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The Resource Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley

Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley

Label
Traces of Vermeer
Title
Traces of Vermeer
Statement of responsibility
Jane Jelley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time; and we feel it to be real. We might hope for some answers from the experts, but they are confounded too. Even with the modern technology available, they do not know why there is no evidence of any preliminary drawing; why there are shifts in focus; and why his pictures are unusually blurred. Some wonder if he might possibly have used a camera obscura to capture what he saw before him. The few traces Vermeer has left behind tell us little: there are no letters or diaries; and no reports of him at work. Jane Jelley has taken a new path in this detective story. A painter herself, she has worked with the materials of his time: the cochineal insect and lapis lazuli; the sheep bones, soot, earth and rust. She shows us how painters made their pictures layer by layer; she investigates old secrets; and hears travellers' tales. She explores how Vermeer could have used a lens in the creation of his masterpieces. The clues were there all along. After all this time, now we can unlock the studio door, and catch a glimpse of Vermeer inside, painting light." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time; and we feel it to be real
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599393
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jelley, Jane
Dewey number
700-9492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Peinture
  • Vermeer van Delft, Jan
Target audience
adult
Label
Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A painter at home -- Colours of Delft -- Substance and supports -- Working in the studio -- Layers and layers -- Through the lens -- A glimpse of Vermeer -- The brightness of day -- Into the dark -- Printed light
Control code
ocn980434598
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780198789727
Lccn
2017931326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980434598
Label
Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A painter at home -- Colours of Delft -- Substance and supports -- Working in the studio -- Layers and layers -- Through the lens -- A glimpse of Vermeer -- The brightness of day -- Into the dark -- Printed light
Control code
ocn980434598
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780198789727
Lccn
2017931326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980434598

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