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Vermeers Hat

Vermeers Hat Author by : Timothy Brook
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-10-22
Publisher by : Penguin Canada
ISBN : 9780143191001
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Total Download : 864

In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer’s paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery—what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer’s hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces of silver, mined in Peru, might be used to purchase the Chinese porcelain seen in other Vermeer paintings. Moving outward from
Category: History

Vermeer S Hat

Vermeer S Hat Author by : Timothy Brook
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-07-09
Publisher by : Profile Books
ISBN : 9781847652546
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Total Download : 999

In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behi
Category: History

Vermeer S Hat

Vermeer S Hat Author by : Timothy Brook
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-08-01
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 159691727X
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Total Download : 977

In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global. A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty--but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an expanding world. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver f
Category: Art

Vermeer S Hat

Vermeer S Hat Author by : Timothy Brook
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009
Publisher by : Profile Books(GB)
ISBN : 1846681200
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Total Download : 215

In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behi
Category: Civilization, Modern
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