A montage documentary about one of the greatest of the Dutch Masters, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) of Delft, using six of his paintings to look at aspects of his life and fame. Our guests speak about the strangeness of his paintings, his clever use of the camera obscura, his early and dramatic death, and how his fame has exposed a dark side to the art world.
Produced and presented by Chris Chambers
Broadcast: 31 December 2004
The interviewees are:
Professor Philip Steadman: author of “Vermeer’s Camera”
Anthony Bailey: author of “Vermeer, a View of Delft”
Kees Kaldenbach: art historian.