September 2, 2011

Channeling Vermeer…

Looks familiar? If you guessed Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, then you are absolutely correct! When I found out Vermeer’s Woman with a Lute is on loan from the MET at the Norton Simon Museum, I immediately scheduled a museum day. And with Vermeer still fresh on my mind, I couldn’t help but to stare a little when I saw this fashion editorial the other day. Channeling the “Golden Age” painting style of Vermeer, these photographs by Riccardo Bernardi are quietly beautiful. Shot in Amsterdam (never been!), I wonder if the light there really does have this deep serene to it…  that dramatic blend of blues, aubergine, and greys is both moody and theatrical, don’t you think? Leaves me picturing the 1600s, life in Delft, colors that they saw day in and day out, their inspirations, their daily lives, and just how significant a pearl earring could be in a painting…

{ photography by Riccardo Bernardi for Schön! Magazine issue 13 }

 

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One Response to “Channeling Vermeer…”

  1. Audrey Says:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 am

    This is beautiful, great photography. And..if you have the upportunity to visit a´dam, please do! the houses, the canals in the city, great picture of it though, that light!! the little shops..the market on monday, the Noordermarkt and not to forget to mention, the museum. Especially The Rijksmuseum, there´s a special section of Johannes Vermeer and other great dutch painters. I allways try to visit a´dam as much as I can.