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The Essential Johannes Vermeer
     

The Essential Johannes Vermeer

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by Christopher Sweet
 
Johannes Vermeer is the poetic soul of Dutch art and one of the great vanishing acts in art history. With his death in 1675 and the dispersal of his paintings, Vermeer's artistic and personal identities were virtually eclipsed. But he was rediscovered in the late 19th century and quickly became known as one of the European masters.

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Vermeer

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Johannes Vermeer is the poetic soul of Dutch art and one of the great vanishing acts in art history. With his death in 1675 and the dispersal of his paintings, Vermeer's artistic and personal identities were virtually eclipsed. But he was rediscovered in the late 19th century and quickly became known as one of the European masters.

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Vermeer paid his rent by giving paintings to his landlord?
Fewer than 40 paintings are attributed to Vermeer?
The formality of Vermeer's images masks a deeper, symbolic meaning?
Some critics still argue that Vermeer's possible use of camera obscura -- the "first camera" -- makes him more of a copyist than a truly original artist?

55 illustrations, including 48 plates in full color

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760785720
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

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Christopher Sweet is the author of books on art and pop culture. He lives in New York City.

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The Essential Johannes Vermeer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DrGuam More than 1 year ago
A recent rediscovery in the world of art, Vermeer is and probably will always be somewhat a mystery. Not a great deal is know of the artist, and with the small number of works that we know of, this is a perfect 'quick' companion guide. Nice comparison works with some contemporaries of Vermeer, and sound basic commentary on the works and style. Small, compact, and basic guide to this very popular artist's work and times.