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J. Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer

Engraved portrait of Vermeer
ARTIST DETAILS
Full name Johannes Vermeer
Nationality Netherlands
Year of birth 1632, Delft.
Year of death 1675, Delft.
Style Baroque Painting
Artist's image The self-portrait shown here is the most probable image of the painter J. Vermeer, extracted from a painting by the author himself "The Procuress". Apart from this, no other image attributed to him is known. Usually, other sources incorrectly indicate a Self-portrait of Carel Fabritius.

Dutch artist, considered one of the greatest exponents of Baroque painting of the Dutch Golden Age. The recognition of his artistic quality emerged 2 centuries after his death. During his lifetime, he endured economic hardships and never enjoyed fame in line with his works.


Works of J. Vermeer

It is known that Vermeer painted less than 50 paintings, of which only 34 have survived. Most of them are now considered masterful aesthetic models of the Baroque style.

Almost all of Vermeer's work has a genre painting orientation and is set in a couple of rooms in his own house.

Meticulous and obsessed with detail and the treatment of light. His painting was slow and deliberate. Known for using the finest pigments available at the time, including: ultramarine blue from lapis lazuli; lead-tin yellow; alizarin red and vermilion orange. Thanks to these materials, the colors in his works remain almost as vibrant as the first day. The most striking case of preservation is the vivid color of the turban in "Girl with a Pearl Earring", painted with lapis lazuli ground in oil.


  • "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Buy
    Also known as: Girl with a Turban
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Het meisje met de parel
    English title: Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1665
    Located at: Mauritshuis Gallery, The Hague.

    The painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring," was painted by Jan Vermeer (Johannes van der Meer) in 1665. The subject of the painting, a young girl portrayed in close-up, is depicted turned three-quarters with slightly parted lips and a gentle, enchanting gaze. Currently, the painting is preserved in the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.


  • "The Procuress"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: De koppelaarster
    English title: The Procuress
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1656
    Located at: The "Old Masters Picture Gallery", Dresden, Germany.


  • "Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Schrijvende vrouw met dienstbode
    English title: Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1671
    Located at: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


  • "Mistress and Maid"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Dame en dienstbode
    English title: Mistress and Maid
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1667
    Located at: Frick Collection, New York.


  • "Girl Interrupted at Her Music"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Onderbreking van de muziek
    English title: Girl Interrupted at Her Music
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1661
    Located at: Frick Collection, New York.


  • "View of Delft"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Gezicht op Delft
    English title: View of Delft
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1660
    Located at: Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Netherlands


  • "Woman Holding a Balance"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Vrouw met Weegschaal
    English title: Woman Holding a Balance
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1662
    Located at: National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • "Christ in the House of Martha and Mary" Buy
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Christus in het huis van Martha en Maria
    English title: Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1655
    Located at: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

    Painting titled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, painted in 1654 by Johannes Vermeer, a Dutch painter of the Baroque style. This work is considered an exception in Vermeer's career, being his only canvas inspired by a religious theme. The biblical scene depicted is from the Gospel of Saint Luke (10, 38-42), which tells of Jesus' visit to the house of the sisters Martha and Mary, one of whom stays listening to the teacher, while the other busies herself arranging the house.
    Currently, it is located at National Galleries of Scotland.


  • "The Milkmaid"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Het melkmeisje
    English title: The Milkmaid
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1657
    Located at: Rijksmuseum (National Museum of Amsterdam).


  • "Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Brieflezend meisje bij het venster
    English title: Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1659
    Located at: Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden, Germany.


  • "The Art of Painting"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: De Schilderkunst
    English title: The Art of Painting
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1668
    Located at: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.


  • "Diana and Her Companions"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Diana en haar nimfen
    English title: Diana and Her Companions
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1655
    Located at: Mauritshuis, Netherlands.


  • "Woman with a Water Jug"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Vrouw met waterkan
    English title: Woman with a Water Jug
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: c. 1662
    Located at: The MET, New York.


  • "The Wine Glass"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Drinkende dame met een heer
    English title: The Wine Glass
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1660
    Located at: Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.


  • "The Little Street"
    Author: Johannes Vermeer
    Style: Baroque
    Original title: Het Straatje
    English title: The Little Street
    Type: Painting
    Technique: Oil
    Support: Canvas
    Year: 1658
    Located at: Rijksmuseum (National Museum of Amsterdam).


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