Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer, who lived from 1632 to 1675, is one of the most respected Dutch artists of all time. His work has been a source of inspiration and admiration for centuries, but much of his life has remained a mystery.
The 36 paintings that have survived from Vermeer's works are in the best museums of the world as treasures.
Johannes Vermeer Style
Vermeer began his career in the early 1650s by drawing large-scale biblical and mythological scenes, but many of his later paintings depict scenes of everyday life in spaces. These works are nopainting for their purity of light and form, conveying a sense of pure, timeless dignity. Vermeer also painted cityscapes and allegorical scenes. Caravaggio's influence is evident in Vermeer's early works, including "The Procuress" (1656). Many of her works focus on domestic scenes, including "The Milkmaid" (1657-1658).
In 1653 Vermeer married Catherina Bolnes, the daughter of a well-to-do Catholic family in Delft. Vermeer's converted to Catholicism, as his families opposed it because of his sectarian differences. Perhaps in a desire to prove himself to his new sect or to his father-in-law, Vermeer painted Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (1654–55), the only known depiction of a Biblical narrative.
Due to the lack of empirical evidence, it's impossible to say who Vermeer apprenticed to, but some historians suggest that Rembrandt's star student Carel Fabritius gave him his early education. Others think that his teacher was the Delft-born painter Pieter van Groenwegen Guild, who was raised by St. Luke.
Despite the painter's lifetime popularity, guilt seems to run through Vermeer's veins. In 1625, before the painter's birth, his father was found guilty and acquitted of the unwitting murder of a soldier in a fight at an inn. It was claimed that the acquittal was given due to the closeness between the attacker and the master painter of the St Luke's Guild. The painter's maternal grandfather was also arrested for forgery and imprisoned. It should come as no surprise that all this caused Vermeer to feel guilty throughout his life.
In the twentieth century, Surrealist Salvador Dali admired Vermeer's work and produced his own variations, such as The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft in 1934, which can be used as a Painting, and The Lacemaker (After Vermeer) in 1955.
Johannes Vermeer Famous Paintings, Works
Vermeer, who died at the age of 43; back; The Milkmaid (1660), The Girl With The Wine Glass (1659), The Music Lesson (1665), The Girl With The Pearl Earring (1665), The Girl With The Red Hat (1666), The Mistress And The Maid (1667), The Love Letter (1668), A Young Sitting Virgin The Woman (1672) and some other works left.
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