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The Rare Butterfly Table
The butterfly table, as it has been called for the last fifty or seventy-five vears, takes its name from the two wing-like swinging brackets that support the leaves of the top. Whether the craftsman who originated it had a butterfly in mind when he designed these brackets is a question.
Claude Lorrain - Teacher
Even Claude attained a decent adequacy in this regard. And because he re-fused to do more, his case is peculiarly instructive.
Sandro Botticelli
Giorgio Vasari was until recent times the last critic who prized the exquisite art of Sandro Botticelli. To have been great and so long forgotten is a pledge of sensational rediscovery.
El Greco
Unlike other revivals, the Greco cult has not been preached in partibus by the middlemen of art; it has grown among the studios of Paris and London, whence it has spread widely.
Goya And His Art
For violent spirits the painter is Goya, and also for wavering souls who seek consolation in the violence of others. Where other artists profess to be, he really is, sinister.
Rembrandt After Three Centuries
During his own life, Rembrandt's fame, once considerable, sank into obscurity. For a full century later he was virtually forgotten. His was the fate of all artists at odds with their times.
Vermeer Of Delft
In his early thirties, Jan Vermeer, of Delft, was conspicuous enough in his native town to be looked up by the French traveller Balthazar de Monconys.
The Painting Of Sorolla
The Sorolla exhibition held by the Hispanic Society in 1910 was a portentous success. Day after day thousands of people bustled each other through the narrow galleries.
Eugene Carriere
We must consent to life, was Carriere's favorite aphorism, and it conveys the spirit of his philosophy.
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