Johannes Vermeer - View of Delft

12:54 PM 4shraf 0 Comments

Johannes Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.
This is Delft from the south. There is hardly a breath of wind and the city has an air of tranquillity. Vermeer reflected this tranquillity in his composition, by making three horizontal strips: water, city and sky. He also painted the buildings a bit neater than they actually were.

I like this work because Vermeer used the basics of painting, foreground, middle ground and background while making it look really beautiful in my opinion. I am impressed at how modern it was in the 16th Century. I also like how the reflections of the buildings is depicted on the water and it takes a lot of skill to do that.