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Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
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Has Vermeer's studio really been found?

DELFT, Netherlands, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Art restorer Daan Hartmann claims the studio he has been working in for more than 20 years was once used by the 17th century Dutch master Jan Vermeer. Hartmann wants to have the site namesa World Heritage site and turned into a museum.

Boston's Gardner Museum to be enlarged

BOSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The century-old Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston has hired Italian architect Renzo Piano to design an addition that will double the museum's space.

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
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Rijksmuseum airport pod has busy 1st year

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Amsterdam's famed Rikjsmuseum says its airport branch opened last year had 130,000 visitors, ranking it among the country's top 10 museums.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2003 with 61 to follow.
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Moliere's 'Tartuffe' is pungent production

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Classic actor Brian Bedford has played the title role in Moliere's satiric comedy, "Tartuffe," six times during his long career, but now he has switched to the
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2002 with 61 to follow.
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Of Human Interest: News lite

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Design in New York says a chalk drawing of a candelabrum found by a Scottish scholar in an old box of drawings is an authentic original by Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance master.
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Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (Dutch pronunciation: ; baptized in Delft on 31 October 1632 as Joannis, and buried in the same city under the name Jan on 15 December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of middle class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.

Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours and sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for cornflower blue and yellow. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.

Recognized during his lifetime in Delft and The Hague, his modest celebrity gave way to obscurity after his death; he was barely mentioned in Arnold Houbraken's major source book on 17th century Dutch painting (Grand Theatre of Dutch Painters and Women Artists), and was thus omitted from subsequent surveys of Dutch art for nearly two centuries. In the 19th century Vermeer was rediscovered by Gustav Friedrich Waagen and Théophile Thoré-Bürger, who published an essay attributing sixty-six pictures to him, although only thirty-four paintings are universally attributed to him today. Since that time Vermeer's reputation has grown, and he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

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