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The Astronomer – A portrait by invitation.

September 2019 and I planned on joining my brother, Larry, on his fall colour visit to Algonquin Park. I last went with him in 2016, and the colours were magnificent. Health issues kept me from […]

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The Colonel was invited.

A “Portrait by Invitation” is just as the name suggests a portrait where the subject was invited to sit for the picture.  In this earlier blog post I talked about Rembrandt’s trend of creating self […]

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Rembrandt and portraits by invitation

“Almost two-thirds of his entire output consists of portraits of one kind or another ­­— self-portraits, group portraits, single portraits. And instead of being commissioned, the subjects for most of these works were chosen by […]

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