DIVIDING LINES

ONE PLACE -TWO REALITIES

The Little Street, Johannes Vermeer

Together with the pictures in my previous post, these few images are my oh-so-humble acknowledgement to my favourite painting “The Little Street”, by my favourite artist, Johannes Vermeer. If I’ve got things right the linkage between my puny digital dabbles and the greatest masterpiece painting in the history of Western Art should be pretty obvious. But do be sure to look beyond the sublimely painted edifice and brickwork to the four characters who inhabit the canvas. The house, for all it’s glory is merely the device, and that’s the point and the joy and the thrill of Vermeer – more than any artist before or since – sorting out his devices from his themes. This is what I’ve tried to bear in mind when making the images presented here…

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