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    Johannes Vermeer, the creator of View of Delft, born October 31st, 1632, in Delft, Netherlands. As one of the most highly regarded Butch artists of all time, Vermeer’s View of Delft, created in 1661, is a well known paintings of the Dutch Golden Age. Depicting Vermeer's hometown, this oil painting shows the sky, city, and water divided. There are a few other Vermeer paintings of Delft, including The Little Street, which tells his viewers that where he is from is valuable to him. Techniques like this allowed Vermeer to use realism to share his life, events and beliefs during his life with his viewers. Vermeer’s hometown painting, View of Delft, depicts through light, color, and contrast, a beautiful, hopeful outlook on life. When first seeing View of Delft it is safe to say that the first element noticed is the city. The Oude Kerk on the left, one of the tallest buildings in Delft, darkened and shadowed beyond the city lines. Oddly enough, this very building is where Vermeer is now buried. In the middle, the Schiedam Gate. The large…

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    Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, by Timothy Brook, sets out to explain how the world was transformed during the seventeenth century through a growing world market and expanding globalization between civilizations and cultures that either had not have contact or limited contact in the past. The book is organized into eight sections, each corresponding to a different piece of art created by Johannes Vermeer and other artists. Each of these sections covers a different…

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    Vy Lone Wolf

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    Vy is considered a lone wolf by her family and friends. She is usually seen by herself at family gatherings or socials, but once you get to know her she really opens up. Vy may be seen distance to even her relatives. Nevertheless, her loyalty is strong and she remains extremely close to her little cousins. I give Vy a lot of independence because I trust that she will use it to her advantages. She is more mature than others her age. Since Vy keeps everything to herself, she handles her…

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    When researching Vanitas, I found that I really liked the paintings and pictures using flowers and animals alongside skulls. It represents life and beauty along with death. I found an artist called Harmen Steenwyck, who used mainly fruit and sometimes flowers in their work and I really like it. Steenwyck also uses skulls, old books, shells, with occasional animals and fish. Harmen Steenwyck, was a Dutch painter of still life, notably fruit. He was born in Delft, in 1612, in the Netherlands.…

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    Vermeer's Hat Summary

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    paintings by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The book has its primary focus on ties between Europe and the rest of the world and the growing Chinese impact on the world during the age of innovation and improvisation. Brook argues that globalization, which is believed to have begun in the twentieth and twenty-first century had its roots in the seventeenth century. This is evident in one of the portraits painted by Johannes Vermeer of the landscape view of Delft. On this painting, there is…

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    Vermeer's Hat Summary

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    world come together and the whole world could possibly progress. In Vermeer’s Hat, Vermeer depicts Shanghai and Delft as a place in which people were weaving web connections and exchanges. His view is that people of different race have formed a union and integration. Vermeer support this view by emphasizing the global history of the intercultural transformations of seventeenth century. Starting from the spread and exchange of exotic things, people started to share new cultures and interact…

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    of the global modern world and its intricate connection with The Creation of Adam painted by Michelangelo, as both reflect the economic and social changes that the world experienced through new trade routes, cultures, religious beliefs and a new era of learning and exploration. Timothy Brooks begins by discussing an image that displays the view of Delft, the city in the Netherlands where Johannes Vermeer was born. He chose to depict Delft not only because he grew up there, but because of the…

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    This type of street has been implemented in many places all over the world. Each street design is guided by a set of main goals. One goal of a shared street is that it is a residential area (Ben-Joseph). In the city of Delft in the Netherlands woonerfs were created as part of the residential homes (Institute of Transportation Engineers). Shared streets are designed to create a safe space that brings the community together (Department of Transport). Another design goal of shared streets is the…

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    Raised as a protestant in the city of Delft, Vermeer would have been exposed to the artistic styles and practices of his region. With the Protestant Reformation, a raise in demand for non-religious works inspired the development of Dutch genre paintings. These works often featured interior and domestic scenes from peasants or the wealthy elite. These scenes were popular for their moral messages that didn’t necessarily rely on Christian iconography. It is also important to note that a good number…

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    Immigration to Amsterdam Today in the 17th century, Amsterdam is the economic and social capital of the world. People immigrate to the Netherlands to seek jobs with better conditions. Therefore, the urban population increases as well as the working class is getting larger. Different culture, religion, skills, ideas, goods and people all come together in the Netherlands. During the 15th century, Antwerp was the social and economic center of the Spanish Netherlands. But when Antwerp was taken…

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