Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Man Writing a Letter, Gabriel Metsu

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:22 am

Man Writing a Letter, Gabriel Metsu
Man Writing a Letter, Gabriel Metsu (2.6mb image file), from Codart. Original is in the National Gallery of Ireland.

It’s astonishing how painterly it appears close up.

See my post on Gabriel Metsu.

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  1. Comment by Aelle
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    The alleyway at Prinsengracht in Amsterdam where Metsu once resided, and where he kept or raised chickens that got him into trouble with the neighbour (buurvrouw)forcing him to move out.
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alley-on-Prinsengracht.jpg
    His name was spelled Metzu in early documentation. He died from a bladder surgery (stones?) gone wrong at the young age of 38.

  2. Comment by Alvin Richard
    Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    He must have been an admirer of Vermeer. Same type of composition and as compelling. Thanks for sharing!

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