The pearl earring in Johannes Vermeer’s famous masterpiece was likely a fake, researchers say.
From Dutch vanitas paintings to Laura Letinsky’s contemporary photographs, artists have long paid homage to the crumby aftermath of big meals.
An art historian, and African Grey owner, delved into the avian symbolism in Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting at the National Gallery of Art.
The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major retrospective on the radically experimental 17th-century Dutch artist.
SALEM, Mass. — The Dutch East India Company wrested control of the Asian spice trade from the Spanish and Portuguese, went on to own virtually all of Indonesia, and monopolized trade with Japan for 200 years.
It turns out that Isack van Ostade’s “A Village Fair With a Church Behind” (1643) — as the painting was perhaps cheekily titled — shows a man with his pants down relieving himself in the middle of a busy street.