The Netherlands Art Mrs van mieghem

Johannes Vermeer


Full Name:Johannes Vermeer

Short Name:Vermeer

Date of Birth:31 Oct 1632

Date of Death:15 Dec 1675

Vermeer was a realist painter who focused on chiaroscuro and became a master in using this technique. The artist delighted in the technicalities of the camera obscura that had emerged in Dutch markets at this time and was an avid fan of using various lens and glass contraptions to discover new forms of capturing light in various contexts.

Personal Life

There is little information about Vermeer's personal life. He seems to have devoted his time to his work and never left his hometown of Delft. The mystery surrounding Vermeer led to Thoré Bürger naming him "The Sphinx of Delft".

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Created with images by jasonlsraia - "Amsterdam" • Taymaz Valley - "Girl with a Pearl Earring" • zugaldia - "DSC04585" • tonynetone - "Frick Collection from October 22, 2013 to January 19, 2014 Johannes Vermeer" • Frenkieb - "Girl with the pearl earring" • romanboed - "Mauritshuis Museum" • Glyn Lowe Photoworks. - "The Rijksmuseum" • leoncillo sabino - "Johannes Vermeer The Milkmaid" • EU2016NL - "Paintings of Johannes Vermeer" • Ben Sutherland - "View Of Houses In Delft, Known As The Little Street, by Johannes Vermeer (1658): Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam" • emoro - "museum box amsterdam" • EU2016NL - "Paintings of Johannes Vermeer" • Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos - "Debbie Wong's - West Springfield MA"

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