Google Art Project : Johannes Vermeer was baptized on this day in 1632. This Dutch painter “masterfully shed light on domestic interiors of middle class life.
Although he was a minor celebrity during his lifetime, Vermeer’s work was practically forgotten until the 19th century when two men, an art historian and a critic, published a book with sixty-six photos of his work. He is now acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.”
Enjoy the high resolution images of 14 pieces of his work out of the 34 paintings that were attributed to him, thanks to our partnership with 9 institutions: http://goo.gl/dyMwB