Johan Vermeer

“Few old master painters are as esteemed as Johannes Vermeer. Nearly everyone, it seems, admires the exquisite simplicity and subtle optical appeal of his pictures. Usually focused on a single figure–most often a woman–or a few figures enframed in the corner of a room deftly suffused in light, his paintings epitomize that fantasy of domestic …

Art Gallery visits in the Marais district with aspiring art collectors

For a recent assignement I had the pleasure to introduce to a Belgian couple and their young son to art galeries in Paris. Their request was simple, namely to see contemporary art in a selection of art galleries knowing they were thinking of starting an art collection (but they had not specific wishes). They had …