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.
WOMAN WRITING A LETTER, WITH HER MAID
EN EL CUARTO DE LA NIÑA
THE ART OF PAINTING
PAINTER AND MODEL
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
WOMAN WITH A PEARL NECKLACE
YOUNG WOMAN READING A LETTER AT AN OPEN WINDOW
NEW YORK CITY. AMERICAN ACTRESS MARILYN MONROE AT HOME. 1958.