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  • Summary Of The Book Vermeer's Hat

    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 factor, such as the economy for Chinese goods or the work and explorations around the world to create an accurate map of the world, which led to the overall globalization during this time. Beginning with the first section of the book, The View from Delft, the…

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  • Harmen Stenwyck Vanities Of Human Life Analysis

    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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  • Analysis Of Johannes Vermeer's Paintings

    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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  • Vermeer's Hat Summary

    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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  • Shared Street Research Paper

    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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  • Woman In Blue Reading A Woman Analysis

    letter, her posture conveys her emotion. She holds the letter close and her head bends forward, indicating its intimate and personal nature. Her grace and the strength of the visual lines created by her body suggest a stable and loving relationship with the letter’s writer. Although these changes seem subtle, they enhance the psychological and emotional content of Vermeer’s paintings. Furthermore, compositional changes are evident beyond Vermeer’s genre painting. In View of Delft (c.…

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  • A Maid Asleep Analysis

    Johannes Vermeer’s “A Maid Asleep,” painted around 1657, is one of his earlier paintings, in which Vermeer experimented with “genre painting.” Although not particularly popular during his own time, he is now revered as one of the best Dutch artists. Perhaps his lack of recognition during the seventeenth century was due to the small amount of paintings he produced or the fact that only a small group of people bought his paintings in Delft, the city he lived in. The small group of people found…

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  • Film Analysis: Girl With A Pearl Earring

    The movie, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” was so intriguing specially because I am familiar with the fictional story by Tracy Chevalier. I read about it previous to watching the movie. The girl in the story, Griet, is 16 years old and becomes the maid of a painter called Johannes Vermeer, who is attracted by her. The painter includes her in his drawings that later on are a conflict within the household. She also attracts the attention of Vermeer’s patron. Little is known about the life of the…

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  • Vermeer's Hat Analysis

    Without the painting, Brook would have been unable to begin an argument as the argument that is presented focuses on a particular object rather than the entire painting. Within the argument Brook focuses on porcelain which is quite an important aspect as many readers would question why there is a Chinese porcelain portrayed in a Dutch painting. Nevertheless, the painting enforces why Brook is explaining the events that led to the discovery and use of porcelain. It assists readers in asking…

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  • Vermeer And Caravaggio Analysis

    only a long time after their death. No matter when or how they are discovered, they still hold an important place in art’s long history. Two of these significant people happen to be Vermeer and Caravaggio, two artists who may seem very different, but with further inspection, have much in common. Vermeer and Caravaggio both lived complete opposite lifestyles, which influenced their direction and style in their art. Vermeer was a Dutch painter, born on October 31, 1632, in Delft, Netherlands. Not…

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