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Jan Vermeer (1632 - 1675)  Dutch, Baroque

The Girl with a Pearl Earring c. 1665

one of the greatest paintings of all time

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Dutch Baroque Painting -  17th Century, Holland, Dutch Golden Age, shallow space, prosperity, social solidarity, rise of the merchant class, international commerce, Protestant, commercial art galleries, Protestantism, naturalistic details, trompe l’oeil, shallow theatrical space, wealthy patrons, tenebrism,  loose style, genre paintings  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  realistic use of colors and  light

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Refrences -  The French Impressionists (1860-1900), by Camille Mauclair