Marci on sat 21 jul 12
>I imagine almost all of which Composition of Rembrant's era is lost on us
>to-day, and, we merely 'see' a Portraint of a person or persons, with an
>Landscape or Plants or Flowers or Animals, or an arbitrary interior of a
>Home, Building or
>Room with some knick-knacks or
>whatever, and, we suppose it all to be 'quaint'.
>Do we take these to always be a literal rendering of a mundane setting for
>the Portrait, or view, to show literally the usual scene of the depicted?
And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. :O)
marci the chinapainter