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mona lisa of the north

However beautifully evoking Vermeer's 17th century Delft light, you might not want to see the film 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'... It might just spoil her mysterious Mona Lisa of the North expression with too much postulated backstory and Scarlett Johansson-ness.

Better, perhaps, not check this amazingly in-depth website on the painting either.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Note to self though: go see the original in the Mauritshuis.


dalí & disney's destino

"A simple love story, where boy meets girl," Walt Disney described his animation project with Salvador Dalí in 1946. For Dalí it was "a magical exposition on the problem of life in the labyrinth of time." The project was… Read the full post »

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