Janson Jonathan How to Paint Your Own Vermeer – Review
Sub-Titled: Recapturing Materials & Methods of a Seventeenth-Century Master
In review, this book could aptly be named a Historical Summary.You know when you pick up a book and the title tells you all your expectations will be fulfilled, and all the problems of the universe will be solved…and maybe, just maybe you’ll learn something fantastic, but you don’t?
The frustration in reading this book is in the title. Paint your own Vermeer? On every page I expected a magic bullet- but it never came. There was a great deal of drawn out discussion and speculation that if considered, left you wondering- well how do I paint like a Vermeer?
Another thought comes to mind as well. “Where have I read this book before? Oh that’s right, the website,”
May your world be filled with joy,