Traces of Vermeer

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Author: Jane Jelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198789726

Category:

Page: 368

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Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time; and we feel it to be real. We might hope for some answers from the experts, but they are confounded too. Even with the modern technology available, they do not know why there is no evidence of any preliminary drawing; why there are shifts in focus; and why his pictures are unusually blurred. Some wonder if he might possibly have used a camera obscura to capture what he saw before him. The few traces Vermeer has left behind tell us little: there are no letters or diaries; and no reports of him at work. Jane Jelley has taken a new path in this detective story. A painter herself, she has worked with the materials of his time: the cochineal insect and lapis lazuli; the sheep bones, soot, earth and rust. She shows us how painters made their pictures layer by layer; she investigates old secrets; and hears travellers' tales. She explores how Vermeer could have used a lens in the creation of his masterpieces. The clues were there all along. After all this time, now we can unlock the studio door, and catch a glimpse of Vermeer inside, painting light.

Vermeer

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Author: Nils Büttner

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406597923

Category: Painters

Page: 126

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Summary: Nils Büttners konzise und lebendige Einführung zeichnet das Leben des Malers nach, stellt sein Werk in seinen historischen und sozialen Zusammenhängen vor und erklärt die Symbolik der Bilder, die noch heute oft als rätselhaft gelten.

Geheimes Wissen

verlorene Techniken der alten Meister wiederentdeckt

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Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896604057

Category:

Page: 328

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Vermeer

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Author: Lawrence Gowing,Johannes Vermeer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212763

Category: Art

Page: 160

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An overview of the life and work of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter, famous for creating realistic scenes of everyday life.

Neu-York

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Author: Francis Spufford

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400062X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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«Wie ein neu entdeckter Roman von Henry Fielding mit Bonusmaterial von Martin Scorsese.» (The Times) 1746 in einer kleinen englischen Kolonialstadt an der Spitze der Insel Manhattan: Neu-York wirkt auch Jahrzehnte nach der Eroberung durch die Briten immer noch recht holländisch; die alteingesessenen Familien reden Englisch mit Akzent, am Hafen weht der Union Jack über schmalen Fachwerkhäusern, am anderen Ende der Stadt ist der Broad Way (vorher Breede Weg) auf Höhe der Wall Street durch ein Tor versperrt. Draußen hängen Skalps: Verbündete Indianerstämme haben sie französischen Soldaten abgenommen. Eines Tages steigt ein Brite namens Smith im Regen von einem aus London kommenden Segler. Der junge Mann scheint über Geld zu verfügen, er trägt den Wechsel einer Londoner Bank mit sich. Schnell findet er Zugang zur Gesellschaft, wird er zu einer Berühmtheit in der Stadt. Leider auch bei den Falschen: Smith wird überfallen und ausgeraubt. Niemand darf von der prekären neuen Lage erfahren, das Schuldgefängnis droht. Und dann kommt Smiths Affäre mit der Frau eines hohen Offiziers ans Licht. Ein Duell ist unumgänglich, und ausgerechnet sein bester Freund fordert ihn, ein exzellenter Fechter. Doch dann nimmt das Schicksal unseres Helden eine weitere überraschende Wendung – es wird nicht die letzte sein in diesem phantastischen, geistreichen, spannenden Wunderwerk von einem Roman.

Jan Vermeer

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Author: Brad Finger,Johannes Vermeer

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This is the story of an outstanding painter whose work is one of the glories of the Dutch Golden Age.

A Study of Vermeer, Revised and Enlarged Edition

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Author: Edward Snow,Johannes Vermeer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520071322

Category: Art

Page: 217

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Edward Snow's A Study of Vermeer, first published in 1979 and here presented in an expanded and elaborately revised version, starts from a single premise: that we respond so intensely to Vermeer because his paintings reach so deeply into our lives. Our desire for images, the distances that separate us, the validations we seek from the still world, the traces of ghostliness in our own human presence—these, the book proposes, are Vermeer's themes, which he pursues with a realism always in touch with the uncanny. As Snow traces the many counterpoised sensations that make up Vermeer's equanimity, he leads us into a world of nuances and surprise. A Study of Vermeer is passionate and visual in its commitments. Snow works from the conviction that viewing pictures is a reciprocal act—symbiotic, consequential, real. His discussions of Vermeer's paintings are conducted in a language of patient observation, and they involve the reader in an experience of deepening relation and ongoing visual discovery. The book has been designed to facilitate this process: over eighty illustrations, fifty-nine in color (including two full-page foldouts), accompany the text so that the details Snow illuminates will be continally in view. Here is a book to enthrall not only students of Vermeer, but anyone who feels the exhilaration of what Cézanne called "thinking in images."

Compendium of Trace Metals and Marine Biota

Volume 2: Vertebrates

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Author: Ronald Eisler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080963532

Category: Science

Page: 522

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Each book has two main goals 1. Determine baseline concentrations of metals and metalloids in tissues of representative field populations of estuarine coastal, and open ocean organisms (Book 1:algae and macrophytes, protists, sponges, coelenterates, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, chaetognaths, annelids, echinoderms, and tunicates) (Book 2: elasmobranchs, fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals) and their significance to organism health and to the health of their consumers. 2. Synthesize existing information on biological, chemical, and physical factors known to modify uptake, retention, and translocation of each element under field and laboratory conditions. Recognition of the importance of these modifiers and their accompanying interactions is essential to the understanding of metals kinetics in marine systems and to the interpretation of baseline residue data. Synthesizes existing information on biological, chemical, and physical factors known to modify uptake, retention, and translocation of each element Aids understanding of metals kinetics in marine systems Allows the interpretation of baseline residue data.

Vermeer's Family Secrets

Genius, Discovery, and the Unknown Apprentice

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Author: Benjamin Binstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415966647

Category: Art

Page: 428

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Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In Vermeer's Family Secrets, Benjamin Binstock revolutionizes how we think about Vermeer's work and life. Vermeer, The Sphinx of Delft, is famously a mystery in art: despite the common claim that little is known of his biography, there is actually an abundance of fascinating information about Vermeer's life that Binstock brings to bear on Vermeer's art for the first time; he also offers new interpretations of several key documents pertaining to Vermeer that have been misunderstood. Lavishly illustrated with more than 180 black and white images and more than sixty color plates, the book also includes a remarkable color two-page spread that presents the entirety of Vermeer's oeuvre arranged in chronological order in 1/20 scale, demonstrating his gradual formal and conceptual development. No book on Vermeer has ever done this kind of visual comparison of his complete output. Like Poe's purloined letter, Vermeer's secrets are sometimes out in the open where everyone can see them. Benjamin Binstock shows us where to look. Piecing together evidence, the tools of art history, and his own intuitive skills, he gives us for the first time a history of Vermeer's work in light of Vermeer's life. On almost every page of Vermeer's Family Secrets, there is a perception or an adjustment that rethinks what we know about Vermeer, his oeuvre, Dutch painting, and Western Art. Perhaps the most arresting revelation of Vermeer's Family Secrets is the final one: in response to inconsistencies in technique, materials, and artistic level, Binstock posits that several of the paintings accepted as canonical works by Vermeer, are in fact not by Vermeer at all but by his eldest daughter, Maria. How he argues this is one of the book's many pleasures.

Jan Vermeer

the paintings

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Author: Johannes Vermeer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 155

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Vermeer and His Milieu

A Web of Social History

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Author: John Michael Montias

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691002897

Category: Art

Page: 472

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This book is not only a fascinating biography of one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century but also a social history of the colorful extended family to which he belonged and of the town life of the period. It explores a series of distinct worlds: Delft's Small-Cattle Market, where Vermeer's paternal family settled early in the century; the milieu of shady businessmen in Amsterdam that recruited Vermeer's grandfather to counterfeit coins; the artists, military contractors, and Protestant burghers who frequented the inn of Vermeer's father in Delft's Great Market Square; and the quiet, distinguished "Papists Corner" in which Vermeer, after marrying into a high-born Catholic family, retired to practice his art, while retaining ties with wealthy Protestant patrons. The relationship of Vermeer to his principal patron is one of many original discoveries in the book.

Vermeer's Camera

Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces

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Author: Philip Steadman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192803023

Category: Art

Page: 207

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Explores the possibility that Vermeer used the camera obscura to achieve the photographic qualities of his paintings and provides a history of the camera obscura, how it is used, and the composition of Vermeer's paintings.

Vermeer and Plato

Painting the Ideal

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Author: Robert D. Huerta

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838756069

Category: Art

Page: 148

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There are thirty-six illustrations."--Jacket.

A Study of Vermeer

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Author: Edward A. Snow,Johannes Vermeer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520071308

Category: Art

Page: 217

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Whether his paintings depict a remote view of the everyday life of a city, an intimate exchange between a man and a woman, or a solitary figure absorbed in some familiar activity, their quiet realism is in dialogue with the uncanny, and has the power both to estrange and reassure

Trace Substances in Environmental Health, XIX

Proceedings of the University of Missouri's 19th Annual Conference on Trace Substances in Environmental Health : Held at Memorial Union, University of Misosuri [sic], Columbia, Missouri, June 3,4,5 and 6, 1985

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Author: Delbert D. Hemphill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental health

Page: 466

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