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The Dream of Reason

A short meditation on Pieter de Hooch’s The Card Players

Of all painting styles that of the Dutch Golden Age can legitimately be said to luxuriate in the celebration of ‘stuff’. More detailed, loving descriptions of worldly goods can hardly be found anywhere. And yet…parallel with this earthbound, tactile embrace of things lies the Dream of Reason, as it is embodied in the stateliness…

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