The smaller image (left) is cropped from a larger image (right) of a painting by Johannes Vermeer van Delft, entitled The Art of Painting. This particular painting is known for its size and its use of allegory. In the case of this site, the figure being observed by the painter is dressed as Clio, the muse of history who holds a trumpet and book in her hand. As a symbol for historical study, Clio is an element often seen in one of James A. Percoco's classrooms or on his car (as seen below).
For more information visit National Gallery of Art on "The Art of Painting".
The original painting sits at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The image of Abraham Lincoln the Books page is from the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress
Any other images used on this site are the personal images of James A. Percoco. Please do not reproduce without permission.
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