Synopsis by Sally Barber
From the six-tape series Art of the Netherlands -- The Dutch Masters comes a penetrating and comprehensive look at the life, work, and times of painter Jan Vermeer. Despite the fact that only three dozen of Vermeer's paintings having survived, his ability to manipulate light and his sensitive representation of ordinary life have set him apart as one of the greatest talents in Western art. This film explores Vermeer's distinctive style and techniques. With footage shot on location, viewers discover Vermeer's world and the artist's inspirations.
art, artist, career, creativity, painting, techniques