Allegory of Painting
THE ALLEGORY OF PAINTING BY VERMEER: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS
Do you know The Allegory of Painting by Vermeer ? The artist never parted with this work and his wife didn’t succeed in keeping it with her.
The reasons are not clear, but it’s possible to formulate some hypotheses and hold this painting as a heirloom.
I had the chance to admire this painting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, many years ago.
I’ve already written a post about Vermeer’s works containing also this painting today I want to examine in depth.
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WHAT TO SEE AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM: THE UNMISSABLE MASTERPIECES
After the works housed at the Mauritshuis museum, in this second leg of the journey into Dutch art I’ll show you what to see at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
It’s one of the most visited museums and is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Dutch art history and its masterpieces.
Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Floris van Dyck and Hans Bollongier are the artists you shouldn’t miss at the Rijksmuseum that you can also explore from home by making a virtual tour (you’ll find the link at the end of the post).
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MAURITSHUIS MUSEUM WORKS: THE UNMISSABLE MASTERPIECES TO ADMIRE
Mauritshuis museum works and unmissable masterpieces of a Dutch museum famous for his collection of paintings boasting masterpieces of the art of the Dutch Golden Age including works by Joannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Carel Fabritius. This post is the first of six legs of a journey to discover art, museums and masterpieces of the Netherlands. Are you ready to get inspired by the marvels of Dutch art? Let’s go!
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VERMEER’S WORKS: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Vermeer’s works to see to know the exponent of a painting based on the depiction of scenes of ordinary life.
Only very few works by Johannes Vermeer have survived.
It’s said that they are only 36 and most depict domestic interiors with people doing ordinary activities.
In this post you’ll find the most important works by Vermeer, useful information about where you can admire them and some curious facts about the life of the Dutch artist.
ART IN TUSCANY: CITIES TO DISCOVER
There’s plenty of art in Tuscany to see, but, apart from Florence, which are the cities to discover?
Florence is certainly the starting point of every trip to Tuscany and to know what to see in this charming city, take a look at the list of works of art in Florence you shouldn’t miss.
If, instead, you are going to explore other cities of Tuscany, rich of art as well, here are some places you can’t miss and which will leave you breathless.
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