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  2. 2.    Jan Vermeer    1632-1675       Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter who excelled in portraying comfortable interior scenes that are composed with mathematical clarity and suffused with cool, silvery light.      Jan Vermeer, also called Jan van der Meer van Delft, was born in Delft and baptized on October 31, 1632.      After serving a 6-year apprenticeship, he was admitted in 1653 to the guild of Saint Luke of Delft as a master painter. Vermeer made a modest living as an art dealer rather than as a painter.      Only 35 of Vermeer's canvases have survived, and none appears to have been sold. Their small number is the result of Vermeer's deliberate, methodical work habits, comparatively short life, and the disappearance of many of his paintings during the period of obscurity following his death in Delft on December 15, 1675.      With a few exceptions, including some landscapes, street scenes, and portraits, Vermeer painted sunlit domestic interiors in which one or two figures are shown engaged in reading, writing, or playing musical instruments. Vermeer was a master of composition and in the representation of space.      Vermeer was forgotten after his death and not rediscovered until the late 19th century. His reputation steadily increased thereafter. He is today considered one of the greatest Dutch painters.
  3. 3. A woman asleep
  4. 4. Art Painting
  5. 5. The Concert
  6. 6. Street in Delft
  7. 7. Girl with a Pearl Earring
  8. 8. The Geographer
  9. 9. The Girl with the Red Hat
  10. 10. The quitar player
  11. 11. Woman Holding a Balance
  12. 12. Milkmaid
  13. 13. The Lacemaker
  14. 14. Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
  15. 15. Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
  16. 16. Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
  17. 17. Soldier and a Laughing Girl
  18. 18. The procuress
  19. 19. Lady Writing a letter with Her Maid
  20. 20. A lady Standing at a Virginal
  21. 21. To Love Letter
  22. 22. The Music Lesson
  23. 23. Woman with a Lute
  24. 24. A Lady and Two Gentlemen
  25. 25. Girl Interrupted at her Music
  26. 26. Diana and Her Companions
  27. 27. Young Girl Wich a Flute
  28. 28. Allegory of faith
  29. 29. A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal
  30. 30. A young woman seated at the Virginals
  31. 31. The Glass of Wine
  32. 32. Woman with a pearl necklace
  33. 33. A Lady Writing
  34. 34. Astronomer
  35. 35. View of Delft
  36. 36. T H E E N D May.28.2009 A.C