Johannes Vermeer

One of the most talented painters in the Dutch Golden Age , 1632-1675 was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of ordinary life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death. Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours, sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for cornflower blue. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. What strikes in most of his paintings is a certain love, which easily could be called a love sickness, for the people and the objects in his paintings. He created a world more perfect than any he had witnessed. After having been virtually forgotten for nearly one hundred years,

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Johannes Vermeer Girl interrupted at her music oil painting


Girl interrupted at her music
Painting ID::  31778
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Painting: Girl interrupted at her music
Introduction: mk76 Painted c.1660 Oil on canvas 15 1/2x17 1/2in
   
   
     

Johannes Vermeer Details of Mistress and maid oil painting


Details of Mistress and maid
Painting ID::  31779
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Painting: Details of Mistress and maid
Introduction: mk76 Painted probable between 1665 and 1670 Oil on canvas 35 1/2x31in
   
   
     

Johannes Vermeer Mistress and maid oil painting


Mistress and maid
Painting ID::  31780
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Painting: Mistress and maid
Introduction: mk76 Painted probable between 1665 and 1670 Oil on canvas 35 1/2x31in
   
   
     

Johannes Vermeer Recreation by our Gallery oil painting


Recreation by our Gallery
Painting ID::  32554
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Painting: Recreation by our Gallery
Introduction: mk79
   
   
     

Johannes Vermeer Woman Reading a Letter oil painting


Woman Reading a Letter
Painting ID::  41516
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Painting: Woman Reading a Letter
Introduction: mk164 c.1663-64
   
   
     

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     One of the most talented painters in the Dutch Golden Age , 1632-1675 was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of ordinary life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death. Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours, sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for cornflower blue. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. What strikes in most of his paintings is a certain love, which easily could be called a love sickness, for the people and the objects in his paintings. He created a world more perfect than any he had witnessed. After having been virtually forgotten for nearly one hundred years,