Study for Modern Vermeer Interior, 1977 Reference
Vermeer, The Art of Painting, c. 1666-67, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
| Artist's Notes
I have a book of photographs of interiors published in Germany in 1906 that has been the source of many drawings and paintings. I feel a recurring attraction to these nostalgic images of early 20th-century rooms. In 1977, the year in which I made this drawing, I had been working intensively with Vermeer imagery for six years. Vermeer is primarily a painter of interiors. In this drawing I removed two figures from the room they inhabit in Vermeer's painting and placed them in an early 20th-century room. The figures are from Vermeer's The Art ofPainting: the artist seated on a stool at his easel and the standing artist's model. (George Deem, New York, May 25, 1996).