This is so different close up - the textures as well as colours can't be caught on a camera

The Milkmaid (De Melkmeid or Het Melkmeisje), sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a "milkmaid", in fact a domestic kitchen maid, by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer

Sunflowers make me happy. :)

"Sunflowers, c by Vincent Van Gogh. This is one of my favorites in person. The texture and depth given to the flowers is captivating. Sunflowers are my favourite flower so this painting has always been a favourite of mine.

Content for a Unit Study about the Renaissance and the Reformation

The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, art in the world." The painting, is in oil and is now at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary  by Johannes Vermeer 1654-56 at the National Gallery of Scotland

Jan Vermeer (Johannes Vermeer), Delft 1632 - 1675 Christus bei Maria und Martha / Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (um National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio.  Art Experience NYC

Caravaggio - Supper at Emmaus Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian artist his paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting.

My mother is Belgian and lace bobbins were a common object in my home. I love the quiet, calm concentration of Vermeer's Lacemaker at the Louvre and stop by to say hello any chance I get.

Johannes Vermeer: The Lacemaker, at the Louvre. I love the quiet, calm concentration of Vermeer's Lacemaker.

Johannes Vermeer: The Lacemaker

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting in Paris by Nicholas Forrest - Johannes Vermeer, The Lace Maker, ca. Oil on canvas mounted on panel. x 21 cm. Paris, Musée du Louvre, Department of Paintings © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

Carel Fabritius / The Goldfinch / 1654 / Oil on panel

Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654 Oil on panel Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague / at Tokyo Metropolitan art museum / stunning white and gold. has more reality than a real one.

Lady Writing a Letter With her Maid by Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675), ca. 1670-71, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Jan Vermeer (Johannes Vermeer), Delft 1632 - 1675 Briefschreiberin und Dienstmagd / Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (um 1670 The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin