Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art Blogging: Updating Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter famous for his scenes of bourgeois domestic tranquility from the Netherlands' golden age of wealth and empire. I've never been a fond for the Dutch Masters, as they always seemed a bit too dull. This is his painting Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid. It, like the rest of Vermeer's corpus, never really grabbed me.

Modern artist Jonathan Janson, however, has updated Vermeer by showing modern scenes in style of Vermeer. This is girl writing with a bic.

young man and computer.

You can view Janson's collection here.

HT: Neatorama

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