This image is after Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and most likely the model his daughter or servant as Vermeer had 11 living children (15 altogether) and with his wife would have been a crowded sensory filled house, plus a mother-in-law she owned it and was wealthy, had left her husband. Even if the terrace was spacious in its time there was plenty of bustle going down.
Others in the middle class did choose less kids if they knew how there was some knowledge with some people including abortions. A few had gay husbands poorer women usually had to work there was no choice.
In this case a doting father going by the gentle intelligent and swashbuckling manner in which he painted his family and servants with warmth.
The cushion designer changed the earring to a black pearl more in keeping with the nationality Vermeer was aiming to portray. The cat is what happens to Holy Kitsch!ers if you reside here long term. Pearls mainly came from the Arabian Gulf in this era producing an enormous amount for trade.
Just a mention: When HK and a former boyfriend had cats if it was night and one was tired there you are with the cat on your lap and you want a cup of tea or somebody had to go out for the milk the person with the cat did not have to get up as they could invoke he who: He who has the cat does not have to fetch the milk
The Netherlands was a huge trading nation with busy ports and exploration. Though Vermeer would know little of the subjugation of Sth America and Indonesia it was largely a little bit later though Holland had vast numbers of slaves in Brazil, he must have seen a few Indonesians disembarking ships and as happens some Dutch married women in Indonesia.
The slave trade is an enormous topic he would have witnessed the numerous nationalities of the traders, servants and their families generally. You often see hints from artists of major concern on this matter in their sensitive portrayals, Democracy was not happening this stage of history though plenty of uprisings.
There were always Africans living in Europe, people moved around as now we know by historical paintings a complex topic and as to link to the Getty Museum Getty's grandson btw had his ear cut off by kidnappers wanting a ransom. Getty's grandfather was super stingy, he claimed otherwise and refused claiming that to relent put his entire family at risk. The grandson was eventually released sans ear an emotional and physical wreck they all mistook him for a pangolin sorry for him as he faced numerous difficulties in life afterwards including drug issues, tragic RIP he was an artist so Left Wing-ish rebellious finding it difficult to fit in with mainstream thought and was suss to his family. In a way he became a martyr. The museum is awesome and a positive outcome for all. The up part of being non mainstream is not having to bother about others hang ups.
Solange, Beyoncé's sister has gone avante guarde. Her group performed this site specific work at the expansive Getty LA so you see them looking out from balconies looking into the distance using each other for support. The work delineated the space of the museum and relationship to each other making it appear as a giant ship from which they were landing talking of the slave trade. Did not see live or hear it live have visited museum.Vermeer usually included the subject of trade in his works and painting was his trade, he portrays inquiry, the Arts, science, knowledge, literacy and human warmth reflecting the Enlightenment which sadly is in reverse atm here.
That period as always there was ignorance and violence around yet he does not admonish he empowers. You see carpets from other lands, maps on the wall, a geographer, reflecting on a world he saw all about him and what arrived from the depthless.
He has portrayed his daughter as being Muslim Middle Eastern he used lapis for his blues so she might even be from Afghanistan. He has purposely made the pearl large as this is a painting it is what is called a baroque pearl pertinent to the baroque period. She actually might have a ponytail in fashion now eg Ariane Grande? Maybe Vermeer had witnessed the bonang an instrument from the gamelan of the Spice Islands, being cute here.
The work is a Tronie, a character painting rather than an actual portrait and different again to genre painting. Vermeer always manages to catch a moment in time as being fleeting and life precious the paintings readily relate back to the viewer.
Vermeer loved how light caught surfaces and although we do not know what his model wore he reflects on the fine fabrics that were traded. She looks all kind of sleepy-like yet startled by the light (Renoir caught that sleepy dreamy look in women everything is for sale in a Renoir making his work quite edgy). Vermeer's paintings are reflective and full of reflections.
They are architectural too. He utilises the box method of one point perspective which gives the artist the opportunity to add things for fun like a map on the wall or an open window with a disappearing point, the creator becomes inventive in the same way building your own architectural model makes you invent differently to the swishing on a computer all OK. The many points of reflection and lines are a reflection of perspective methodology. He had time, that is truly important if you wish to create worries HK as she thinks she will be unable to complete the paintings she wishes to do and so much stuff.
Money helps and a good painter could earn a decent living necessary for such a large family, visual arts have always held pre-eminence in all cultures till recently here in Oz it practically holds no status unless you are boring and fit in.
Many religions have used restrictions on visual imagery leading to abstraction most art is anyhow. People come and go being offended. It is great to be offended at bad art but beats HK why waste too much time on being offended by good art that others may love including other artists
Vermeer will even display beautifully crafted glass windows. He might have used a camera obscura as an addition still his results are far stronger than most of his contemporaries who had the same tools at hand if they wished to utilise them. Vermeer did not aim to replicate. He is sneaky and manages to smuggle in knowledge he must have been a magician and from space.
HK questioned years ago online what Hockney claimed about Vermeer thinking he misled a lot of students he might have been playful on this.
The cushion designer has not created a replica of this painting rather it is a contemporary and amusing post-colonial conversation and cats are cute. Perhaps both are repeating the bon mot Pearls Before Swine.
Had Vermeer lived in Oz he would have barely any works remaining just some on Shiz's computer who is slowly being unkidnapped and he would have been vilified.
Unlike Holy Kitsch! all galleries require a life threatening CV if you need to show so if art has been your lifetime project and trade here it does not matter a fig as a lack of appropriate lists counts they are unused to genuine visual artists here, there is zero framework and why Holy Kitsch! wants to do the new museum MINIr. You must fit in to one of several stereotypes deemed mainstream in the present.
Holy Kitsch! used common sense and never asked any artists in residence about their CV, maybe they all knew how to hustle?
Vermeer forgot to copy Holy Kitsch! or steal from her that is the usual practice in Oz everybody she has known has including ex boyfriends and her own mother RIP and late sisters RIP though she misses them all her remaining niece refuses to speak, hi Chenoa and the State gave her half of the minuscule remains of the estate despite the dreadful financial straits HK was in from studying.
She has given away absolutely thousands accidentally sometimes and is now struggling one of the reasons Oz is now in a recession she ran out of money to give away to all the other Ozets.
She worked incredibly hard at Holy Kitsch! so she could travel in style to Mexico rather than back pack so loses points on that one.
Nothing against backpackers just that there is a comp on who suffered the most in their travels and HK often has done.
Vermeer just enters various rooms like he is allowed well everybody Local knows you enter an office very politely then you crawl on the floor same if you need a gallery for your art or institution. Academies use thumbscrews so you can prove Humility is Present as they all belong to new-ish cult-ish religions that only like a very particular kind of art, banning certain imagery thus stymieing intellectual inquiry or difference.
HK worked incredibly hard at Holy Kitsch! so she could have a good life as we all should and a lab though no possible suitors as she was not humble enough, plying your trade is unusual here usually you have to be goody two shoes since leaving school meaning you are not self employed though better than nothing, different to the usual hustling found in other nations as it is still officers and prisoners here, sorry Shiz things might improve.
You must have zeee artist's statement zo they can discover zee artists trade secretz zame with zee Doctorate zzey want it all in black and white zzoo Holy Kitsch! revealed zome tradez zecretz now she is endangered.
Vermeer forgot to display deep humility. He does not arise from a rural family nor a typical suburban Ozet home so he is disabled in talking about that kind of plain and backyards and gum trees and damned red bricks and fibro houses or cozy pictures of darn terrace houses they are nice can be chilly.
He omitted to say how great it is being a guy and showing off his usual mode of transport (a horse?) they used horse drawn sleighs in winter olden days HK saw a pic of it and it was not from Mars. He omitted to tell other women they are not allowed to look cute.
He is original. He omitted the schmaltz and being populist. His work is a predecessor of Soutine so is just WRONG. He is not populist and on TV always funny to watch those.
He omitted to state what a great Dutchman he was and good Nationalist or talk about how he lived in the best country in the world. He empowered his subjects in depiction highly unusual here unless you see them winning a medal for sports they have to be "battlers" or overbearing.
He omitted to show the fabulous landscapes and produce of Holland including Gouda and his house is not quite humble enough. He does not appear as if he called his colonial masters Her and His Majesties and politely wait in an endless queue. He did not celebrate returned soldiers. His women are not Amish enough for my nation or not skinny enough. He is too proud. There are no precedents in other nations so that discounts his approach entirely as he is original.
He questions hierarchies He does not dress in a conservative manner whilst painting rather he is dressed to the nines when he portrays himself, does he have to dash out for the milk? On his horse or sleigh? He likely wore a smock hmm. He is not attempting levitation badly. He does not do photo real paintings and he loves the tiny detail of how people make things. He is not exhorting me to meditate then have kids
He does not show the gloomy weather of Holland, he is obviously not a good Dutch citizen at all nor a well behaved colonial who could even trace their lineage to the first Dutchman on Dutch soil to arrive by sailing boat on Dutch soil as Adam and Eve arose in Africa.
Holy Kitsch! also happens to love Rubens. Some of his extreme workshopped ones can be overwhelming
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