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Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Painting
Alternate title:
The Artist in His Studio : The Art of Painting
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 ( Artist : painter : story teller )
Kunsthistorisches Museum. ID=AVK
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Vienna Austria
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Style: Dutch Baroque
Period: Dutch Baroque Era
Movement: Baroque
Painting; artist
oil paintings --   ( aat )
Genre:
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
This painting was long called The Artist in His Studio, and we may in effect presume that the artist seen from behind was himself. However, the intention of representing an allegory is stronger here than in all other Vermeer's works. The heavy curtain on the left, which lets the viewer partake of the scene, has decidedly theatrical connotations. So does the young girl whom the artist portrays, and whose crown of laurel easily identifies her as Fame. A connection with Clio, the muse of history, also exists. She holds a trumpet and a book of Thucydides.
General Note:
Design Date: Ca. 1666 (signed).
General Note:
Inventory: 9128

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-MHF0366
usfldc handle - a1.mhf0366
System ID:
SFS0034924:00001

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Design Date: Ca. 1666 (signed).
Inventory: 9128
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Vienna Austria.
Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Style: Dutch Baroque.
Period: Dutch Baroque Era.
Movement: Baroque.
Painting; artist
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