This video from Brazil says about itself:
This blog entry is because this is an interesting video about a beautiful painting.
It is also because the woman in the painting, like many seventeenth century Dutch women, is wearing a headscarf.
While headscarves today drive some people who in their Islamophobic Dutch nationalist lunacy claim to admire Johannes Vermeer’s seventeenth century, hysterical.
More background about this is here.
Some of Vermeer’s works are in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.
Visitors to the Rijksmuseum will soon be able to see Vermeer’s newly restored Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, 1663-64, when it returns home following a Japanese tour which funded the work’s restoration: here.
- The subtle modesty of Vermeer (newstatesman.com)
- Rembrandt’s birthday and music (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Arrived in Paris – What about Dutch painting? (travelswithpicasso.wordpress.com)
- Vermeer’s Virginal Player Led Astray By Cupid in London – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Rijksmuseum (travelswithpicasso.wordpress.com)
- Teller’s ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ Bought By Sony Classics (variety.com)
- the girl with a pearl earring (filmstvandlife.wordpress.com)
- Master of Light: A Close Look at the Paintings of Johannes Vermeer Narrated by Meryl Streep (openculture.com)
- Fashion Inspired by Art: Johannes Vermeer’s “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” (collegefashion.net)
- Hirst Billboards, Food Fest, Vermeer: London Weeekend – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)