I'm a fan of Dutch Masters in general, and Rembrandt in particular, especially the paintings that are laced with humor or good cheer.
So I'm tickled by this story: Rembrandt Laughing.
How many artists today would even try to make a self-portrait this engaging? I ask you? Thank goodness Rembrandt wasn't of the 'sullen is cool' school! How much the world would have lost had he chosen to be 'more sophisticated' (so-called).
‘Dead Eyed’ by Matt Brolly - This one runs counter to the trend I observed (or thought I observed) a few days ago – that English mystery writing is tending toward rural and small town ...
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