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Did Vermeer make mistakes? What is the Milkmaid preparing in her kitchen? Is the Girl with a Pearl Earring really a masterpiece and is her pearl a fake? Why did the artist's reputation vaporize so quickly after he died? What tricks and special colors did he use?

Bolstered by his lifelong study of Vermeer and by his decades of experience as a professional painter, Jonathan Janson, author of the Essential Vermeer website, takes an original stance and explains Vermeer's life and work in more human and down-to-earth terms. In this lavishing illustrated study, the author offers 25 rare glimpses into the artist's day-to-day experiences and struggles both inside and outside the confines of his studio.

25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know about Vermeer: Tricks, Troubles and Triumphs of a Great Dutch Master
Jonathan Janson
2021 | PDF | $6.95

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Dutch Painting

How to Pronounce the Names of Some Dutch Painting Masters

In order to familiarize the English speaking public with the Dutch pronunciation of important Dutch painter's names, Mr. Marco Schuffelen, a friend of Essential Vermeer, has graciously created the MP3 files expressly for this page. Vist his site, Dutch Pronounced!, to explore a wealth of information about Dutch language and Dutch culture in general. Also available is a CD with Dutch prounciation.

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  • Willem van Aelst
  • Hendrick Avercamp
  • Dirck van Baburen
  • Gillis Gillisz de Bergh
  • Paulus Bor

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  • Ambrosio Bosschaert
  • Leonaert Bramer
  • Adriaen Brouwer
  • Hendrick ter Brugghen
  • Hendrick van der Burgh
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  • Adriaen Coorte
  • Aelbert Cuyp
  • Gerrit Dou
  • Willem Drost
  • Karel Dujardin

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  • Pieter Janssens Elinga
  • Cesar van Everdingen
  • Carel Fabritius
  • Jan van Goyen
  • Frans Hals
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  • Maerten van Heemskerck
  • Bartholomeus van der Helst
  • Jan van der Heyden
  • Meyndert Hobbema
  • Gerard van Honthorst

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  • Pieter de Hoogh
  • Samuel van Hoogstraaten
  • Gerard Houckgeest
  • Willem Kalf
  • Philip Koninck
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  • Maerten van Heemskerck
  • Bartholomeus van der Helst
  • Jan van der Heyden
  • Meyndert Hobbema
  • Gerard van Honthorst

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  • Judith Jansdochter Leyster
  • Nicolaes Maes
  • Gabriel Metsu
  • Frans van Mieris
  • Jan Miense Molenaar
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  • Caspar Netscher
  • Jacob Ochtervelt
  • Adriaen van Ostade
  • Antonie Palamedesz
  • Egbert van der Poel

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  • Johannes Verkolje
  • Daniel Vosmaer
  • Jacobus Vrel
  • Emmanuel de Witte
  • Philips Wouwermans
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Jacob van Ruisdael
  • ieter Jansz Saenredam
  • Godfried Schalken
  • Hendrick Sorg

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  • Jan Steen
  • Michael Sweerts
  • Gerrit ter Borch
  • Willem van de Velde
  • Jacob van Velsen

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