Depictions of people engaged in everyday activities was an outstanding Dutch phenomenon in the 17th-century. Masters like Johannes Vermeer immortalized every day people engaged in domestic activities in quiet surroundings. These paintings conjure an unforgettable mix of ordinariness and mystique. Today, young artists capture the temperament and nuances of our era. Art about every day life opens our eyes to facets of the world that we otherwise miss. We love them because we see ourselves in them. Art eloquently brings out the value of beauty we’ve grown blind to.
What a is a good life? We think, a life of balance and wonder. Art can help rebalance our lives, injecting us with doses of what’s missing from our daily toils: calm, clarity, energy. Art magnifies our vision to focus on the intricacies, imperfection and oddities of life, it enriches our sense of possibility, recovering our sense of wonder.
Moments of beauty that seem small but are timeless: