The Blue Blot

notes, finds & fragments of research

Tag Archives: Art History

Opulence, Opera & Opium ~ The Associative Mind at Work

The associative mind, apparently, can work its way through memories and general knowledge – linking them, crossing continents and centuries, to finally land where the music starts.

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Remember me ~ Portrait Miniatures under the Hammer

A sturdy shiver went down my spine as I opened today’s e-mail from Bonhams. No, it was not the invoice for my last purchase there, but the announcement and catalogue … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Five Reasons to feel Sorry for Oneself – Recent Acquisitions by The Getty

Quite recently my eye fell on an article about an exhibition in the The Getty Museum in Los Angeles (California), in the same week a very dear friend is visiting … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

A courteous kind of Love ~ The late-medieval Portrait of Lijsbeth van Duvenvoorde

Lijsbeth van Duvenvoorde Ca. 1430 by an anonymous artist Medium – oil on vellum Dimensions – 32,5 x 20,5 cm Photo & Collection – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Holland) This is Lijsbeth … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

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