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Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron<p>Beautiful monochrome photos of mist covered landscapes. You can see more of Jaromir's work at his …

DAILY PIC:This so-called “Madonna of the Magnificat” was painted in Florence around 1485 by Sandro Botticelli and his team

DAILY PIC:This so-called “Madonna of the Magnificat” was painted in Florence around 1485 by Sandro Botticelli and his team. It’s from the deluxe collection of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, whom I profiled in the latest Newsweek. These days, few billionaires venture into Old Master territory, so I’m impressed that Allen did. (He also owns the obligatory pictures by Monet and Rothko). I’m especially impressed with what an interesting Botticelli Allen got his hands on, since the sheer …

DAILY PIC: This fabulous and iconic picture, by the great photojournalist known as Chim, was taken in 1947 on Omaha Beach, in Normandy,…

<b>DAILY PIC</b>: This fabulous and iconic picture, by the great photojournalist known as Chim, was taken in 1947 on Omaha Beach, in Normandy, where massive slaughter had been seen just a few years before. It’s now in a show called “We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim”, at the International Center of Photography in New York. This is just about the most lyrical image that Chim ever shot, and there’s something especially great about his rare use of color film for it. We mostly think …

DAILY PIC: This, of course, is Johanes Vermeer’s iconic (if only as of recently) “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, which was seen by 758,266…

<b>DAILY PIC:</b> This, of course, is Johanes Vermeer’s iconic (if only as of recently) “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, which was seen by 758,266 people in a Tokyo museum last year, in a “Treasures of the Mauritshuis” show that was the best-attended exhibition of 2012. And that’s a very bad thing – a tremendously precious object risking the inevitable wear-and-tear of travel, to grace a Greatest Hits extravaganza that has no point except to get turnstiles turning and tickets selling. To be further …

My Daily Pic … TODAY CELEBRATING ITS 100,000TH FOLLOWER

My Daily Pic … TODAY CELEBRATING ITS 100,000TH FOLLOWER. In honor of hitting that number, I wanted to show the DP’s fans the single work of art that means most to me – which I’ve decided is this 1542 portrait of the 12-year-old aristocrat Ranuccio Farnese, painted by Titian and now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. I’m not saying (quite) that this is the greatest work of Western art. I’ve already voted for Velazquez’s “Las Meninas” as filling that spot. I just feel …

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster<p>Surrealistic paintings infused with symbolism. For technique, Madeline uses a mix of oil and egg tempera invented …