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  • Johannes Vermeer
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    Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) Johannes Vermeer was born in 1632, in the city of Delft in The Netherlands. Johannes Vermeer was known as Vermeer of Delft, after his birthplace. Even though Vermeer was a Protestant in April 1653, at 21, he married a young Catholic woman, Catherine Bones. He had converted to Catholicism shortly before their marriage. In 1653, after his marriage, he was admitted to the painter's guild, of which he was to be head man for three years. His teacher was Care Fabritius, who had...
  • Painting Within Their Souls
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    ... thoughtful book. Girl In Hyacinth Blue - How different owners express feelings toward art Essay written by: bigshaggyArt renders the extraordinary brilliance of peoples' lives. Susan Vreeland's lovely Girl in Hyacinth Blue brings together an artfully constructed reversed chronological novel. A kind of contemporary hiding-place of a painting credited to Vermeer all the way back to the moment the work was fathered. The purpose of art is to provide a sense of grace and fulfillment to the heart ...
  • First Of Many Paintings Of Vermeer
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    Seventeenth-Century Art Writing Assignment Jan Vermeer's career spread over a century of great change- in art, technology, and social customs. In art, subject matter ceased to be the most important component of great paintings. This allowed artists to discover how to appreciate and portray the sheer beauty of the world. One of the greatest of these masters was Jan Vermeer, born a generation after Rembrandt. Vermeer did not paint many pictures in his life, and few of them represent important scen...
  • Vermeer The Art Of Painting
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    At the end of the Late Renaissance, a new style of art was beginning to emerge. The detail and attention that had previously been placed on complex composition and contorted, elongated, and muscular figures was becoming tiresome and pretentious. This Mannerist style was beginning to transform into a more subtle explanation of space, movement, and immediacy now known as Baroque art. This new style also began to focus on thought, the thought process, and the inner workings of the mind. It strove t...
  • Vermeer Household And The Market Place
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    The 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's portrait, the anonymous Girl With a Pearl Earring, lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier's novel, an historical novel that doesn't read like an historical novel. The novel has a strong plot and engaging first-person narrative voice. It centres on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660's but also the poorer household of the narrator's family. Griet, the quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant and turmoil follows. Vermeer nex...

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