Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Netherlands - Delft

The town square with market in full swing. And, no, that is not the next rocket to Mars, despite appearances.

Where your front door opens on to water.

The Little Street. Johannes Vermeer was born in Delft in October 1632, and whilst non of his original works are to be found here, there is a museum with copies of his paintings accompanied by explanations as to how he produced them. Also the messages conveyed, hidden in plain sight, contained.

Most interesting for me was the multiple perspective he used in complosing the image.

As an example, three vanishing points were used to construct this piece.  Some of the 'messages' in his paintings were also fascinating to read.  Vermere Centrum in the St. Lucas Gilde building, well worth a visit if you are ever in Delft.

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