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9,851. Vermeer manages to observe an air of complete naturalism. Yet what a masterpiece of abstract design he creates out of frames and windows and musical instruments. (Art & Civilisation & Artists: Vermeer) Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 8/13: The Light of Experience
10,144. Jan Vermeer of Delph … Vermeer is as much of a moralist as the rest of them ... Vermeer: the fragility of life itself, the vulnerability of beauty, the shortness of youth. (Art & Artists: Vermeer) Waldemar Januszczak, Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s II, BBC 2013
10,685. Look at a Vermeer painting and everything seems crystal clear. Simple scenes of women going about their daily tasks. And then you look again. And realise that nothing is quite what it seems. There’s a mystery unfolding before your eyes. Great Artists With Tim Marlow: Vermeer
10,686. Johannes Vermeer was born in 1632 here in Delft, a thriving market town.
10,687. He takes us away from the street – from the outside – into a domestic closed private world, and creates some of the most memorable images of Western art. ibid.
10,688. So what Vermeer is doing in this image, as he does throughout the rest of his career, is make the everyday seem epic. ibid.
10,689. As well as his use of colour, it’s Vermeer’s meticulous composition which makes him stand out as such a major artist. ibid.
10,690. He is now one of the most cherished of all the great artists by the gallery-going public. ibid.
115,436. In 2014 one of the most beautiful galleries in Europe the Mauritshaus in the Hague reopened after years of renovation. It contains a staggering collection of Dutch art, perhaps above all by the seventeenth century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Tim Marlow, Great Art V: Girl with a Pearl Earring & Other Treasures
115,437. Girl with a Pearl Earring: ‘But what is it about this seventeenth-century picture, this mysterious Dutch girl painted by Johannes Vermeer, that had projected her to such iconic status?’ ibid.
115,438. ‘Vermeer’s model has never been identified.’ ibid.
10,694. Including works by the artist van Meegeren dared for forge – the seventeenth-century master Vermeer. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Artists: Vermeer) Fake or Fortune III, BBC 2011