Vermeer Taschen Complete Paintings Book

Vermeer

I have always loved Vermeer but have more recently become obsessed with his work. So, came into my lap this book for my birthday! The reproductions in this volume are of the highest quality. It is incredible getting to see very crisp images of details and having such a wonderful resource to study and learn from or simply enjoy looking at! The essays included are rich in information and enjoyable to read. The writer gives the reader a sense of what the environment was like in Delft during Vermeer’s time—which painters he may have been influenced by and been in contact with. There is very little information known about Vermeer — getting a more three dimensional view of how he may have developed as a person and painter gives further insight. It is a pricey volume, but highly recommend this book!