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Medieval Heraldry as Visual Literacy

  By Patrick Hunt -  In Chretien de Troyes’ 12th century chivalric tale Erec and Enide, the young knight Erec engages in a battle of honor defending Queen Guinevere but is not known by his arrogant adversary Yeder, partly because he is unadorned and wearing borrowed armor without his heraldry […]

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Rembrandt and the Rembrandthuis Museum, Amsterdam

By Patrick Hunt – Rembrandt van Rijn lived here in this imposing house on the old Breestraat near the heart of old Amsterdam from 1639-58. Now a museum (Rembrandthuis “Rembrandt House”) along with the adjacent contemporary structure to the left, survival of this intact 17th c. house is due to […]