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How Avant-Garde Was Vermeer? See 5 Contemporary-Art Echoes of the Dutch Master

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How Avant-Garde Was Vermeer? See 5 Contemporary-Art Echoes of the Dutch Master
Gold Barbara by Deborah Kass, 2013
We've seen the stake that French Impressionism and the Italian Renaissance has claimed on the contemporary art world with the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Sandro Botticelli, and the same can be said with the paintings of 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Exalting every day genre scenes of Dutch domestic life, Vermeer is recognized for his intimate portraits of female protagonists, a subject that is still very much on the minds of artists today.

Drawn from Phaidon’s newly updated monograph Vermeer in conjunction with the Artspace archives, these five pairs of Dutch paintings and contemporary works (now available on Artspace) continue to exhibit the past's grip on art today.

 

THE MAID 

 

WOMAN WRITING A LETTER, WITH HER MAID
Johannes Vermeer
c.1670–71

Maid

 

EN EL CUARTO DE LA NIÑA
Rachelle Mozman
2010 

Mozman

 

THE MODEL 

 

THE ART OF PAINTING
Johannes Vermeer
c.1667–68

Model

 

PAINTER AND MODEL
Fernando Botero
2004 

Botero

 

THE EARRING

 

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
Johannes Vermeer
c.1665–67 

Earring

 

GOLD BARBARA
Deborah Kass
2013 

Kass

 

THE NECKLACE

 

WOMAN WITH A PEARL NECKLACE
Johannes Vermeer
c.1662–65

Necklace

 

HANNAH
Amy Cutler
2011 

Cutler

 

AT HOME

 

YOUNG WOMAN READING A LETTER AT AN OPEN WINDOW
Johannes Vermeer
c.1657–58 

Reading

 

NEW YORK CITY. AMERICAN ACTRESS MARILYN MONROE AT HOME. 1958.
Bob Henriques
1958 

Henriques

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