Dragonfly Posted March 5, 2006 Share Posted March 5, 2006 The next master is Nicolaes Maes (or Maas), 1634-1693, who studied with Rembrandt. His most famous work is this "old woman praying":A larger and more detailed reproduction can be found at:http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/images/aria/sk/z/sk-c-535.zYou can almost hear the silence, only broken by the soft scratching noises of the cat, especially when you see it in reality (it's fairly large: 134 cm x 113 cm). Despite the religious note, I find the quiet dignity of this painting much more inspiring than all those bright "heroic" and "exalted" paintings, the admiration of which seems to be de rigueur in Objectivist circles.Here is another painting by Maes, Old Woman Dozing:and "Girl at a Window": Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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