Category Archives: Delft

News: Girl With a Pearl Earring is Dust

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  This artist find from DesignTaxi.com is bringing old masters to new mediums and breathing a life into works that may never have gotten to see the back of a Chevy.   Artist Scott Wade told DesignTaxi that he describes his pieces as “dirty car art.” But his “dust paintings” are much more, created with a hand adept at shading ... Read More »

News: The Young Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), The Procuress, 1656

The Mauritshuis Picture Gallery in The Hague, The Netherlands, hosts one of the most famous collections of Dutch and Flemish art in the world. Opened in 1822, the gallery is housed in the former manor of count John Maurice of Nassau and was built between 1636 and 1641.   Through August 22nd, the gallery will be home to a groundbreaking ... Read More »

News: A Pop Journey Through Art History

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L’Ogre on Vimeo.   L’Ogre Productions did an amazing job of reconstructing famous works of art in their video for Franco-Americn band Hold Your Horses! Keep an eye out for the references to Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring, Munch’s The Scream and Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Read More »

Upper East Side Girls: Nine of Vermeer’s Maids Living In Manhattan

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  There’s something about New York—the power, the money, the energy—that attracts the most beautiful women from all over the earth—350-year-old Delft maidens included. Odd as it may seem to regular consumers of high European culture, New York City, and specifically the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan, holds more examples of Delft master Joannes Vermeer’s art than ... Read More »

Art Bounty Hunt: Find the Lost Vermeer, Win $5 Million!

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  Ok, it’s not really all that simple or exciting—but it’s more fun this way. See, about 20 years ago, some enterprising burglars with excellent taste broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as policemen and made off with 13 paintings including three Rembrandts and a Vermeer—a total value of between $250 and $300 million. Not bad for 81 ... Read More »

Newly Authenticated Van Gogh Offers a Very Different Look at a Familiar Artist

  Take a look at that dark, but still vibrant, painting of Paris’ famous Le Blute-Fin windmill on the left there. It may resemble something you once spied in your dentist’s office, but, according to new findings, it may very well be an original Vincent Van Gogh. But where, you say, are the flourishes of sunlight, the telegraphed geometric shapes ... Read More »

Masterpiece Theater: Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis, The Hague

  It’s been a museum and a murder scene, a palace and a private home, but today, the Mauritshuis (Korte Vijverberg 8, The Hague, Netherlands) is home to one of Europe’s premier art collections. There you’ll find the so-called “Mona Lisa of the North,” Johannes Vermeer’s famed portrait, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and the rest of the royal ... Read More »

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