Velázquez, The Surrender of Breda, 1634
This still-young blog continues to attract visitors (most of them brought here via Google Images searches--which is fine) and/but more significant, some regular readers, too, as evidenced by the subscriptions to this blog's feeds via e-mail notifications and RSS feeds. Thank you, whoever you regular readers are. As this site increases its content and, yes, adds more images, I hope you'll remain regular readers . . . and, perhaps, consider becoming a co-author of this blog.
Below the fold, two quick surveys: a) changes to the gutter; b) a list of some Facebook groups associated with the Baroque.
I've just finished reorganizing the links sections in the right gutter in hopes of making it easier for visitors (well, okay--for me) to find the sorts of things their looking for. As the number of links grows and I become more adept at adding widgets and HTML, I'll continue to include things that will improve its usefulness for the visitor. Also, I've noticed that a fair number of visitors search this blog via the Blogger labels, so I've also restored the Labels widget to the gutter.
Finally, for those of you with Facebook accounts, I want again to remind you that this blog has its own page (linked to over in the right gutter). Also, a quick survey of Facebook groups revealed the following groups devoted to Baroque artists and writers. Some of them, judging from their discussion boards, seem moribund, some not; all of them are worth your visiting and, if you're so inclined, worth livening up.
The Genius of Velázquez (which at the moment has a nice post up discussing the historical background of The Surrender of Breda).
Don Quixote de la Mancha, dedicated to lively discussions of Cervantes' great novel.
Caravaggio (whose discussion board reveals that even now, his manner of living can stir people up)
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Thanks again to all of you for visiting.