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Delphi Complete Works of Johannes Vermeer (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Johannes Vermeer (Illustrated)

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Delphi Complete Works of Johannes Vermeer (Illustrated)

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226 pages
39 minutes
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Aug 11, 2015
ISBN:
9781908909602
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This is the second volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows Kindle readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the intimate beauty of the art of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Although relatively unknown for two centuries, Vermeer’s works are now prized among the most valuable in the world. And now you can own all of them in stunning colour on your eReader. Features:* the complete paintings of Johannes Vermeer* includes previously lost works, with annotations* concise introductions to the paintings, giving valuable contextual information* learn the secrets of the ALLEGORY OF HISTORY, THE MILK MAID and the interesting histories of stolen works* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore Vermeer's masterpieces as though in the gallery* images of other works and media texts relating to Vermeer’s works* a brief biography of the artist* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional KindlesCONTENTS:Brief BiographyThe PaintingsCHRIST IN THE HOUSE OF MARTHA AND MARYST. PRAXEDISDIANA AND HER COMPANIONSTHE PROCURESSA GIRL ASLEEPGIRL READING A LETTER AT AN OPEN WINDOWTHE LITTLE STREETOFFICER AND LAUGHING GIRLTHE MILKMAIDTHE GLASS OF WINETHE GIRL WITH TWO MENVIEW OF DELFTGIRL INTERRUPTED AT HER MUSICWOMAN IN BLUE READING A LETTERTHE MUSIC LESSONWOMAN HOLDING A BALANCEWOMAN WITH A PEARL NECKLACEWOMAN WITH A LUTEYOUNG WOMAN WITH A JUGTHE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRINGA LADY WRITINGGIRL WITH A RED HATGIRL WITH A FLUTETHE CONCERTTHE ART OF PAINTINGHEAD OF A YOUNG WOMANMISTRESS AND MAIDTHE ASTRONOMERTHE GEOGRAPHERTHE LOVE LETTERTHE LACEMAKERLADY WRITING A LETTER WITH HER MAIDALLEGORY OF FAITHTHE GUITAR PLAYERA LADY STANDING AT THE VIRGINALA LADY SEATED AT THE VIRGINALA YOUNG WOMAN SEATED AT THE VIRGINALS
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Aug 11, 2015
ISBN:
9781908909602
Format:
Livre

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Delphi Complete Works of Johannes Vermeer (Illustrated) - Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer

(1632-1675)

Contents

Brief Biography

The Paintings

CHRIST IN THE HOUSE OF MARTHA AND MARY

ST. PRAXEDIS

DIANA AND HER COMPANIONS

THE PROCURESS

A GIRL ASLEEP

GIRL READING A LETTER AT AN OPEN WINDOW

THE LITTLE STREET

OFFICER AND LAUGHING GIRL

THE MILKMAID

THE GLASS OF WINE

THE GIRL WITH TWO MEN

VIEW OF DELFT

GIRL INTERUPTED AT HER MUSIC

WOMAN IN BLUE READING A LETTER

THE MUSIC LESSON

WOMAN HOLDING A BALANCE

WOMAN WITH A PEARL NECKLACE

WOMAN WITH A LUTE

YOUNG WOMAN WITH A JUG

THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING

A LADY WRITING

GIRL WITH A RED HAT

GIRL WITH A FLUTE

THE CONCERT

THE ART OF PAINTING

HEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN

MISTRESS AND MAID

THE ASTRONOMER

THE GEOGRAPHER

THE LOVE LETTER

THE LACEMAKER

LADY WRITING A LETTER WITH HER MAID

ALLEGORY OF FAITH

THE GUITAR PLAYER

A LADY STANDING AT THE VIRGINAL

A LADY SEATED AT THE VIRGINAL

A YOUNG WOMAN SEATED AT THE VIRGINALS

© Delphi Classics 2014

Version 2

Masters of Art Series

Johannes Vermeer

By Delphi Classics, 2014

Brief Biography

The Mechelen house in Delft, the birthplace of Vermeer

Delft in 1652, Vermeer’s birthplace

View of Delft (1660–61) by Vermeer

JOHANNES VERMMER

Very little is known about the life of the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. He was baptised in Delft on 31 October 1632 as Joannis, and buried in the same city under the name Jan on 15 December 1675. He seems to have been exclusively devoted to his art, living out his life in the city of Delft. The only sources of information are some registers, a few official documents and comments by other artists; it was for this reason that Thoré Bürger named him The Sphinx of Delft.

On 31 October 1632, Johannes was baptised in the Reformed Church. His father, Reijnier Janszoon, was a middle-class worker of silk or caffa (a mixture of silk and cotton or wool). As an apprentice in Amsterdam, Reijnier lived on fashionable Sint Antoniesbreestraat, then a street with many resident painters. In 1615 he married Digna Baltus. The couple moved to Delft and had a daughter, Gertruy, who was baptized in 1620. In 1625 Reijnier was involved in a fight with a soldier named Willem van Bylandt, who died from his wounds five months later. Around this time Reijnier began dealing in paintings. In 1631 he leased an inn called The Flying Fox. In 1641 he bought a larger inn on the market square, named after the Flemish town Mechelen. The acquisition of the inn constituted a considerable financial burden. When Vermeer’s father died in October 1652, Vermeer assumed operation of the family’s art business.

In April 1653 Johannes Reijniersz Vermeer married a Catholic girl, Catharina Bolenes.  The blessing took place in a nearby and quiet village Schipluiden. For the groom it was a good match. His mother-in-law, Maria Thins, was significantly wealthier than he, and it was probably she who insisted Vermeer convert to Catholicism before the marriage on 5 April. Some scholars doubt that Vermeer

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    An overview of all the known works by the 17th century Dutch artist with short descriptive texts accompanying each painting, which explain some of the highlights to look out for. This large-format volume includes a short biography of Vermeer at the beginning and the reproductions are beautifully reproduced in large full colour plates.

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