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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 and why is he so famous today? What tricks and special colors did he use? Bolstered by his lifelong study of Vermeer and decades of experience as a professional painter, Jonathan Janson reveals Vermeer's life and art in human, down-to-earth terms.

For anyone interested in Vermeer the man and Vermeer's art, rather than his myth, 25 Things You Didn't Know about Vermeer offers 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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In addition to the many recent books, articles and exhibition catalogues converging on the life and art of Johannes Vermeer, various Youtube videos merit mention. These videos showcase his art with appropriate cinematic force while providing interesting commentary.

Vermeer's Mania for Maps

James A. Welu
December, 2016

Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid: Descreet Object of Desire

Walter Liedtke
October, 2009

Which is the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring?

The Maurtishuis
December, 2018

Painting Techniques: From Rembrandt to Vermeer

Jørgen Wadum
August, 2015

Rembrandt vs Vermeer: The Titans of Dutch Painting


Johannes Vermeer’s View of Delft: The Prose and Poetry of View Painting

John Walsh
March, 2015

The Vermeer Phenomenon Part

Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
October, 2017

Vermeer: Master of Light

Nationa Gallery
April, 2013

Unexpected views: Hélène Binet on Vermeer

National Gallery
October, 2019

Vermeer spiegato daTomaso Montanari (Italian: part 1of 4 parts)

Tomaso Montanari
December, 2018

Getting Dressed in 1665 Delft (in Vemeer's time)

September, 2018

Behind-the-scenes Tour of Vermeer Paintings

Walter Liedtke
June, 2017

Salvador Dali & Vermeer's Lacemaker

November, 2010

Brush with Fate

Hallmark Hall of Fame
May, 2017

Vermeer Light Love and Silence

November, 2019

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