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Podcast Episode 25: The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer

For the final episode of Season Five, I am examining The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer and how it represents not only the Dutch Golden Age of Art, but also the Scientific Revolution. To listen, please click here or download onto your favorite platform. Please rate, review, and subscribe!



The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer

1668

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The Geographer by Joannes Vermeer

1668-69

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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek by Jan Verkolje

1680

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Possible Self Portrait of Vermeer

From the The Procuress, 1656

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Detail of how a camera obscura works

from James Ayscough's A short account of the eye and nature of vision (1755)

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Sources


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Astronomer_(Vermeer)


https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-astronomer/4QIC_w37FgG5KQ


http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue/astronomer.html


http://www.essentialvermeer.com/cat_about/astronomer.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geographer


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonie_van_Leeuwenhoek


https://study.com/academy/lesson/how-science-shaped-historical-thinking-in-the-17th-century.html#:~:text=disciplines%2C%20including%20history.-,In%20the%2017th%20century%2C%20the%20term%20natural%20philosophy%20was%20used,the%20existence%20of%20scientific%20laws.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Vermeer


https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/verm/hd_verm.htm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner

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