Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2

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Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Ñ [Download] ➺ Vermeer: A View of Delft ➽ Anthony Bailey – Citybells.co.uk Set against the dramatic backdrop of the golden age of Dutch culture the story of one of the world's most beloved and most elusive paintersIn the seventeenth century industry and commerce thrived in t Set against the[Download] Vermeer: A View of Delft Anthony Bailey Citybells.co.uk Set against the dramatic backdrop of the golden age of Dutch culture the story of one of the world's most beloved and most elusive paintersIn the seventeenth century industry and commerce thrived in t Set against the dramatic backdrop of View of PDF/EPUB the golden age of Dutch culture the story of one of the world's most beloved and most elusive paintersIn the seventeenth century industry and commerce th.

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S a compelling portrait of Vermeer's life and character long lost in history Bailey re creates the atmosphere of the times introduces Vermeer's contemporaries and portrays his domestic life in vibrant detail Drawing on period documents and his own intense curiosity A View of Epub Bailey sheds light on the science and artistry behind the glorious almost mystical paintings Meticulously researched and elegantly written Vermeer will stand as the classic work on Vermeer for years to come.

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Vermeer A View of DelftRived in the Dutch city of Delft as did art and culture In the twenty one year old son of an innkeeper the artist Jan Vermeer registered as a master painter with the city's Guild Vermeer married well had many children and enjoyed a respectable Vermeer: A Epub / local reputation as a painter until his death in But it was not until the mid nineteenth century that his genius was widely appreciated Today Vermeer's thirty five paintings are regarded as masterpiecesIn Vermeer Anthony Bailey present.

Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Anthony Bailey born is a View of PDF/EPUB ¿ British non fiction writer and art historianHe was evacuated to Dayton Ohio in during World War II For many years he was a writer for the New Yorker magazineHe lives in Mersea Island near Colchester Essex with his wife Margot They have four daughters Liz Annie Katie and Rachel.

10 Comments on "Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2"

  • Kalliope

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftNow we all love to love Johannes Vermeer his paintings and our diffuse image of him and his creative power He both belonged to his painting tradition and stoo


  • Jeffrey Keeten

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of Delft”The era of the photograph was upon us and photography as Lawrence Gowing noted later in the twentieth century helped create the moment for Vermeer’s recovered and enlarged reputation Artists came to see in a new way and Impressionism would soon adopt Vermeer and absorb Vermeer as its ancestor From being half forgotten Vermeer would eventually be


  • Gentian

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftThe book does not impress I am very partial to Vermeer's paintings and to be fair to the author his commentary on the paintings themselves is interesting He has not however written a biography of Vermeer So little is known about his life and therefore the author is reduced to conjectureHe would have written a better book if he had taken each of the paintings by turn and spoken about its themes design and execution This would have allowed us to explore Vermeer's development as a painter and his interaction with his milieuI am rarely bothered by the presence or absence of colour plates or illustrations in a book Where the subj


  • Stephanie

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftI've always been fascinated by Vermeer's life and paintings and recently I've been reading and watching a lot about him This book is uite dense and took me a long time to read but it is well written and I really enjoyed it Some may be critical of Bailey's mays and coulds hardly anything is known about Vermeer's life so biographers mostly speculate But I liked how Bailey wove all of his research about Holland Delft art commerce culture the paintings themselves and facts known about Vermeer's surroundings to paint a picture of what this man's life might have been like Bailey went off on a few too many tangents but I'm very glad to have read his book


  • Bart

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftIf one did a LexisNexis search on the word Vermeer and then took the results and dumped them in a spreadsheet and then imported that spreadsheet into a word processor and wrote a sentence or five round most every line one might approximate what author Anthony Bailey has done here A View of Delft is not a biography of Vermeer not enough is known about the man to fill than 100 pages with that but rather a catalog of things that might have touched Vermeer while he was alive and have touched his work since he diedHere's an excerpt of Bailey's writing that suffices as an example of the style and creativity that colors than half this book's 262 pages Many Dutch artists celebrated in still lifes and kitchen scenes the abundance of food that


  • Cassandra

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftThis is the first book I finished in my month of nonfiction In stating that fact I'm ignoring that I actually started this book way back in September Over the course of two months I only read the first 50 pages In the past week I read the remaining 200 Not much is known about the artist Vermeer and that is very evident in this biography Much of the text is we think this or it could have been that or Vermeer possibly Still it was an interesting look at Dutch life in the


  • Mike

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftA thin book but well written and draws as complete a picture of the artist's life and society as possible Biographical facts are thin but it is fleshed out by a thorough description of the era uick read


  • Rachel

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftBasically a biography but simple to read not just for art historians Explores Vermeer's life works even discusses his legacy today


  • F.J. Commelin

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of DelftBaily gives an interesting story about life and about Vermeer in the golden age in Delft


  • Melody Nelson

    Vermeer: A View of Delft Review Ñ 2 Vermeer, A View of Delftuite an interesting book till the moment the author starts prattling on about the camera obscura theory without any evidence whatsoever From being careful with his speculations not much is known about Vermeer he went all out in conspiracy theory territory when talking about Vermeer's methods of painting Disappointing