Here is more art of Johannes Vermeer, as I promised I would post from earlier on. I have selected works from his music theme. They were all painted around the same period. I will include another couple of his music paintings, to conclude this series. I still find his art captivating. Also there seems to be an essence of great vibrant colour in his art, and beautiful shape of his characters. Most impressive, and enjoyable to observe.
The Music Lesson by Johannes Vermeer
The Concert by Johannes Vermeer
Young Woman Seated by the Piano by Johannes Vermeer
8/8/2013 09:00:49 am
The limpid quality of the light in Vermeer's "The Music Lesson" is most impressive, and even more so when consider that the effect of limpidity is created by a number of relatively small areas of carefully placed vibrant "optical" white compared to the overall surface area of the painting. The "optical" white can be found coming through some though not all of the windows, on the wall behind and under the musical instrument, in the white marble floors tiles carefully placed diagonally to the painting's plane to create depth, in the white collar of student, in the white collar, white sash, and white cuffs of the teacher, and, finally, in the white pitcher placed on the rug covered table in the right, middleground to foreground of the painting. Truly Vermeer was a master painter.
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