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1 day ago
"The Music Lesson" by Vermeer, part of the Royal Collection Trust and is usually on view at Buckingham Palace (England).
The scene is situated in a large room, apparently shown in perfect perspective. A room of this size did not exist in Vermeer’s home. The harpsichord has a Latin inscription: "Musica Laetitiae Comes Medicina Dolor[um]" - Music, Companion of Joy, Balm for Sorrow.
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The Wilderness in The Room.
Vermeer has painted the woman standing up at the harpsichord witch is unusual. The mirror above the instrument, reflecting the student, is a manner of giving extra movement in the painting. It also reflects a kind of shyness by the student towards the teacher. The latin inscription has a double meaning: first it invites Love , then after the pain of loosing the loved-one, the music gives comfort.
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In the Van Gogh 'Still Life with Absinthe', he is illustrating how it is meant to be consumed. It should be diluted with water like Anisette.
Van Gogh often met other Impressionists in cafes to talk about life and art. Absinthe was terrible for their health, poisonous after a while as it attacked brain tissue.
Visit this painting with me in the Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam.
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This painting was taken away, I am glad it is back now 🙂