About the Artist
Elegant, luminous, and serene, the paintings of Johannes Vermeer entrance the eye and calm the spirit. The Dutch Renaissance master's command of light, color, and texture has captivated art enthusiasts for centuries. Early in his career, he seemed to aspire to be a history painter, as his first works were large-scale mythological and religious paintings. He then began to paint the genre scenes, landscapes, and allegories for which he has become so renowned. While Vermeer's subject matter changed in the mid-1650s, he nevertheless continued to imbue his later works with the quiet, intimate moods he preferred in his early history paintings. His paintings of pale beauties in rich costumes, caught in moments of stillness and silence, are among the most loved works in museums worldwide.
Keep in touch with friends and family with this beautiful address book featuring 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) on the cover. Inside you will find alphabetical tabs and lined pages with space to organize addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers. The elastic closure (or bookmark band) and end papers are light blue, mirroring the blue of the girl's head scarf.
- 4.3 x 6.1 inches
- 144 pages