Vermeer De schilder die de tijd stilzet


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Büttner provides a clear analysis of Vermeer’s painting and paints a rich picture of the seventeenth-century Delft in which the painter lived.

Who doesn’t know The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring? Like few other artists, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) shaped our vision of the seventeenth-century Netherlands with his unforgettable portraits and beautiful interior paintings. In Vermeer you can watch the fascinating paintings of this world-famous painter with the well-known art connoisseur Nils Büttner. In addition to a clear explanation of his painting, Büttner also provides a versatile picture of the period in which Vermeer lived. Contemporaries, including Rembrandt, themes in seventeenth-century painting, the political-economic situation in the Netherlands and the role of Delft are discussed briefly and concisely. Büttner also talks about the stories depicted in the paintings, which are usually difficult for a viewer to fathom nowadays. This makes the paintings even more beautiful and makes Vermeer’s genius even greater.

An indispensable book for art lovers – with color illustrations of all Vermeer’s paintings


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Nils Büttner (1967) is Professor of Medieval and Modern Art History at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. He specializes in German and Dutch early art and cultural history. He previously wrote books about Hieronymus Bosch, Vermeer and Rembrandt, among others.

Weight0,366 kg
Dimensions20,7 × 13,3 × 2,4 cm
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Büttner, Nils







Publication date



Meulenhoff Boekerij


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