Vermeer and the Delft School (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... the Silent in an Imaginary Church', which was painted by van Bassen in 1620, before the site for the tomb had been decided. As with the painting in the pr evious room, van Bassen's attention to detail in perspective is exemplory. However, here, the artist ensures that the tomb is the subject of the painting, by brightly illuminating the tomb and the central area of the church, while the fore- and background areas remain in the shade. There are some impressive paintings on display in this room by Houckgeest, several of which illustrate a two-point perspec... more
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by - written on 16/07/01, updated on 16/07/01 (Very useful, 223 readings)
I must confess that I wasn't a particularly big fan of Vermeer, though I have always been intrigued by his work. Spectacularly little is known of the painter's life, he died having sold no paintings during his life, and leaving a substantial debt to his wife and eleven children. After his death, many of his paintings were incorrectly attributed to other artists, and it was only in the late Nineteenth century that his genius was recognised by the art community, and efforts were made to rediscover the artist's works. Vermeer's paintings represent some of the most impressive examples of Dutch painting. He showed an incredible ability to create ... Read the complete review
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