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Natural Abstraction

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In the 1600’s Gerard De Lairesse wrote of the power of paint to awaken a psychological experience through an expressive painterly gesture. He considered our fascination not with realism but, with the ability... READ MORE

Water and Ice

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There were a few especially cold winters in the 16th and 17th century. Some of the evidence comes from paintings. In 1565 Pieter Bruegel painted hungry hunters returning to their frozen village. Ponds... READ MORE