- Oct 28, 2017
I find to Vermeer to be absolutely fascinating. Such an incredibly small body of work (only 34 known paintings in existence), fell into obscurity for about 200 years, and they still have no clue who taught him to paint in an era where everyone learned from a master.Not going to check 10 pages but I have been studying Vermeer and man, his stuff is beautiful. I remember in 2013 I got a chance to see Girl with a Pearl Earring here in NYC, and we have the Frick and Met with some of his work as well. I have Taschen's giant book of Vermeer paintings. They're very relaxing and just look nice.
Like Vermeer? Check out de Hooch, Faubritius, van Ostade!
One thing I never realised until recently: Mount Fuji is in the middle of the image. Secondly: this isn't a painting but a woodblock print that was made through a back and forth collaboration between Hokusai, woodblock carvers and printers.
I can stare at these for hours. This guy is amazing.
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I've been obsessed with that painting all week, I think it's my favourite ever. The only way I'm ever going to be able to see it is if I learn German, book a trip to Austria and get a guided tour at the Liechtenstein collection.
That was going to be my next Image of the Day! Absolutely haunting.
The town does not exist
After my visit to Tate Britain I ended up buying this watercolour via their site: The Blue Rigi, Sunrise.Something sort of related to the topic itself:
There's going to be a JMW Turner exposition near me and I'm fucking ITCHING to go. It's a collection of his watercolors, brought here in cooperation with Tate Britain, for the first time in Chile. I'll probably go next weekend :D
that's a beautiful one :)After my visit to Tate Britain I ended up buying this watercolour via their site: The Blue Rigi, Sunrise.
He's got more well known art I could have got, but this one appealed to me most to have in my room. I like to imagine I am the mountain, calm in the face of adversity. Unlike those birds scattering because of one little boat. Cowards!!!