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Art in "The Goldfinch"

Artworks mentioned in Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch." As this is Pinterest, read from the bottom up -- there may be MINOR SPOILERS in some of the descriptions. I am not an art history person and welcome any additions or corrections! Shoot me an e-mail at lpetelle at yahoo or visit me at laurapetelle.com
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"It's there in the light-rinsed atmosphere, the brush strokes he permits us to see, up close, for exactly what they are -- hand worked flashes of pigment, the very passage of the bristles visible -- and then, at a distance, the miracle, or the joke as Horst called it, although really it's both, the slide of transubstantiation where paint is paint and yet also feather and bone." p.766

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File:Fabritius-vink.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Flowers in a Crystal Vase, Edouard Manet, ca. 1882, p.754. ("One -- flowers in a glass -- I dimly recognized as a Manet." One of a few flowers-in-glasses by Manet.)

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Needlework sampler, Alice Mather, 1774, p.749. (Example of sampler similar to gift for Hobie: "a child's needlework sampler, vine-curled alphabet and numerals, stylized farm animals worked in crewel, Marry Sturtevant Her Sample-r Aged 11 1779." This appears to be cross-stitch, not crewel-work.)

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FBI Says It Knows Who's Behind Biggest Art Museum Heist In History

A Lady and Gentleman in Black, Rembrandt, 1633, p.741. Perhaps the Rembrandt recovered by Boris's tip ("people in a dark room"), stolen in the same heist as the Rembrandt seascape in 1990. Has not resurfaced.

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Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee, Rembrandt, 1633, p.741. This is the painting that Theo hopes has been recovered ("One was a Rembrandt." "Not a seascape?" "No -- people in a dark room."). Stolen in 1990, still missing; one of the most famous and valuable missing artworks in the world.

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Strand von Scheveningen bei stürmischen Wetter, Vincent Van Gogh, 1882, p.741. This is probably the Van Gogh seashore that is recovered through Boris's tip. Stolen in 2002 and has not resurfaced.

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White Duck, Jean Baptiste Oudry, 1753, p.741, stolen in 1992; has not resurfaced. Perhaps the painting of a "dead duck" recovered by Boris's tip.

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A view of the Maas with Dordrecht beyond, Jan van Goyen, 1640, p.580 (example; "I much prefer the van Goyen there ... many amusing details up close -- tiny hunter, barking dog. Also -- quite typical -- signed on the stern of the boat." This painting is signed on the rowboat.)

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Italian Landscape with Mountain Plateau, Nicolaes Berchem, 1655, 13"x17", p. 577-8 ("Still, the Berchem is very good ... this is lovely ... Italy, 1655 ..... the ochres beautiful, no?")

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Vanitas, Pieter Claesz, 1625, p.577 ("the Claesz and Berchem are for sale if you're interested ... Pieter ... the reflection of the flame here? and the edge of the table, the drapery?")

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Pieter Claesz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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