Vermeer Studies - Gaskell, Ivan; Jonker, Michiel - Yale University Press
Art and Architecture

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Studies in the History of Art Series

Published by the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts / Distributed by Yale University Press  

Vermeer Studies

  • Edited by Ivan Gaskell and Michiel Jonker
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More than three centuries after he created them, the exquisite, enigmatic paintings of Johannes Vermeer continue to intrigue. In this volume, twenty-three scholars, conservators, and scientists investigate Vermeer’s art and the milieu in which he worked. They offer a wide range of approaches to the Dutch master, including technical studies of his paintings, iconological studies of his imagery, archival studies of his immediate surroundings, and historical studies of the reception of his art.

Together, the writings of these contributors provide insight into the current state of understanding of Vermeer’s art. The authors focus particular attention on the unique qualities of his paintings and explore the interpretive significance of his subtle formal devices, his use of pictures within pictures, and the physical construction of his works.

Ivan Gaskell is Margaret S. Winthrop Curator, Department of Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Michiel Jonker is keeper of the collection, Royal Cabinet of Paintings, Mauritshuis, The Hague.