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Eye Candy for Today: Gerrit Dou’s astronomer

Astronomer by Candlelight, Gerrit Dou: a small gem of 17th century chiaroscuro
Astronomer by Candlelight, Gerrit Dou

On Google Art Project; downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Getty Museum.

A small gem (roughly 13×8″, 33x20cm) of 17th century chiaroscuro by an under-appreciated Dutch master.

For more, see this page on Essential Vermeer, and my previous Eye Candy post on a Gerrit Dou genre scene.