Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland


 

Girl in Hyacinth BlueGirl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just arrived from Italy, kindly sent by Hayes, through BM.

This book is a collection of 8 short stories describing the story of Vermeer, the famous 17th century Dutch painter. A splendid and delightful book.

1. Love enough
2. Night different from all other nights
3. Adagia
4. Hyacinth blues

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

5. Morningshine
6. From the personal papers of Adriaan Kuypers
7. Still life

The Little Street

The View of Delft

Girl Reading a Letter by an open window

The Milkmaid

Dutch working girl (17th century) as portrayed...

Dutch working girl (17th century) as portrayed by Johannes Vermeer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Christ in the House of Mary and Martha

8. Magdalena looking.

Some interesting links about Vermeer:

Johannes Vermeer – The Art, Paintings and Life of Jan Vermeer “Van Delft”

Johannes Vermeer’s influence and inspiration

Essential Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer, a review by Mark Haden

 

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