Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beauty in Simple Things

I love art. One of my favorite painters is Johannes Vermeer. I became acquainted with Vermeer from reading Girl with the Pearl Earring.

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What I find so beautiful is the luminous quality of his paintings. The glow of the light is so beautiful.

Girl With a Pearl Earring

He painted interior home scenes of everyday, middle class people.

The Lacemaker

People doing simple things.

The Glass of Wine

The delicate bend of the arm enchants me.

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

Woman Holding a Balance

I love the richness of the colors, the lights and shadows. Vermeer was truly an amazing artist. 

The Geographer

Do you suppose Giraffe #28 is trying to look like the Girl With a Pearl Earring?

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