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Vermeer : the complete works / Karl Schütz ; directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen.

By: Schütz, Karl, 1945-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Köln : Taschen, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 34 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 3836566583; 9783836566582.Subject(s): Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 | Painters -- Netherlands -- Biography | Painting, DutchDDC classification: 759.9492
Contents:
Perspectives on Vermeer -- Delft and the origins of Vermeer -- The young Vermeer, 1654-1659 -- The years of Vermeer's maturity, 1660-1665 -- The last ten years, 1666-1675 -- Epilogue: Vermeer's rediscovery and later fame.
Summary: "In his lifetime, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632 1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland often misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer's works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth not to mention record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC. Special crowd-control measures are required at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the Dutch Mona Lisa. This book brings together the complete catalogue of Vermeer s work, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer's restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasise the artist's remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look." -- Provided by publisher.
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This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer's restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions--ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen--unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasize the artist's remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look.

In his lifetime, Vermeer's fame barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master.

Today, Vermeer's works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth not to mention record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the "Dutch Mona Lisa."

Originally published in 2015.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-254) and index.

Perspectives on Vermeer -- Delft and the origins of Vermeer -- The young Vermeer, 1654-1659 -- The years of Vermeer's maturity, 1660-1665 -- The last ten years, 1666-1675 -- Epilogue: Vermeer's rediscovery and later fame.

"In his lifetime, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632 1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland often misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer's works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth not to mention record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC. Special crowd-control measures are required at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the Dutch Mona Lisa. This book brings together the complete catalogue of Vermeer s work, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer's restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasise the artist's remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look." -- Provided by publisher.

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"Un volumen precioso. ¡Mi libro de arte del año!".