A beautifully lit painting showing a woman servant preparing food, within which is a still life of bread and pots, contrasting their textures and glistening glaze. Vermeer painted it like no one else could – absolutely and exquisitely.
Following an essay by Oliver Kamm (whose latest book is reviewed here) in the Wall Street Journal attacking […]
Some well-phrased English sentences which are more than a match for any duck/rabbit.
A survey of the major reference grammars of English available in print or to download.
Crashes don’t come any harder than when your Mac just sits there, your startup disk missing or unusable. Here is how to prepare for, and recover from, such a hard crash.
The first of two articles, this covers student grammars, style guides, and the like, which are useful to those already fluent in English who wish to take that further. All avoid being prescriptive.
A hauntingly beautiful portrait of a young adult woman lost in quiet thought, made to fit on her mummy. Was she contemplating her eventual death?
Little by little, English has accumulated some odd phrases. This group consists of a noun followed by a […]
Lightness is key to the depiction of materials, textures, edges, and form. Illusions can confound the viewer, and it is vital to map the lightness of your motif to that of your painting.
Another few days have passed since the last, so it must be time for the next Adobe Flash […]