Posts tagged "vermeer"
STRANGE ART FOR A STRANGE PLACE

STRANGE ART FOR A STRANGE PLACE

It’s been quite a few weeks since I opened my installation in Majorca and I can now look back at it with some perspective: it’s got to be the strangest project I’ve ever done. I certainly didn’t set out to do anything weird but you don’t get to do a project for an olive oil...
VERMEER'S HANGOVER

VERMEER’S HANGOVER

    It’s been Dutch painting for me over the last few months and one interesting thing I noticed is the huge contrast between the work of Jan Steen, who was born in Leiden in 1626, and Jan Vermeer who was born in Delft – some ten miles from Leiden – six years later. Two...
PRINTED LIGHT: VERMEER AND THE CAMERA OBSCURA

PRINTED LIGHT: VERMEER AND THE CAMERA OBSCURA

    I’m proud to present the first guest writer at A Studio with a View! Jane Jelley is a painter living in Oxford UK, who contacted me after reading my post titled Life in the Camera Obscura and pointed me to the wonderful experiment she had just carried out in her studio. I can’t...
LIFE IN THE CAMERA OBSCURA

LIFE IN THE CAMERA OBSCURA

    Wherever there is a discussion about the use of optics in Western painting the name Johannes Vermeer never takes long to arise. It’s easy, and even fun from our perspective as people who came to a world saturated with photographs, to spot recognisable characteristics of photographic images in Vermeer’s paintings: people caught in...