I have a face, but a face is not what I am. Behind it lies a mind, which you do not see but which looks out on you. This face, which you see but I do not, is a medium I own to express something of what I am. Or so it seems till I turn to the mirror. Then, my face may seem to own me; to confront me as a condition to which I am bound.
The Love Letter. Jan Adam Jansz. Kruseman (Dutch, 1804-1862). Oil on canvas.
Kruseman created over 500 portraits, mostly of the nobility and wealthy burghers. His portraits are notable for their lack of idealization and attention to details of clothing. He had numerous successful students; among the best-known were David Bles, Moritz Calisch and Jozef Israëls.
Omg same. Somehow I always end up losing and it’s awful lmao. And nooo I don’t ;v; my psn is also starqueene do u recognize me?? :oo I’m super unobservant of people’s names so I might have saw u and just not noticed lmao. we also might not be playing together bc of level tho?? I’m around 310 at the moment. (Unfortunately I would be ~500 by now but I lost access to my original psn ;;;;;;;;;;; a true tragedy.,,,.)
oh i’ve played against you before!!! im like around level 260-270 but ive played against people of all levels (currently im playing with silver portraits and 500 players a lot idk if that means im good or they’re bad lmao) but yeah i remember seeing your name bc while playing i was like ‘that names familiar’ but i just thought that meant i played with you at one point i didnt think i was following you lol. its great that we’re both dva mains tho she’s so much fun to play as!
Randomly picked up this book of 500 portraits by Tony Millionaire at SPX, and it’s page after page of Amazing Ink. I sleep with it under my iPad. (Not my thumb on the pic, btw – ‘tis stolen from TM’s Flickr feed).