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Woman Writing a Letter
Frans Van Mieris the Elder (1635–1681), 1680
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands


Writing, reading, drawing, playing or dancing: all attitudes and activities that convey a multitude of thoughts and ideas in the form of messages, methods, models and motifs that are being constantly exchanged and changed. A number of inventions are the result of the way people from various origins learned from each other and influenced each other throughout history.