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Johannes Vermeer Coasters - Parastone - Set of 4 - Masterpieces

$30.00
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About Johannes Vermeer Coasters - Parastone - Set of 4 - Masterpieces

Part of the Parastone's exclusive Museum gift collection this set of 4 glass Johannes Vermeer Coasters features 4 masterworks by one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age. This set of coasters comes with a metal storage rack with rubber feet to protect your table and prevent them from slipping. In the tradition of Dutch painting, although Johannes Vermeer painted landscapes he made his reputation as a painter of interior scenes, another popular subject among middle-class patrons. These paintings offer the viewer glimpses into the private lives of prosperous, responsible and cultured citizens of the United Provinces.

  • Dimensions (coaster): 3 7/8" x 1/8" inches.
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Material: Glass coasters, Metallic storage rack.
  • Artworks featured (4): Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665), The Milkmaid, Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, A Street Scene.
  • Part of Parastone's Museum Gift Collection.
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Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer established a brilliant set of techniques, utilizing light in revolutionary ways. He created masterpieces that will stand the test of time. His works, while not well known during his time, have remained in the popular consciousness since a revival in the 1850s. Vermeer painted a lot of domestic interior scenes, as well as portraiture focused on a few subjects. His interests lay in compositional and technical aspects of art, including, most famously, his preoccupation with light and lighting.  Girl with a Pearl Earring, his most famous pictures, epitomizes his interests and shows off his technical skill beautifully. While little remains about the artist’s personal life, we can tell he was utterly devoted to his work and his art and spent a great deal of time in his home in Delft.  His artwork only circulated amongst collectors during his life, but in time, his works would impact the world.

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