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
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- Anais Nin
 

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Rørbye’s window

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:21 pm

View from the Artist's Window, Martinus Rorbye
View from the Artist’s Window, Martinus Rørbye

In the Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark. High-resolution image here.

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  1. Comment by Ælle
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    It’s very inspiring, Charley Parker, tak (= thanks).
    In 1839 Martinus Christian Wedseltoft Rørbye was the first Thorvaldsen Medal awarded artist for his painting based on sketches, “En Tyrkisk Notar, Som Afslutter En Aegtepagt”, A Turkish notary drawing up a marriage contract (in front of the Kiliç Ali Pasha Mosque, Tophane, Constantinople).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:En_Tyrkisk_Notar,_Som_Afslutter_En_Aegtepagt_(Martinus_R%C3%B8rbye).jpg

  2. Comment by Juan
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    Ugh, this is so beautiful, that it even hurts to look at it.

    I hope that doesn’t sound too weird.

  3. Comment by Sherrill
    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 @ 2:34 am

    Gorgeous! ! !

  4. Comment by Charley Parker
    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    No, but I hope it would be more inspirational than intimidating, if that’s what you mean.

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