We Love Vermeer

Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum February 10 – June 4, 2023, The Rijksmuseum has promised the largest Johannes Vermeer exhibition, entitled Vermeer. The magnitude of this exhibition is envisioned in the research projects leading up to the February 2023 opening.  In the weeks ahead, ChasingART will travel virtually to The Rijksmuseum to find the stories behinds the paintings.Continue reading “We Love Vermeer”

Johannes Vermeer: The Secrets of the Milkmaid

Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum February 10 – June 4, 2023, The Rijksmuseum has promised the largest Johannes Vermeer exhibition, entitled Vermeer. The magnitude of this exhibition is envisioned in the research projects leading up to the February 2023 opening.  In the weeks ahead, ChasingART will travel virtually to The Rijksmuseum to find the stories behinds the paintings.Continue reading “Johannes Vermeer: The Secrets of the Milkmaid”

Johannes Vermeer: Secrets Behind the Painting, “Woman Reading a Letter”

Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum February 10 – June 4, 2023, The Rijksmuseum has promised the largest Johannes Vermeer exhibition, entitled Vermeer. The magnitude of this exhibition is envisioned in the research projects leading up to the February 2023 opening.  In the weeks ahead, ChasingART will travel virtually to The Rijksmuseum to find the stories behindsContinue reading “Johannes Vermeer: Secrets Behind the Painting, “Woman Reading a Letter””

Emily Mary Osborn – Nameless and Friendless

“The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.” Proverbs 10:15 Emily Mary Osborn added this Biblical quote to her famous painting, “Nameless and Friendless.”  The painting demands an immediate emotional response, even without knowing the back history. A young woman artist, clothed in black mourning, stands quietly,Continue reading “Emily Mary Osborn – Nameless and Friendless”

Why Can’t I Touch Art?

I have a confession.  It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched.  I touched a work of art.  I cannot use the excuse of youth, because my mother, Frances, was very specific about art gallery etiquette.  I was to stand a few feet away from the work of art with myContinue reading “Why Can’t I Touch Art?”

#FridayPainting: Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) “Queen Eleanor of France”

Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) was celebrated for his traditional techniques of Early Netherlandish painting which was influenced by more contemporary Renaissance painting styles. He was a leading painter active in Antwerp. Very little is known about his personal life other than he was married twice, and had two children by his first marriage –Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Joos van Cleve (1485 -1541) “Queen Eleanor of France””