Nov 272007
 
Rembrandt: The Jewish Bride

Rembrandt’s The Jewish Bride displays several features that critics generally recognize as typical of the artist’s domestic scenes: a display of genuine, candid emotion, an appreciation for intimacy, and an overall humanistic representation. A combination of these can be often found in Rembrandt’s paintings of his closest kin. The background is almost blank, showing only […]

Sep 212007
 
Vincent van Gogh: The Potato Eaters

Sometimes during family reunions, when everybody is at the table eating, a sudden moment of silence intrudes and makes itself almost palpable. Only chewing is heard, and everyone becomes, just for a second, very self-conscious and uncomfortable — until someone talks again, and the strange sensation is gone. Vincent van Gogh’s Potato Eaters, one of […]