THE ART OF PAINTING Circa 1666-7 (120Cm X 100cm) Johannes Vermeer Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Glover, Michael, The Independent (London, England)
In its making, this painting is utterly characteristic of the mature Vermeer: admire the warmth and the moistness, if not the butteriness, of the light; the different weight and tactile force of the colours, shifting from soft and yielding through to hard-edged; the lovely, almost seemingly effortless, manipulation of perspective; and the way he has organized objects and people within the space of the painting - to such an extent that what we are looking at almost has an air of inevitability about it. And yet it offers a little something extra too, this painting, something we meet less frequently in this artist's work. Is there not just a gentle touch of self-conscious panache, …
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Publication information: Article title: THE ART OF PAINTING Circa 1666-7 (120Cm X 100cm) Johannes Vermeer Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Contributors: Glover, Michael - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 24, 2012. Page number: 26. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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