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Apprentice

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Get started with a museum-quality super-high-resolution (5,000 x 6,000 pixels !) digital image of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.
  • Free subscription to the Essential Vermeer Newsletter

Established Painter

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You get 18 museum-quality mega-high-resolution  digital image  of Vermeer's most iconic  paintings.
  • 18 museum-quality super-high-resolution digital images of Vermeer's painting.
  • Free subscription to the Essential Vermeer Newsletter

Master

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My  latest eBook, 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know about Vermeer.

  • Did Vermeer make mistakes?
  • What is the Milkmaid preparing in her kitchen?
  • Is the Girl with a Pearl Earring really a masterpiece and is her pearl a fake? 
  • Why did the artist's reputation vaporize so quickly after he died and why is he so famous today? 
  • What tricks and special colors did he use?
For anyone interested in Vermeer the man and Vermeer's art, rather than his myth, 25 Things You Didn't (Probably) Know about Vermeer offers  rare glimpses into the artist's day-to-day experiences and struggles both inside and outside the confines of his studio.
  • 18 museum-quality super-high-resolution digital images of Vermeer's painting.
  • Free subscription to the Essential Vermeer Newsletter

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About Essential Vermeer

In June 2001, I started dabbling with the Essential Vermeer website. Frankly, I had no idea of what I was getting into. But I'm glad I did. Here's why.

In 20 years, EV has grown from a one-page list of Vermeer resources to, I believe, the most stimulating website dedicated to any artist in the world. It now features over 1,000 web pages, 3,000 images, too many high-quality links to count and scores of audio files and interactive studies, including the Interactive Catalogue of Vermeer's Work (see link below). It is regularly consulted and cited by art specialists and art writers all over the world. This year alone it has tallied more than 1,000,000 page views, an astounding number for an art-historical resource.

So if Essential Vermeer is already as great as I say, why do I need your support?

I do everything: research, writing, layout, graphics, coding, communication, social media and IT. No kidding! Until now I have been working largely solo on a shoe-string budget drawn from personal resources. But I have now reached the point where to create the kind of ambitious, forward-looking projects I am planning, I need to free myself from my current time and financial constraints and focus 100% on content.

So if you are as passionate about art as I am and want to make the Essential Vermeer the best it can be, sign on to any of the four monthly tiers that feels comfortable for you. Your support will make a practical difference in how I will approach the future of EV.

Thanks for lending an ear (even if you can't support me for the moment).
Jonathan Janson


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