Vermeer: Masters of Art (paperback)

£9.99
SKU:
9783791377308
Publisher:
Prestel; 1st edition (9 April 2024)
Author:
Alexander Adams
Format:
Paperback
Item size:
21 x 17 cm
Page count:
112 pages

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Vermeer: Masters of Art is a paperback book by art critic Alexander Adams that features beautiful reproductions of Johannes Vermeer’s artwork and engaging insights on the celebrated Dutch painter.

This carefully curated and skilfully written volume focusses on the life and work of the Dutch Golden Age painter, Johannes Vermeer. Accessible to all readers who appreciate the Dutch master’s artwork, this book offers full-page spreads of his masterpieces as well as essays that highlight every aspect of the artist’s technique and oeuvre.

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is one of the great Dutch masters. Vermeer was born in Delft in 1632, and it is said that he began his artistic career as a pupil of history painter, Leonaert Bramer. Vermeer's earliest artworks from the 1650s include religious and mythological scenes and were possibly influenced by Caravaggio's followers in Utrecht, such as Hendrik ter Brugghen. As his style developed, he became renowned for his meticulous paintings of Dutch interiors, which reflected his fascination with optical effects and serenely balanced compositions. He became a master in the Delft painters' guild in 1653 and in his lifetime produced a total of 35 paintings over a long period of time.