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Susan Sontag on Literature and Freedom

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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

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14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665). subtle changes of light and focus seems to anticipate photography: some features appear in focus, while others seem out of focus, and objects are depicted with a foreshortening that resembles that seen in photographs.

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The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, 1654 - The painting that the book's story revolves around: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

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weapons of mass creation Art Print by Bianca Green

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Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life

Kiki Smith: "Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."

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French Polymath Paul Valéry on “The Three-Body Problem”

Fritz Kahn: Der Mensch als Industriepalast (1926) Man as Industrial Palace enclosed as poster in the book “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch”