My mother is a lacemaker; thus, her attachment to the Vermeer painting of that name. It’s in the Louvre. If you only know it from reproductions, it’s smaller than you may expect – just 24.5cm by 21cm. Vermeer led me into the art of the past. Whatever first attracted me to his work – perhaps a sense of quiet mystery – is not dispelled by Philip Steadman’s book Vermeer’s Camera. Over the last century, there … More
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