The paintings of Johannes Vermeer are intriguing for their subjects as well as for the artisti's use of light and color, proportion and scale. This film guides the viewer through an exploration of Vermeer's paintings by examining the "secrets" of his technique through x-ray analysis, infrared reflectography, and computer technology--Container.
"The 550 reproductions are just plain magnificent."--The New Orleans Picayune. Updated Lippmann, Hofstede de Groot edition, with definitive scholarly apparatus. All portraits, biblical sketches, landscapes, nudes, Oriental figures, classical studies, together with selection of work by followers.
Royal Academy of Arts
"No old master or modern artist begins to match the variety of landscapes Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/9-1682) depicted during the course of his career, nor his grandeur of conception and skill in portraying natural phenomena. His themes span identifiable towns, cities, and castles; rural scenes, both cultivated and wild; seascapes and shore scenes; rivers, bridges and sluices; rushing torrents and Scandinavian waterfalls." "In this illustrated book,...