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TED: Tracy Chevalier Lecture

A talk about portrait paintings and imagining the stories behind them when there is a vacuum of information.  Also, a brief discussion on viewing art.  What she calls “gallery fatique” I have long been calling “image overload”.

When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man … blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”

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