A View of Delft

Book - 2002
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In 1653, the artist Johannes Vermeer, the twenty-one-year-old son of an innkeeper, registered as a master painter with the city's Guild. He went on to enjoy a respectable local reputation as a painter until his death in 1675; it was not until the mid-nineteenth century, however, that his genius was widely appreciated. Today, Vermeer's thirty-five paintings are regarded as masterpieces.
In "Vermeer," Anthony Bailey presents an intriguing portrait of Vermeer's life and character, long lost in history. Bailey re-creates the atmosphere of the times, introduces Vermeer's colleagues, portrays his domestic life in vibrant detail; he also sheds light on the science and artistry behind the glorious, almost mystical, paintings. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, "Vermeer" will stand as the classic work on Vermeer for years to come.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780805069303
Characteristics: xiii, 272 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm


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Oct 06, 2011

What an accomplishment ! Of course it reminded me of "Judgement of Paris" . Interesting , skillful !

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