The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art
In this innovative look at seven paintings by Jan Vermeer, author Bob Raczka takes on the role of interviewer and the people in the paintings become his willing subjects. From The Milkmaid to The Geographer, Raczka teases out fascinating details about these gorgeous works of art and their mysterious creator. As you might imagine, after more than three hundred years of silence, the characters inside these paintings have much to share.
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Amsterdam Antoni van Leeuwenhoek art historians art scholars ARTIST beautiful Bit of Wanderlust Blue Reading Bob Raczka called the painter camera obscura Catharina clothes fit clues companion of joy Conversation curtain doesn’t Dutch easel empty chair famous favorite feel foot warmer gaze GEOG Greek mythology hand harpsichord Hendrick Hondius interview Jan Vermeer lady’s head lion’s lived in Delft look Love Stories MAID Master Vermeer never Master Vermeer painted Master Vermeer understood medicine for sorrow Milkmaid mirror MODEL Muse of History Museum Music Lesson mysterious Netherlands night rail opening the window Oriental rug painter of light painting differently paintings show women Pearl Earring pearls hanging pull your eyes read my painting Reading a Letter rectangles Rijksmuseum someone Sphinx of Delft STUDENT there’s three hundred TUTOR Vermeer put Vermeer’s paintings show visual tricks wall Water Pitcher What’s Willem Janszoon Blaeu Woman in Blue World War II young lady