Vermeer in Words

Vermeer in Words

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The poems of VERMEER IN WORDS explore the inner workings of the Dutch mastera€™s exquisite paintings, both in order to articulate their aesthetic principles and to reveal some of their deeper intimations. For fuller context, the poems and paintings are interleaved with short passages describing 17th century Dutch history, art, and society. What emerges is a collection that celebrates Vermeera€™s unique gifts while plumbing his personal predicament, values, and artistic achievements. Anyone who loves Vermeer will find the book a rich reading experience.Very few noted artists of the Dutch Golden Age were sons of manual laborers, artisans, seamen, fisherman, or peasants. Most, when not themselves the sons of other artists... were sons of highly trained specialists constituting a new civic type anbsp;...

Title:Vermeer in Words
Author:Ken Lauter
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2013-02-04


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