Johannes Vermeer, b. 31 October 1631, d. 15 December 1675.
“The Master of Light”, Vermeer specialised in painting indoor scenes which depicted everyday middle-class life.
Vermeer’s ability to capture the way light illuminates objects, and to portray the texture of materials was astounding. For me, these qualities are awe-inspiring and unsurpassable.
The light fall-off on the back wall of “The Milkmaid” (1658) shows a tremendous level of observation, and a superb degree of craftsmanship.
Sublime … …