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Looking Over Vermeer’s Shoulder: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Fine Painting Techniques and Studio Practices with Particular Focus on the Work of Johannes Vermeer By Jonathan Janson
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"Looking Over Vermeer's Shoulder" is the comprehensive eBook about the materials, techniques and studio practices of Johannes Vermeer, and those of his most advanced colleagues. In-depth... More > research reveals his unique treatment light, color, composition and perspective as well as how he painted some of the most defining yet overlooked motifs of his interior scenes. Detailed information describes the artist’s studio environment, how he devised his perfectly balanced scenes, and how he was inspired and made use of the camera obscura. Each passage of Vermeer’s multi-step procedure is unraveled allowing the reader to follow how he patiently built up his masterpieces from the stretching of his canvas to the final touches that bring life to months of unremitting labor. With over 300 color images, the author combines his life-long study of Vermeer’s art and his qualifications as a trained painter to create an intimate, three-dimensional view Vermeer that no iconographical or art historical study can yield.< Less

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