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A Photo or a Painting?

As I mentioned before, a while back my wife bought me the lecture series "Dutch Masters:  The Age of Rembrandt" from the Teaching Company.  I've enjoyed the lectures immensely.

In one of the lectures on "Still Life Painting," the lecturer covered the work of Willem Claesz Heda.  This painting is called The Dessert, and was painted in 1637.  Check out the tall beer glass--the lines indicate how much you need to consume per gulp!

But how on earth did he paint that overturned wine glass and the pewter vase?  It looks like a photo!

By the way, I love the stuff from the Teaching Company.  I am also making my way (slowly) through Greenberg's forty-eight lectures "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music."  I highly recommend it.  I have a renewed love for Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Too bad Bart Ehrman does much of their NT stuff . . . 

Reader Comments (4)

I've always been amazed by those who can accurately paint glass. What an art!
January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertheefaulted
I too was disappointed with the choices of Bible study from The Teaching Company. Perhaps one day they will provide lectures that hold to the reformed doctrine.

The wine glass does look like a photo... Painting glass is an art:)
January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
The Teaching Company does have a few Christian items that are not done by Bart Ehrman. I liked the series on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis and the one on the life of St. Augustine.

Does anyone remember the episode of The Office where Michael Scott gave a lecture at a local business school? He had a CD player with him and as he walked dramatically down the aisle, the intro music from The Teaching Company was playing and you started to hear the announcer say "Welcome to the..." before Michael shut it off.
January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Holm
A friend of mine,James Winn, is a photo realist painter. He told me of a big time painter named Richard Estes. Here is some of his work.
January 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJDH

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