A co-creator of the artistic period of Baroque Jan Vermeer van Delft was a famous Dutch painter of the Baroque period. Worked during the political, economic and cultural heyday of the Netherlands van Delft in the era of the so-called golden age. Mainly, Jan Vermeer painted bourgeois interiors with one or two female characters, sometimes couples. This was probably with his father’s middle-class clientele, where he probably trained in the craft industry. It is believed the Vermeer has been a student of Leonaert Bramer.
This is only a hypothesis, but a connection first detected. A formative role is attributed to but Pieter de Hooch, whose style in genre painting made out of by Vermeer. By Jan Vermeer are can be known only approximately 40 works, which also clearly associated with it. Some of his earliest works are history paintings. In this time were depictions of ancient myths and lives of the Saints, but also internationally and biblical motives. His three “” early history pictures Christ with Mary and Martha “, Diana with her companions” and the Saint Praxedis”had a large format in contrast to his later works. In the second half of his creative phase, Vermeer joined cityscapes and genre scenes.
“” With respect to his home painted Vermeer’s two images, the street of Delft”view of Delft”. When the colours, Vermeer used mainly Brown and ochre tones. At the representations of his wife he preferred motifs, where the viewer can watch the women at work. Some of his oil paintings are girl reading a letter at an open window”,”Maid with milk jug”and the interrupted at her music”. His most famous painting is”the girl with the Pearl Earring. Jan Vermeer creates usually not more than two images per year. For the art market, he painted a few pictures. His paintings were mostly institutions, municipal institutions or persons with money. In addition to his paintings, Vermeer as art expert was active.