Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I am a Cartographer and a Geographer

This painting by Vermeer vividly expresses the pleasure of scholarly inquiry and discovery. The geographer, student of the earth, charts the good course for temporal life.

Richard Rosenthal
c. 1668-69; Oil on canvas, 52 x 45.5 cm
Stadelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main