Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Technique and Illusion.

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


This talk examines the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). The artist’s understanding of light and perspective, the use of a traditional, yet effectful way of creating convincing spatial illusions will be set against his proposed use of a camera obscura. Debatable attributions will be presented and placed within the techniques of the master both early and late in his career.
Period22 Feb 2023
Held atThe J. Paul Getty Museum, United States
Degree of RecognitionLocal