Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain. 

Arts & Letters

Volume III, Number 2 | spring 2010

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

—Aristotle, c. 350 BC

Lapham’sDaily

Girl with a Cat.

DÉjÀ Vu

What Fads Go Up…

2017:

Internet resident pays $117,712 for a virtual kitty.

c. 1637:

Dutch resident (allegedly) trades twelve fat sheep for one sexy tulip root.

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