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On The Trail of Vermeer, Finding Inspiration at The Maurithuis

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  Naturally, any journey into Vermeer (outside of New York City) should begin in Delft, the city that provided the Dutch master with the light and settings that make his work such a wonder of human achievement. For a full walking tour of the town, there’s no place better to look than in the pages of our “ART + TRAVEL ... 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 »

Master Vermeer Forger Han van Meegeren Gets The Retrospective Treatment

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  When it comes to art and art history, we’ll go out of our way for an authentic experience. Sure, between the Frick and the Met, eight of the 37 acknowledged paintings by Vermeer in existence are just a walk away from our offices. But to really understand Vermeer, to get an authentic experience of his art, we suggest you ... Read More »

Gauguin Takes Up Residence in Van Gogh Museum for “Breakthrough Into Modernity”

  The relationship between the Van Goghs (Vincent and Theo) and Paul Gauguin was long and complicated. Theo purchased, sold, and commissioned the painter’s work while Vincent, then just a struggling artist and brother of a successful dealer, befriended and attempted to collaborate with the far more grounded and well-regarded Gauguin. It was a difficult relationship between the two, strained ... Read More »

Experience “Starry Night” Through Our New “Art + Travel” Guidebook

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  Just like that wonderful day in high school when the yearbooks arrived, our offices are filled with excitement and the smell of freshly bound pages as our newest title, “Art + Travel: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters” were dropped off this morning. A unique tour through five European culture capitals, “Art + Travel” walks you through ... Read More »

Before and After “Views on Delft” Offer Different Takes on a Vermeer Classic

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  Without a doubt, Johannes Vermeer’s painting “View on Delft” (above, 1659 – 60, courtesy of The Mauritshuis in the Hague) is the most famous vista of that Dutch city which was home to the artist, and the school of light-infused, painstakingly rendered school that both supported him and grew in fame and influence due to his contributions and guidance. ... Read More »

Masterpiece Theater: Mauritshuis

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  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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