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William Blake

William Blake was “too good for the room.” Despite all his work and all his gifts he remained largely ignored or else outright mocked during his lifetime. Even the patrons who assisted in the publication of his etchings and illustrations, … Continue reading

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Johannes Vermeer

The Milkmaid (aka The Kitchen Maid) 1658, Oil on Canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Humans are possibly the only animals that dwell on the implications of “choice.” Because I made that choice and not this, I … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock

  Lavender Mist, No. 1, 1950, Oil on canvas, 221 x 300cm (7’3” x 9’10”), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC   There are two writers who live within me. One is an erudite fellow who understands exactly how language … Continue reading

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Pablo Picasso

The Actor 1904 Oil on Canvas 77.25 in. x 45.38 in. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City                     I do not think it is too great a stretch to say … Continue reading

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