Thursday, September 20, 2012

Painting: The View of Delft
Painter: Johannes Vermeer
Date: 1660
Medium: Oil on canvas
This painting is yet another accomplishment of my favorite painter, Johannes Vermeer. From what I can gather, it seems like it was done right after a rain storm when the sun was beginning to shine on his little town again. Notice the dark clouds moving away from the town and the bright sky coming towards it. One might ask, how would you know if the clouds were moving away from the town? From what I can see in the painting, it seems almost like the ground is saturated especially in some areas more than others, and it even seems like the buildings have a look of saturation as well. Plus the water level in the river looks higher than it usually would be. 

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