Johannes Vermeer was born in 1632, in the city of Delft in The Netherlands. Johannes Vermeer of Delft, also known as Jan Vermeer or Johannes van der Meer, is now considered to be one of the great Dutch masterpainters. However, his work was forgotten after his death in 1675. It was not rediscovered until the late 19th century. Little is known about his life and only 35 of his paintings have been preserved. His relatively short life and career as an artist is seen as another reason for small Vermeer heritage. It is assumed that many of his paintings were lost after his death. The only sources of information are some registers, a few official documents and comments by other artists.
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Artble: Johannes Vermeer
Presents the dutch artist's biography, style and technique along with the critical reception of his art. Provides a gallery of his works.
BBC News- Crowds expected for Vermeers
Article about the Vermeer exhibition at London's National Gallery
Links and information on books about the life and work of the painter.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
In-depth analysis of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring, with extensive resources.
Glazing in the Art of Johannes Vermeer
The old masters painting technique used by Johannes Vermeer.
The Guardian - Johannes Vermeer
Collected news and comment on the artist and his works.
Haber's Art: Jan Vermeer's Delicate Balance
John Haber's review on Vermeer's delicate balance.
Short biography but good illustrated guide to his paintings.
Johannes Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance
In-depth study of this work and the artist from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
The Vermeer Art Gallery
Collection of Vermeer's six most famous paintings.
Years of speculation and controversy surround claims that the great Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer, used the camera obscura to create some of the most famous images in Western art.
Vermeer's Complete Work
A brief biography of Vermeer and information about all his paintings.
View of Delft
A guided art history tour through this painting of Vermeer, by Kees Kaldenbach, art historian.
World Art Treasures: Vermeer
Biography, paintings and online puzzles of his work.
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