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Art restoration is a term that has acquired dubious connotations since it suggests returning a work to its original state – something that it essentially impossible. Over the centuries, restorers have subjected paintings to all kinds of treatments, some … Continue reading
Sept 20, 2012 Musical instruments figure prominently in Vermeer’s paintings as they did in 17th-century Dutch society. Vermeer included instruments in thirteen of his paintings, seven of which featured stringed instruments (not including keyboard). Of these examples the guitar is … Continue reading
At my first glance at Vermeer’s Art of Painting in person I was struck immediately with its complexity and harmony. This masterpiece is a complicated work woven together with many elements and underlying mysteries, many of which have not been … Continue reading