Tag Archives: Vermeer

Another mysterious Vermeer sighting

Saturday Woke up today tired after another night of broken sleep. I’ve enjoyed the communal living, but it comes with a price. A female roommate turned out to be a snorer – and no degree of earplugs could block out … Continue reading

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One Last Trip

Here it is. My last trip overseas. I realized that as of July it will have been four years since I started this whole seemingly impulsive project to visit all of Vermeer’s paintings. I never would have believed that it … Continue reading

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Tim’s Vermeer I recently went to see the documentary called Tim’s Vermeer. It recounts the obsessive journey that inventor and entrepreneur Tim Jenison took to create his own Vermeer painting. He’d long been obsessed with Vermeer’s work and wondered like … Continue reading

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Vermeer and Music

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

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The Art of Painting

Friday, July 6 I wake up at 9 AM, my first sleep-in of the entire trip.  I decide to take it easy and read up a bit more on Vienna before I explore it.  I have breakfast at Café Einstein … Continue reading

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Berlin and a Big Miss

Sunday July 1 Berlin and a big miss I arrive at the Dankerwardrode Castle promptly at ten the next morning just as they were opening the massive wooden and iron bolted door.  Once inside, I found what has to be … Continue reading

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