Thursday, January 12, 2012

Heros of Beauty and Light

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher c. 1664-1665 Oil on Canvas 18x16"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This painting is from a book that is on my wish list called VERMEER The Complete Works by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.  .....Many of Vermeers works were of woman posed near a window with the light falling in on them and are described by Mr. Wheelock as depicting a quiet moment of contemplation - when one gazes outward but looks within, a window into an individual's spiritual nature.  Ahhh what a truly extraordinary idea in today's 20th century blur of rush, rush, rush....His work is like a breath of fresh air to me.  The colors and the detail are amazing. He is one of my heros. 

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