Vermeer and the Delft School

Vermeer and the Delft School

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Walter Liedtke, curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has assembled a splendid catalog of Vermeer and his artistic milieu. Seven lengthy, well-illustrated chapters (Liedtke wrote five, Dutch art historians Michiel Plomp and Marten Jan Bok wrote the others) describe life in the city of Delft; the painters Carel Fabritius, Leonart Bramer, and others who preceded Vermeer; the careers of Vermeer and De Hooch; the making of drawings and prints in 17th-century Delft; and the collecting of art in the same period. The catalog follows: each painting, print, and drawing accompanied by a lengthy catalog essay. Oversize: 12.25x9.75q. c. Book News Inc.69-70, fig. 5a. Slatkes 1981, p. 28, suggests that she also expects a coin, but the gesture looks rhetorical. ... Vermeer used a pin and string to draw the orthogonals of his perspective scheme: see Washington, The Hague 1995-96, pp. 69-71, onanbsp;...

Title:Vermeer and the Delft School
Author:Walter A. Liedtke, Michiel Plomp, Axel Rüger, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), National Gallery (Great Britain)
Publisher:Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2001-01-01


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