Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Linder Gallery

LINK quote [Created almost four hundred years ago as an enigma, the Linder Gallery is a remarkable painting that brings the worlds of art and science into collision. Executed in oil on copper, the painting depicts the interior of a picture gallery with a collection of paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian artists, an assortment of sculpture and an impressive selection of astronomical and mathematical instruments. The gallery, with a vaulted ceiling, looks out over a formal garden with a fountain. In the foreground is a bearded old man with a young woman lying in his lap].

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