Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Städtisches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt
Dimensions: 45,5 x 52
Geographer is one of three paintings by Vermeer
, which are not only signed, but also contain a date. The other two images are Astronomer
and Pimp. Geographer is dressed in a Japanese robe, which was very popular among scholars in Rembrand's time. His pose and his surroundings exudes a desire for knowledge and the joy of exploration. Face character as usual for this painter is illuminated by the window located on the left side. In his expression, we can easilly recognise his musing. It is said that the model Vermeer
could be his peer, Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, who was also born in Delft.
Vermeer painted picture Geographer in 1669. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is portrait. Original size is 45,5 x 52. This art piece is located in Städtisches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632-1675).
Dutch painter. He enjoyed painting scenes from life and common situations in the households of townspeople. During his lifetime, he did not become famous and in his time, he was rather a provincial painter. He worked carefully and slowly; he loved to work with light and used brilliant colours with expensive pigments. His art was rediscovered in the 19th century and he has since slowly become a recognized and sought-after painter. He allegedly worked with the obscura camera to achieve true perspective and composition. Often his paintings depict one or two figures at the window. His most famous work is considered to be Girl with a Pearl Earring.