Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Episode 55: Johannes Vermeer

Julia and Jo talk about Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch Baroque painter who is famous for his domestic interiors of the middle class and in particular his painting called,  Girl with a Pearl Earring , painted in 1665

Vermeer was an art dealer, an inn keeper, the head of the guild of St. Luke, the father of fifteen children and a well respected painter. He was by all accounts a very busy man and so perhaps it is not altogether surprising that there are only thirty-four works that are attributed to him today.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about this fascinating man.
The Love Letter, ca. 1668

The Art of Painting or Allegory of Painting, 1668
Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665

The Kitchen Maid, 1657-58
Next week Julia and Megan will be talking about Romanesque Architecture! Should be an interesting podcast.

Also, we would like to apologize for not having our new Sort but Sweet episodes up yet. We've run into some issues and will be postponing those for some time.

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