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Charles Hill, Heroic Undercover Art Detective, Dead At 73

“Hill’s willingness to take major risks in order to find some of the world’s greatest stolen artworks” — most famously, Vermeer’s Lady Writing a Letter With Her Maid (in 1993) and Munch’s The Scream (in 1996) — “made him one of the most celebrated art detectives in the world.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Munch, Hill, Vermeer, Charles Hill, 02.22.21

Cocktails with a Curator: The Frick Pairs Weekly Art History Lectures with Cocktail Recipes Once upon a time, not so long ago, First Fridays at the Frick were a gracious way for New Yorkers to kick off the weekend. Admission was waived, participants could take part in open sketching sessions or enjoy live performance, and curators were on hand to give mini lectures on the significance and historical context of certain prized paintings in the collection. Rather than pull the plug entirely when the museum closed due to the pandemic, the...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Spain, Food & Drink, Museums, Proust, Facebook Twitter, Boucher, Velázquez, Pisco, Vermeer, Philip IV, Hans Holbein, Claude Monet

A 10 Billion Pixel Scan of Vermeer’s Masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring: Explore It Online

We admire Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring for many reasons, not least that it looks exactly like a girl with a pearl earring. Or at least it does from a distance, as the master of light himself no doubt stepped back to confirm countless times during the painting process, at any moment of which he would have been more concerned with the brushstrokes constituting only a small part of the image. But even Vermeer himself could have perceived only so much detail of the painting that wou...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Jason Schneider, PetaPixel, Colin Marshall, Jan Vermeer, 21st Century Los Angeles

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Has Digitized 709,000 Works of Art, Including Famous Works by Rembrandt and Vermeer

Art may seem inessential to those who make the big decisions in times of crisis. But it has never seemed more necessary to artists working in the time of COVID. So it was 360 years ago when Rembrandt painted a portrait of his son, Titus, in a monk’s robe in 1660. Eight years later, Titus was dead from plague, which had only a few years earlier killed Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt’s former housekeeper and second wife, who helped raise Titus, Rembrandt’s only child to survive into adulthood. The...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Cnn, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Star Tribune, Facebook Twitter, Delft, Vermeer, Josh Jones, Jonathan Jones, Titus, Rembrandt Vermeer

The Irish Criminal Who Was Supposed To Reveal Where The Gardner Stash Might Be Has Disappeared

It’s more intense than any spy novel: “Martin ‘the Viper’ Foley, a well-known convicted criminal who has operated on the fringes of gangland political violence in Ireland for half a century, has suddenly dropped out of negotiations, according to Charles Hill, a leading art sleuth. And Foley’s promise to reunite the public with these great works, including Vermeer’s The Concert, the most valuable missing artwork in the world, has vanished with him.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Ireland, Visual, Martin, Foley, Vermeer, Charles Hill, 10.11.20

The gangster vanishes: twist in hunt for world’s largest haul of stolen art

Irish criminal disappears after leading BBC film crew to gang behind infamous Boston heistSome of the most precious paintings in the world, a billion-dollar haul including work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas and Manet, were stolen from a gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, in an audacious heist 30 years ago. But now, just as a British detective closes in on what he believes are the best clues so far to the masterpieces’ hiding place, his key contact, an Irish gangster, has disappeared.Martin “the Vi...
Tags: Art, Crime, Boston, UK News, US news, Bbc, Culture, Ireland, Art and design, US crime, Art Theft, Martin, Manet, Foley, Boston Massachusetts, Vermeer

Buckingham Palace’s Private Art Collection Is Going On Display For The First (And Perhaps Only) Time Ever

Talk about your unprecedented times. Buckingham Palace needs a plumbing update, so the paintings, including Vermeer’s The Music Lesson and two Rembrandts, have to find a temporary home, and the Queen’s surveyor sounds thrilled about it: “In a way, we’re obliged to do it. … We’ve got to get them out of the picture gallery for the building work.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Buckingham Palace, Visual, Vermeer, 08.16.20

Astronomers solve a longstanding artwork puzzle

The origin of Vermeer's acclaimed landscape has long puzzled historians.The painting is of Vermeer's home town, but no one has known when he painted it.A team of astronomers uncover clues hidden in the artwork that reveal its secrets. Just 35 paintings done by Johannes Vermeer survive.The best-known among these, of course, is his captivating Girl with a Pearl Earring. Part of what makes it so arresting is Vermeer's masterful use of light — his model's eyes practically glow with life and intelli...
Tags: Google, Art, Astronomy, Texas, Internet, Light, Physics, Architecture, Innovation, Google Earth, Johannes Vermeer, Marcel Proust, Delft, Sánchez, Delph, Vermeer

Why is Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” Considered a Masterpiece?: An Animated Introduction

Longtime Open Culture readers will have encountered Johannes Vermeer here in various forms: his paintings have appeared as animations, as the subject of a documentary, and even free for the download in high resolution as well as viewable in augmented reality. Though painted in the mid-17th-century Netherlands, the Dutch master's work now appeals to modern viewers everywhere. Most who enter Vermeer's world pass through the gateway of Girl with a Pearl Earring, his 1665 portrait of just th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, History, Netherlands, Johannes Vermeer, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Earle, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Dutch East India Company, Colin Marshall, Jan Vermeer, 21st Century Los Angeles

Meet Notorious Art Forger Han Van Meegeren, Who Fooled the Nazis with His Counterfeit Vermeers

People love stories of successful criminals. They must possess some admirable qualities, we assume, some great daring or cunning or keen insight. Myths supplant reality, and we forget about the networks of enablers that help ruthless but not especially bright people succeed. But successful art forgers present us with another case entirely. “Forgers, by nature, prefer anonymity,” notes the site Essential Vermeer 3.0, “and therefore are rarely remembered.” Yet the evidence of their mastery...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Orson Welles, America, History, Johannes Vermeer, Hitler, Jackson Pollock, Facebook Twitter, Delft, Galileo, Sotheby, Vermeer, Josh Jones, Jonathon Keats

Ingenious Improvised Recreations of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Using Materials Found Around the House

One can only tolerate so many educational videos in self-isolation before the brain begins to rebel. Hands-on learning. That's what we're craving. And ultimately, that's what the Getty provides with an addictive challenge to captive audiences on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to re-create iconic artworks using three household objects. Participants are encouraged to look at the Getty's downloadable, digitized collection and beyond for a piece that speaks to them, possibly because of the...
Tags: Google, Art, London, College, Creativity, Museums, House, Johannes Vermeer, Getty, Rembrandt, Jones, Facebook Twitter, Hague, Twitter Facebook, Vermeer, Pearl Earring

Take a Virtual Tour of 30 World-Class Museums & Safely Visit 2 Million Works of Fine Art

Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art. At a conference on the subject in 2001, Susan Hazan of the Israel Museum wondered whether there is “space for enchantment in a technological world?” She referred to Walter Benjamin’s ruminations on the “potentially liberating phenomenon” of technologically reproduced art, yet also noted that “what was forfeited in this process we...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Smithsonian, Taipei, Archives, New York Public Library, Whitney, British Museum, Stanford University, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Tate, Rosetta Stone, Cleveland Museum of Art, Vermeer

Hidden Cupid Found Under Vermeer Painting

A hidden Cupid has been discovered underneath Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, Art Newspaper reports. “This is the most sensational experience of my career,” says Uta Neidhardt, the senior conservator at Dresden’s Gemäldegalerie. “It makes it a different painting.” Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Dresden, Art News, Minipost, Vermeer, Open Window Art Newspaper, Uta Neidhardt

Listen to Last Seen, a True-Crime Podcast That Takes You Inside an Unsolved, $500 Million Art Heist

In the early morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole 13 pieces of precious art, including paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt. To this day, those paintings, valued at $500 million dollars, have never been recovered. The story of the bold heist and the various attempts to recover the paintings--they get told in a 10-part series of podcasts called Last Seen. Created by WBUR and The Boston Globe, the true-crime podcast "takes us ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Boston, Rembrandt, Facebook Twitter, The Boston Globe, Gardner, Vermeer, WBUR, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Podcast Articles and Resources, Complete Works of Vermeer

Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit Rembrandt and Vermeer masterpieces

Dutch Golden Age art exhibition to open at museum in UAE capitalThe Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the name outside France, has announced that it will display works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.Works by the two artists are part of the gallery’s first exhibition of 2019 – Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Leiden collection and the Musée du Louvre. Continue reading...
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See Every Surviving Vermeer Painting, United In Google’s Virtual Museum

“The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which owns what is perhaps Vermeer’s best-known masterpiece, Girl With a Pearl Earring, has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to build an augmented-reality app that creates a virtual museum featuring all of the artist’s works” — even The Concert, the Vermeer that was stolen in the 1990 robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. — New York Times
Tags: Art, Boston, Paris, The Hague, Visual, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Mauritshuis, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Google Arts Culture, 12.03.18, Vermeer Painting United In Google

See the Complete Works of Vermeer in Augmented Reality: Google Makes Them Available on Your Smartphone

No museum could ever put on a complete Vermeer exhibition. The problem isn't quantity: thus far, only 36 works have been definitively attributed to the 17th-century Dutch painter of domestic scenes and portraits, most famously Girl with a Pearl Earring. But they all hang in collections scattered around the world, not just in places like Amsterdam and The Hague but London, New York, Paris, and elsewhere besides. Some have become too fragile to travel, and one, The Concert, was stolen in 1990 and...
Tags: Google, Art, Technology, College, Amsterdam, Johannes Vermeer, Gizmodo, Seoul, Florence, The Hague, Facebook Twitter, Vermeer, London New York Paris, Mauritshuis, Colin Marshall, Jan Vermeer

Google's Virtual Vermeer Museum Is a Legitimately Cool Use of AR

It used to be that the fastest, easiest way to view the paintings of Johannes Vermeer was a Google Image search. Now you can just download an app and view the 36 works widely attributed to the artist in an augmented reality museum from the comfort of your home.Read more...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Johannes Vermeer, Augmented Reality, Vermeer, Augmented Reality Gets Artsy Fartsy, Virtual Museum

Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance

The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.
Tags: Google, Art, News, Museums, Netherlands, Google Inc, Jan, Vermeer, Mauritshuis, Mobile Applications, Augmented Reality (Computers, Meet Vermeer

Vermeer’s Famed “Girl With a Pearl Earring” To Undergo Extensive Research

Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague will take Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring off view for two weeks to perform research on it. “The expertise and the scientific equipment are coming from the whole world, converging on this one painting, this one masterpiece,” paintings conservator Abbie Vandivere says. “We’ll see how much information we can gain with the […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, The Hague, Minipost, Vermeer, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Abbie Vandivere

Dutch museum row reopens uneasy debate about colonial legacy

Mauritshuis, home of Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, removes bust of slave-trader founderA debate over the Netherlands’ colonial heritage burst into the open this week after one of the country’s leading museums came under fire for removing a bust of its founder from its lobby.The Mauritshuis in The Hague, home to national treasures including Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring and Carel Fabritius’s The Goldfinch, said the decision was part of a reorganisation of its collection to reflect a ...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Netherlands, Slavery, The Hague, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Mauritshuis, Carel Fabritius

Numbers For The Louvre Rebounded In 2017 After A Large Drop The Year Before

International tourists returned to the Louvre after skipping post-terrorist attack Paris in 2016 - and a blockbuster show on Vermeer took care of the rest.
Tags: Art, Paris, Louvre, Visual, Vermeer, 01.08.18

Why visit Vermeer?

An exhibition of paintings by Johannes Vermeer caused a frenzy in Washington DC in 1995. The National Gallery of Art was booked to capacity, and there were lines of hopeful visitors round the block, despite sub-zero conditions outside. Vermeer has just returned to Washington, and the gallery staff expects a full house, but have things changed now? Why would you bother to go to a museum to see great art? With the tap of a finger, you can see masterpieces up close on your screen; you can get neare...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, Washington, Painting, Visual Arts, Washington Dc, Literature, Holland, Johannes Vermeer, Art History, Painters, Delft, Vermeer, Jelley, Arts & Humanities

Clock Is Ticking on $10 Million Reward in Gardner Art Heist

Until 2018 begins, a $10 million reward remains on the table for information leading to the return of art stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, Museums, Gardner Museum, Manet, Jan, Gardner, Vermeer, Edouard, Robberies and Thefts, Amore, Rembrandt Harmenszoon, Anthony M, Isabella Stewart, van Rijn

Vermeer’s Diverse Painting Techniques Explored in Guardian Article

The Guardian has a piece on Vermeer’s extensive range of techniques in the creation of his works, including copying and manipulating images to arrive at their masterful final form.  According to new research, the artist may have also used various technological methods, including polished lenses and camera obscuras to create his works. Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Vermeer

Eye Candy for Today: Chardin’s The Scullery Maid

The Scullery Maid, Jean-Simeon Chardin In the collection of the National Gallery of Art, DC. Use the Zoom or Download links to the right of the image on their page. 18th century French painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin was noted for his wonderful still life paintings (that I think magically hold time still in a way comparable to Vermeer), but he also painted a series of domestic interiors. Some of these are as much still life as they are a room interior or genre piece. A case in point it thi...
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Vermeer, Chardin, Scullery Maid Jean Simeon Chardin, Jean Baptiste Sim, De Hooch

Exploding Two Myths About Vermeer: He Wasn't A Solitary, Isolated Genius, And His Paintings Aren't Realistic

Alastair Sooke: "In Vermeer's day, Delft was anything but a backwater ... [and] it is inconceivable that Vermeer was unaware of developments in Dutch art happening elsewhere." And, says Louvre curator Blaise Ducos, "The verisimilitude of these paintings is high, but the realism is low. They are not like photographs. Rather, they are scenes that […]
Tags: Art, Visual, Alastair Sooke, Delft, Vermeer, 04.25.17, Blaise Ducos

Darkly Humorous NSFW Paintings Critique Society’s Relationship With Technology

After resisting technology’s pull for a long time, artist John Jackson gave in to buffering, dwindling memory, and social media, which inspired a series of nude figurative paintings that, in turn, interrogate society’s obsession with all things tech. The Nashville-based artist produced this Technology Series, and it features things like Apple’s spinning wheel painted onto a landscape, Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring holding a pearly cell phone instead, and, in Facebook Sunset, a couple on a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Design, Nashville, Jackson, Inspirations, John Jackson, Vermeer, Saatchi, Facebook Sunset

Louvre Attendants on Strike Over Vermeer Exhibition

Attendants at the Louvre have made good on their threats to strike, protesting poor management of the recently opened Vermeer show and the chaotic crowds that ensued.  “It’s been a big mess,” says Françoise Pinson, the secretary general of a museum workers union. “The signage wasn’t good; the planning wasn’t good.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, News, Louvre, Art News, Minipost, Vermeer, Françoise Pinson

Louvre Attendants Strike After Vermeer Bottleneck

The museum workers union said that the event featuring Vermeer’s work was poorly planned and resulted in hourslong waits for some visitors.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Strikes, Jan, Vermeer, Louvre Museum

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