Headline April 21, 2017/ ''' VERMEER IN VIOLETS '''


*VIOLET -  VIOLA*   is one genius flower*    - go take a look, go take a read.   Students  Merium, Rabo,  Zilli  and Haleema-

Liken  Violet and  *The Sphinx of Delft*    with the  World Students Society, delightfully called,  !WOW!.  But  Zilli,  you also ought to keep reminding yourself,  that !WOW!, belongs to-

Every single student in the world  : *One Share-Peace-Piece*  for  *The Sphinx of Delft*  :  !WOW!,    is one symbol that will get you to go beyond simple symbolism with : 

*Voting compulsory* on !WOW!,   for every single registered student above 15 years of age.

The one line statement of success and brilliance would be,  how to forge a progressive consensus to decentralise and then balance power at the points where it matters the most : 

*Remember innovation and  adaption*. Rabo? Zilli? Sameen? Eman? Saima? Paras, Dee?  Sorat? Shahzaib? Hussain? Jordan? Salar? Faraz? Ali Hassan? Vishnu?  

Clear, all of you?

STUDENT GIRL  WITH PEARL EARRING : is one great masterpiece from the genius master painter  Johannes Vermeer.

WHENEVER one happens to be in  The Hague, what a pleasure and honor it is to visit  Delft, a peaceful town full of crisscrossing canals  less than an hour's bus ride away from  The Netherlands  capital.

On a fine, warm day even sipping a cup of tea at a sidewalk cafe or enjoying  a soft drink while watching the boats row by is ecstasy in itself.

However, this little  Venice  has much more to offer an art enthusiast. 

Though the  Vermeer Museum  has nothing of the monumental grandeur of a Louvre, stepping into a sensation similar to the one you have when you enter a home to see the work of a painter who invites you in.  

Following his rather early death in 1675,  Johannes Vermeer's untraditional creations were practically immediately forgotten in Delft where he was born, where he worked all his life and died.

After being ignored for nearly two centuries about  20 of his masterpieces were discovered in 1866 by French art critic and researcher Theophile Thore-Burger.

He was astounded to notice the total mastery with which Vermeer captured the rays of light and the illuminated or shadowed angles of flowers, human forms, tables, chairs and other objects in his paintings.

The expert's persistent inquiry inevitably resulted in a thorough hunt by other art enthusiasts of the time. Soon enough, a total of  70 works were listed in a catalogue that that  Thore-Burger painstakingly prepared.

However, it is generally believed today that no more than  37 of these paintings were actually done by Vermeer, the other being works created under his influence at later dates.

This may appear to be a small figure for an artist's achievements, but when you think of the relatively brief, 43 years of Vermeer's lifetime, things start falling into place more comprehensively.

Vermeer's eloquent paintings appear all the more sumptuous when you learn that during his entire career he had no mentor, no students and no friends. He followed nobody's style and was never able to sell his work while alive.

His graceful solitude was perhaps the reason for his being named the..........Sphinx of Delft' by  Thore-Burger, a title made popular by other art virtuosos of the period.

Contrary to  the expected tradition when painters could only live and work if they were encouraged and sponsored by  royal and aristocratic families. Vermeer preferred to survive in extreme poverty. 

His characters consequently were fairly often women doing housework, knitting or going through kitchen routines. The backgrounds were inevitably the two rooms of the painter's own modest house.        

Though a few scenes of the interiors of other abodes are not non-existent in Vermeer's paintings, they are rare, and they always represent work  -a lady learning to play a piano, a young man trying to paint-

A busy   astronomer or a geographer    studying. Of the  37 so far acknowledged creations of Vermeer only two paintings show outside vistas of Delft.

The capture of light rays, whether entering a room through a side window or being reflected on people's faces are so realistic that a number of commentators today claim-

Vermeer certainly had access to some kind of an elementary version of a photographical instrument, if not really a camera in the modern sense.

But serious art critics  reject this hypothesis as pure nonsense. 

''Why not accept the simple fact that Vermeer was a genius who had visions of things different from his contemporaries and the mastery to transfer them to his canvases?'' they ask.  

The original idea of the organisers at the  Louvre museum in Paris was to expose, from February to May this year, the original works by Vermeer in the company of paintings by many other artists who were inspired by the Sphinx of Delft.

The exhibition has been a success from  Day One   when nearly 10,000 visitors waited their turns to enter the Louvre. The usual number  for   a successful show on the opening day is normally  5,000.

The organizers finally solved the problem by requiring the visitors to procure advance reservations through the  Internet  in order to avoid extra-long waiting times.

For the moment, one still has to wait for about half-an-hour to enter the hall where  Vermeers are being exposed.

Many thanks to the master art critic Zaf Masud/Paris/France.

With most respectful dedication to all the great art and artistic students of the world, and art's Professors and Teachers. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Voting  & !WOW! '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


Post a Comment

Grace A Comment!