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Jan Vermeer’s 1670 Masterpiece Is Just Right For Valentine’s Day
The Aged P.com ^ | 14/02/12 | The Aged P

Posted on 02/14/2012 8:19:20 AM PST by sussex

The Dutch artist Jan Vermeer painted “The Love Letter” around 1670 but the mood is timeless and so appropriate for Valentine’s Day….capturing that glorious moment of surrender to the magic of loving and being loved….

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: art; letter; love; vermeer

1 posted on 02/14/2012 8:19:26 AM PST by sussex
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To: sussex

We’ll be seeing his Girl with a Pearl Earring this summer in the Hague.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 8:24:50 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: sussex
Here's the referenced painting:

That saves everyone a trip to your blog and denies you your ill-gotten blog hits.

3 posted on 02/14/2012 8:34:38 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: sussex

I hate Valentine’s day!


4 posted on 02/14/2012 8:35:32 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: All

Very romantic.

5 posted on 02/14/2012 8:39:23 AM PST by Liz
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To: humblegunner

sorry, but the lute player looks like a real toad.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: All
The Stolen Kiss Tapestry


7 posted on 02/14/2012 8:52:06 AM PST by Liz
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To: beebuster2000

Toads need love...


9 posted on 02/14/2012 8:52:11 AM PST by null and void (Day 1120 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: beebuster2000

She looks like my beloved wife, you west coast shirt lifter. I guess your boyfriend looks more feminine, but I love her.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 8:53:22 AM PST by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: sussex; humblegunner

Out of gratitude for your efforts, I’m going to hit your blog five times every time I see hg pirate it.

Enjoy.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 9:15:31 AM PST by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: beebuster2000
sorry, but the lute player looks like a real toad.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 9:29:05 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: sussex
I like Vermeer well enough, but I'm more of a PRB guy...especially on Valentine's Day.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 9:34:19 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: beebuster2000

***sorry, but the lute player looks like a real toad.***

A modern hair style and dress, a little paint and powder, different pose and she might be a real doll!


14 posted on 02/14/2012 9:41:41 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: ExGeeEye
I’m going to hit your blog five times


15 posted on 02/14/2012 9:58:28 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Joe 6-pack

AH, The Pre-Raphaelites. Some fifteen years ago my wife and I went to an exhibit at The National Gallery in DC. Breath-taking. This appears to be a work by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


16 posted on 02/14/2012 10:07:55 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
Actually it's Love Among The Ruins by Edward Burnes-Jones :-)
17 posted on 02/14/2012 10:16:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Zippo44

shirt lifter ?

that made me laugh although i have no idea what it is.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 10:25:37 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Joe 6-pack

Right you are. He and Rossetti seem similar at times. My personal favorite among the PRBs in Sir Fredrick Leighton. As a memento of the exhibit my wife and I saw I have a print have his “Flaming June’’ on my living-room wall.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 10:35:29 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Right you are. He and Rossetti seem similar at times. My personal favorite among the PRBs is Sir Fredrick Leighton. As a memento of the exhibit my wife and I saw I have a print have his “Flaming June’’ on my living-room wall.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 10:35:58 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You certainly are. :-*


21 posted on 02/14/2012 11:32:03 AM PST by floralamiss
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To: humblegunner

“Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, strummin’ on the old banjo.”


22 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:57 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Perdogg; martin_fierro

Thanks sussex. I didn't have the guts to post "Two Men Fighting Over a Woman".
Franz von Stuck

23 posted on 02/14/2012 8:33:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: ValerieTexas

An old favorite.
John William Waterhouse: My Sweet Rose (a.k.a 'The Soul of a Rose') - 1908

24 posted on 02/14/2012 8:35:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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amusing:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zY5jXjY3R14/SxsVS20hh8I/AAAAAAAABxA/MdreVLGEKeo/s400/tumblr_ku2nywFtci1qz9qooo1_1280.jpg


25 posted on 02/14/2012 8:36:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: sussex; humblegunner; Slings and Arrows; Republicanprofessor; SunkenCiv; Liz; ExGeeEye
Sorry all, but this exhibit at the Museum of Bad Art is teh HAWT:


26 posted on 02/15/2012 9:09:52 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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