yama-bato:

Han Lei

yama-bato:

Han Lei

Piano Silhouette
Doc Kern

Piano Silhouette

Doc Kern

Branislav Fabijanic

Branislav Fabijanic

ratak-monodosico:(via yama-bato)

Ah,the sad expression

in the eyes of that caged bird-

envying the butterfly!

( Issa)

-elegance:apostrophe9:lottiebites:bagnostian:




empire state, after the rain. nyc.
(Nikon FM2)

-elegance:apostrophe9:lottiebites:bagnostian:

empire state, after the rain. nyc.

(Nikon FM2)

The Art of Painting
Johannes Vermeer

A detail from Johannes Vermeer’s The Art of Painting (1666) shows Clio, the muse of history, reproduced as she is described in the Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia and clutching a copy of Thucydides in her hand.  harpers.org

The Art of Painting

Johannes Vermeer

A detail from Johannes Vermeer’s The Art of Painting (1666) shows Clio, the muse of history, reproduced as she is described in the Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia and clutching a copy of Thucydides in her hand.  harpers.org
The Geographer Johannes Vermeer

The Geographer Johannes Vermeer

Woman Holding a Balance
Johannes Vermeer

Woman Holding a Balance

Johannes Vermeer

The Music Lesson ,1664
Johannes Vermeer

The Music Lesson ,1664

Johannes Vermeer

blogthoven:

Lady Seated at a Virginal, Johannes Vermeer, 1670-72.

blogthoven:

Lady Seated at a Virginal, Johannes Vermeer, 1670-72.

arthistoric:

Art History Timelines: View Artwork: Johannes Vermeer, The Letter

arthistoric:

Art History Timelines: View Artwork: Johannes Vermeer, The Letter

unwove:

The Astronomer, Johannes Vermeer 1668

unwove:

The Astronomer, Johannes Vermeer 1668

worldpaintings:

Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665, oil on canvas, 44.5 cm × 39 cm,  Mauritshuis, The Hague.
This “Mona Lisa of the North” or the “Dutch Mona Lisa” is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and uses a pearl earring for a focal point in the picture. The picture is not a portrait but a study of a woman’s head known in Vermeer’s day as a tronie. Like in all of Vermeer’s paintings, the subject for this painting too has never been confirmed.
In any case, the most frequently mentioned candidate for the model for the Girl with a Pearl Earring has been Vermeer’s eldest daughter Maria. Magdalena, the only daughter of Vermeer’s principle patron, Pieter Van Ruijven, has also been proposed as a possible candidate. The idea that Vermeer engaged a maid as the sitter has been put forth in recent fictional literature (Tracy Chevalier’s historical novel by the same name), although there exists absolutely no historical evidence that supports this idea.
Despite the fact that Vermeer is known to have painted only 35 paintings, he is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Vermeer acquired only modest recognition in his lifetime, but gained widespread respect after his death. His techniques, in particular his mastery of light have inspired modern artists of all types, including Dali.

worldpaintings:

Johannes Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665, oil on canvas, 44.5 cm × 39 cm,  Mauritshuis, The Hague.

This “Mona Lisa of the North” or the “Dutch Mona Lisa” is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and uses a pearl earring for a focal point in the picture. The picture is not a portrait but a study of a woman’s head known in Vermeer’s day as a tronie. Like in all of Vermeer’s paintings, the subject for this painting too has never been confirmed.

In any case, the most frequently mentioned candidate for the model for the Girl with a Pearl Earring has been Vermeer’s eldest daughter Maria. Magdalena, the only daughter of Vermeer’s principle patron, Pieter Van Ruijven, has also been proposed as a possible candidate. The idea that Vermeer engaged a maid as the sitter has been put forth in recent fictional literature (Tracy Chevalier’s historical novel by the same name), although there exists absolutely no historical evidence that supports this idea.

Despite the fact that Vermeer is known to have painted only 35 paintings, he is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Vermeer acquired only modest recognition in his lifetime, but gained widespread respect after his death. His techniques, in particular his mastery of light have inspired modern artists of all types, including Dali.

welovepaintings:

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)A Maid AsleepOil on canvasc1656-c165776.5 x 87.6 cm
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welovepaintings:

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
A Maid Asleep
Oil on canvas
c1656-c1657
76.5 x 87.6 cm

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