The Real Lost Vermeer is the Museum Guard’s Bedroom. Steve Lawes Said So. (Yay!)
There’s a lovely hard cut from the poster advertising “The Lost Vermeer” straight to the museum guard’s empty bedroom. The composition of this scene is an homage to the master painter. Look at the parallels between Vermeer’s “The Astronomer” and the museum guard’s messy room. The guard’s passion is astronomy, remember, and art is just his job.
- Vermeer’s signature: the light source- a single window shining from above at an angle.
- Dimmed or stark lighting conditions
- Intricate drapery, textiles (Note the drape on the right side of the bedroom’s door.)
- Painter of everyday life of middle class people
- Use of mirror in composition (Notice Sherlock’s and Watson’s reflections.)
- The museum guard/ astronomer is obviously missing, but his telescope fills in for the globe in the Vermeer painting.
THE ART HISTORY MAJOR PART OF MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED
“How would you describe me, John?”
Words John used to describe Sherlock. Starting from day one from his blog, then progress chronologically to the last.
Why yes, it does. If you wouldn’t mind coming off incognito mode, I’ll inbox you personally :)