Thursday, October 19, 2006


Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery at Brussels, c. 1651 by David Teniers, Gemäldegalerie, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

We are so used to seeing large expanses of wall surrounding works of art, but that is really only a 20th century method of hanging paintings, for years it was done like the gallery in this painting - floor to ceiling, stacked on top of each other.


Tricia said...

I think we should go back to that method! Then my appartment wouldn't look so cluttered! I have about that many of my own paintings, and I don't have room for them so I cover the walls in them. Some are litterally stacked on top of others! Maybe I am reviving a decorating trend???

Anonymous said...

...and they all hold together like sequential art. Cool!

~ slatts

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Joe Alessi said...

This is one of my favorite paintings!!!

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