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Vermeer (1)

Anthony Bailey

Categoria: Arte

Editore: Rizzoli
Anno: 2001
Lingua: Italianoa
Rilegatura: Flessibile
359 pagine

ISBN 13: 9788817060745
ISBN 10: 8817060747

Johannes Vermeer has always been considered the most elusive of great artists, but this book tracks him down to his home town, taking us back to seventeenth-century Delft in a piece of historical writing that does justice to its now timeless subject. A brilliant blend of scholarly research and more recent findings, A View of Delft sketches a vivid portrait of the Protestant innkeeper’s son who married a prosperous Catholic girl and had 15 children of whom 11 survived. It also introduces us to Vermeer’s colleagues and fellow-citizens, and charts his celebrity out of Holland, including his effect on Proust and Hitler, among others. Vermeer died in obscurity at the age of forty-three, leaving fewer than forty paintings, many now considered masterpieces.

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