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No 397 Judith Leyster

“All great art is a visual form of prayer.” Sister Wendy Beckett. Today is the birthday of Judith Leyster who was born on July 28, 1609. She was a Dutch Golden Age painter whose  entire oeuvre was attributed to Frans Hals until 1893. … Continue reading

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No 388 Rembrandt van Rijn

“A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished.” Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history, was born on July 15, 1606.

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No 367 M. C. Escher

“We adore chaos because we love to produce order.” M.C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints, was born on June 17, 1898.

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No 294 Vincent van Gogh

“The work is an absolute necessity for me. I can’t put it off, I don’t care for anything but the work.” Vincent van Gogh who was born on March 30, 1853.

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No 263 Carel Fabritius

“Thus did this Phoenix, to our loss, expire, In the midstand at the height of his powers, But happily there arose out of the fire Vermeer, who masterfully trod in his path.” This stanza from a poem by Arnold Bon is … Continue reading

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