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Vermeer: The Complete Works

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'the highest quality reproductions of the artist’s work in print... For close study of Vermeer’s compositions and use of paint — his unique brushwork, clever use of shape and edges for atmospheres effects, glazing methods, etc. — the book can, on occasion, be more helpful than standing in front of the works themselves' - Hyperallergic

A book of Vermeer's astonishing catalogue with numerous spreads, ravishing details, and an essay exploring his outstanding ability to transform oil paint into life

His works have prompted a New York Times bestseller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; 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". In his lifetime, however, 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, except by a few Dutch art collectors and dealers.

Outside of Holland, his works were 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 details, and majestic planes of light, spotted a genius, and never looked back. This edition features the complete catalog of Vermeer's work, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States in one monograph of utmost reproduction quality.

Crisp details and essays tracing Vermeer's career illuminate his 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.

  • Author: Karl Schultz
  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Date published: May 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3836578639
  • Product Dimensions: 34.9 x 26.3 cm

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