Thursday, May 16, 2013

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Murillo and de Neve: The Art of Friendship
A new show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London explores the friendship between 17th century painter Barolom√© Estaban Murillo and his enlightened patron Don Justino de Neve, canon of Seville cathedral, who worked together to help the poor and needy of Seville. I'd love to see this one. 

Women Wearing Hats
A random compilation on the lovely Gems site of vintage photos and illustrations of women wearing hats, back in the day when a hat was an essential (and wonderful) part of one's outfit. Via AnOther.

Skillshare
Really great idea. Skillshare offers online, project-based classes in a huge array of areas, taught by pros in the field — all for a nominal fee. I've been checking out the design ones in particular and they look great. 

The Power of a Paint Tube
It's something we take for granted now, but the invention of the paint tube was revolutionary at the time — without it the Impressionists would never have created their greatest works.

The Cary Grant Tie Dimple
Add a little classic polish to your look by learning how to achieve Cary Grant's classic tie dimple with this great little tutorial. 

A Knight's Retail
Great interview with Sir Terence Conran, who opened his first Habitat shop in London in 1964, launched the Conran Shop in 1987 and now oversees an empire that includes architecture, books, and restaurants. 

A Fresh Answer to Vermeer's Mystery
Via ArtsJournal: "About six of his roughly 30 surviving paintings differ noticeably in style from the others, despite depicting the same people and rooms. Art historians have wondered if Vermeer had an apprentice, though there's no surviving record of one. Scholar Benjamin Bistock suggests that this mysterious artist was one of Vermeer's daughters."

Poached Eggs With Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms
Perfect as a brunch or light supper, with roasted squash on the side if you like, too. Via the lovely Tartelette.

(photo via housedoctor)

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