Dutch genre paintings of the seventeenth century show individuals in domestic settings going about their daily activities, such as letter writing, eating and drinking, or making music. Many of these seemingly straightforward scenes, however, contain moral lessons that are difficult for us to decipher today. This lecture deals with the paintings' various levels of interpretation drawn from examples of the Mauritshuis collection. - Lectures Online | The Frick Collection
Historic Cedarwood Wedding from Love is a Big Deal
He built a box, and she painted our last initial and their wedding date on it. They put in two unread love letters to each other about why they fell in love, a nice bottle of wine from the year they started dating, and nailed the lid on the box. They promised that if things ever get too hard and their love starts to fade, they will open the box, drink the wine, and read the letters they wrote to each other, reminding them of how much their love means and to never give up.
OMG A SELFIE! I'm jumping on the #fridayintroductions and #theinstagramlab bandwagon today. (What a treat right!?) One time in my past Instagram life I heard through the grapevine that I took too many selfies so I became super self-conscious and stopped taking them altogether and even avoided being in photos others took. But then I realized that that was complete nonsense because PHOTOS ARE THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE and I want to be in a photo every now and then because I exist. Just look…