rays showed the image of an anonymous Dutch girl hiding behind the boy king. Her clothing suggests … Continue reading
Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde: View of the Golden Bend in the Herengracht (1671-72)
Alex Mawimbi (formerly Ato Malinda): Looking at Art; Looking at Africa; Looking at Art (2009); “for the length of one hour, the performer crawls from one lying position on mangled concrete, to a standing position at a pile of soil. … Continue reading