GIRL WITH A RED HAT (sold)
This Vermeer painting was one I really wanted to paint. I wanted ‘The Hat’. I actually would have loved to have and wear as often as I could. What a Hat! Vibrant and bright red. To wear this dazzling red hat in any century or at any time of the time would always turn heads no matter what!
by JOHANNES (JAN) VERMEER 1632
Johannes Vermeer is today the most renowned Dutch painter of scenes of daily life. In his own times, however, he was one of several artists who excelled in capturing their everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. These painters were active in different cities in the Dutch Republic yet their work bears strong similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique. They were inspired to surpass each other in technical ability and aesthetic appeal. This vibrant artistic rivalry contributed to the exceptionally high quality of their work.