We donīt know too much about Vermeerīs biography, facts are not very clear. It is known that he was admitted in 1653 to the guild of Saint Luke of Delft as a master painter. Specialists think that he probably formed with Carel Fabritius.
Vermeer is able to recreate the enviroment of a small country, Holland. He refuses greatness in order to paint little things. Suddenly, his eyes and later his brush capture the charm of a hear, the brightness of a earring or a tender melancholy in a little street. His love to the smallest details is a good reason to compare him with primitive flemish painters.
The atmosphere of his interiors talk us about a painter who is very careful with simple things of the daily life. The light of interior or external scenes is extremely subtle.
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