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Vermeer, 1632-1675: Veiled Emotions (TASCHEN's Basic Art Series #21)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  318 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The 35 paintings that have come down to us from the hand of Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) place him beside Rembrandt and Frans Hals as one of the great masters of the golden age of Dutch art. Most of his pictures, all of which are reproduced in this text, show women about their daily business. Vermeer records the tasks and duties of women, the imperatives of virtue under which t ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 17th 2000 by Taschen (first published 1994)
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Neste livro passa-se em revista as obras de Vermeer de uma forma simples e acessivel.É um bom livro para quem gosta de ficar a saber um pouco sobre o pintor e os seus quadros sem ser de uma maneira exaustiva.
The chapter topics/divisions & other organizational scheme for the content in this thin introductory volume are not intuitive and do not seem particularly useful, to me; some idiosyncratic interpretations of paintings & –- in particular, a certain _idee fixee_ of the author’s -– diminish the book’s trustworthiness as a guide to understanding Vermeer's work.
In addition, although it is a claimed second edition, of 2007, much obviously outdated information has not been corrected since it
The art was amazing - but I was annoyed by the writing. I think I always bristle at someone telling me exactly what the artist was intending when they painted this or that, and what I should be noticing when I look at something.
May 11, 2013 Azamat rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: artists
Книга рассказывает о жизни и творчестве Яна Вермеера (в русской редакции его называют "Вермер"). Опять-таки, как и в случае с другими книгами этой серии, выбран отличный формат: не слишком много текста и подробностей и при этом вы получаете все основные представления о художнике и его работах за достаточно короткий срок чтения.

Я вообще решил узнать больше о Вермеере из-за того, что на выставке видел оригинал картины "Голова девушки" (ака "Девушка с жемчужиной", "Девушка с жемчужной сережкой"- по
One of the best portfolios representing Vermeer's deal.
The thirty-something attributed works are spread few and far between - or stolen, as in the case of Boston's Gardner theft. New York, surprisingly, has the most paintings housed under one roof - five at the Met, as well as in one city - The Frick owns 4. (The Hague, surprisingly, only possesses three.) If you've got some time, go have a couple pints prior to paying a buck to get into the Met. Go peep the five paintings. One the best dollars
The illustrations were just beautiful! How could they not be...Vermeer.The accompanying text was somewhat interesting but not compelling enough when you consider the subject.I like the art critic
to be as enthused (and a little awestruck) as I am by the art.
Beautiful compilation of this amazing artist's work - although the book is comprehensive, it could have larger images of more of his paintings. Otherwise it's near perfect.
Pamela Huxtable
Excellent introduction to the artist, his style, and themes. The plates are high quality and details are highlighted to enhance understanding.
Mar 27, 2008 Troy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
Can't beat the price!
Dali thought VerMeer was one of the 2 Greatest Oil Painters of all times! (The other being Velasquez!)
Aug 12, 2007 Lafcadio rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vista
Study the paintings, then go see Girl With a Pearl Earring... the lighting of that movie is uncanny.
Tim and I looked at this art when we were waiting in the airport for Jill's wedding. I just love his style!
Livre de chevet...
amazing artist
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