Claude: Landscape with the Ponte Molle

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Claude Loraine Landscape with the Ponte Molle, 1645, Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery This is one of Claude’s most sublime paintings of the Roman campagna. The scene is suffused with the glorious golden light of the setting sun prompting a delicious yearning to experience such a view on such an evening. This is at the […]

Vermeer View of Delft

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Johannes Vermeer View of Delft, 1660-61, Mauritshuis, The Hague On entering Room 15 at the Mauritshuis Picture Gallery in The Hague, the visitor’s eye is immediately drawn to perhaps the most famous townscape in all of western art. Johannes Vermeer’s great work is one of only two paintings to have survived that are devoted to […]