Great ARtists Series
Johannes Vermeer was born in Delft, the Netherlands, in 1632. He lived and worked in relative obscurity during his lifetime, and it was not until the 19th century that his art gained recognition and acclaim.
His paintings often portray domestic scenes, genre paintings, and portraits. Vermeer's compositions are characterized by harmony and balance, with carefully arranged figures and objects that invite viewers into intimate narratives.
Considered one of Vermeer's most iconic works, the Girl With A Pearl Earring portrait depicts a young woman with a captivating gaze.
Girl With A Pearl Earring (1665) By Johannes Vermeer
This Milkmaid painting portrays a domestic servant pouring milk, capturing a quiet moment of everyday life.
The Milkmaid (c. 1657-1661) by Johannes Vermeer
This cityscape of View of Delft is one of Vermeer's few known landscapes. It showcases his virtuosity in capturing architectural details, atmospheric effects, and the play of light on the water.
View of Delft (c. 1660-1661) by Johannes Vermeer
This allegorical work of The Art of Painting depicts a painter in his studio, surrounded by symbolic elements that allude to the power and significance of art.
The Art of Painting (c. 1666-1668) by Johannes Vermeer
The painting is celebrated for depicting three figures engaged in music-making, showcasing Vermeer's ability to capture a sense of harmony and serenity.
The Concert (c. 1664) by Johannes Vermeer
This contemplative painting depicts a woman weighing gold coins on balance. It symbolizes the transient nature of wealth and the eternal value of spiritual pursuits.
Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1662-1663) by Johannes Vermeer
Like "The Astronomer," this painting depicts a scholar immersed in his work. Vermeer's attention to detail and use of light contribute to the atmosphere of intellectual exploration and introspection.
The Geographer (c. 1668-1669) by Johannes Vermeer
This lively genre scene captures a young woman holding a glass of wine, engaging the viewer with her direct gaze.
The Girl with the Wine Glass (c. 1659-1660) by Johannes Vermeer
This intimate and tender portrayal of a young woman engrossed in lacemaking showcases Vermeer's ability to capture delicate textures and nuanced expressions.
The Lacemaker (c. 1669-1670) by Johannes Vermeer
Vermeer's legacy as a significant artist lies in his ability to transcend the ordinary and reveal the extraordinary within the mundane. His works remain timeless examples of the power of art to transcend time, touch the human soul, and evoke emotions that resonate across centuries.on sale.