Wednesday, December 24

This Is Not a Vermeer ™


"I wanted a Vermeer. I knew this would not be easy. Johannes Vermeer, that seventeenth-century Dutch 'master of light,' produced only 35 known paintings, which today are among the most valuable objects in the world. Art historians reserve a certain adjective for precisely these types of cultish obsessions, which are not beyond value, but rather are, as they say, priceless — that is, without price, simply because the marketplace has not publicly accessed numerative value."
Medium - Part 1, Uber for Art Forgeries - Part 2

2009 September: Vermeer's Masterpiece, The Milkmaid, 2011 February: Vermeer: Master of Light, 2013 October: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis.

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