Vermeer's use of light is impressive. The painting is beautiful.<quoted text>Oh, pleeze. Vermeer's life is very unclear and almost nothing is known of him. They are not even sure how many paintings he did.
If you think I would ever disturb the sanctity of his exhibit, ruining the experience of anyone viewing MY favorite painting IN THE WORLD, then you are a meaner crumudgeon than I thought.
I found viewing that painting highly moving and near spiritual. It was like seeing some world famous movie star in person. They call her the "Northern Mona Lisa." I disagree. I think the Mona Lisa should be called the "Southern Girl With a Pearl Earring". She is actually more stunning and beautiful.
I only brought it up for I thought you might enjoy the experience, maybe share it with your family who did NOT see it in Europe. Sorry, sorry I upset you with your rancid fantasies about my behavior in an ART MUSEUM,which I believe are the pinnacle of human behavior and achievement. I saw loads of kids bussed in that day to see it and was charmed to see the kids' interest and learning moment. I hope they remember it.
I favor van Gogh. I believe he had a vestibular disorder such as I suffer from (Meniere's disease) and it is reflected in his work, the swirls and such. I had previously thought he cut off his ear in frustration with the disorder ( I know the feeling) but historians now actually believe Gaugin (a fencing expert) cut it off in a fight.
I detect the torment of a vestibular disorder or something similar in his work and like it for that reason.
Maybe I will take the grand kids to de Young, to see the Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, since I now know for sure you won't be there causing trouble.