I saw today this brilliant documentary of the famous Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer on the advise of a painter on Instagram j.hajesart who is in the middle of a very audacious project… a copy of this master which is progressing brilliantly.
I became an admirer of Vermeer after I saw the movie “Girl with the pearl earring” see the post on the drawing I made in soft pastels… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/the-girl-with-the-pearl-2007/ & loved to get more info on the life & works of this unequaled artist.
I’m going to see tonight as well “Tim’s Vermeer”.
This one is 59 mn long & I enjoyed every second of it.
It is very heavy to post on my blog as it takes much space but I made an exception for this time 🙂
I hope you’ll like it!
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Published on Jun 1, 2014
First broadcast: 2003.
Episode 2/3 Johannes Vermeer is one of our favourite painters, with his Girl with a Pearl Earring now deemed the ‘Mona Lisa of the North’. But little is known about his life and for almost two centuries he was lost to obscurity.
Andrew Graham-Dixon, travelling to Vermeer’s hometown of Delft and a dramatic Dutch landscape of huge skies and windmills, embarks on a detective trail to uncover the life of a genius in hiding.
Renowned for painting calm and beautiful interiors, the real life of Vermeer was marred by crime and violence. His life was a bid to escape the privations of his family and yet even a glamorous marriage and artistic success failed to save him from the fate he dreaded more than any other.
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