The Dutch Masters

The Dutch Masters


DVD - 2006
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"Born in 1632, only three dozen canvases survive from his working life. A resident of the Dutch city of Delft, it is Vermeer’s subject matter that is the first point of interest in his work. Unusually, he chose to depict scenes of ordinary, everyday life. His images are calm and precise, almost mathematical in their organization, while his ability to depict the effects of light are also remarkable, though for a long time his skills were almost completely unknown. It would be two hundred years after Vermeer’s death before his status as a Dutch Master began to be fully recognized."--Container.
Publisher: West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, [2006]
Branch Call Number: DVD 759.9492 D975v
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : Dolby digital stereo. sd., col. ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Kultur International Films
Alternative Title: Vermeer [videorecording (DVD)]


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Dec 28, 2015

A sympathetic overview. Explains his posthumous reputation. Describes his paintings, and style, but not virtually nothing of his techniques. Shows many of the paintings, but only briefly.

Nov 27, 2014

Jan Vermeer is only rivaled by Rembrandt. Vermeer takes the mundane along with light, real-life depictions of texture, and the masterful blending of colors, and gives it depth, profound importance, and power. His paintings of women suggest an indiscernible beauty, which few may comprehend. A true master.

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