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13 hours ago
Who would you give your ear to?
In a rage of madness, Vincent van Gogh entirely cut off his ear, wrapped it in paper and offered it at the door of the brothel, to a cleaning lady. Her name was Gabrielle, nicknamed 'Rachel', then 19 years old thus legally not allowed to be a prostitute. She was physically scarred, disfigured and Vincent may have felt sorry for her, and decided to match his own physical suffering. (source: Bernadette Murphy: Van Goghs Ear, 2016, pages 220-221).
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"Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" by Vincent Van Gogh can be viewed in the The Courtauld Gallery, London, United Kingdom. ... See MoreSee Less
Romans, country men lend me your ear 😜
5 days ago
In the painting 'Allegory of Catholic Faith' by Johannes Vermeer in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. c. 1670- 1674 Oil on canvas, you can see another large painting-within-a-painting, a Crucifixion by Jacob Jordaens, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. A copy is mentioned in the inventory of movable goods in the Vermeer home. Vermeer chose to subdue the brilliant colours to a muted grey-brown in order to focus attention on Lady Faith.
This is an excerpt from the upcoming book on Vermeer by Kees Kaldenbach. ... See MoreSee Less
So much intrigue and mystery in Johannes’ work 😎 Beautiful!
Wermeer:le peintre de l'ombre et de la lumière parcimonieuse!