The Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Art of Painting (Vermeer)

Of all Vermeer's paintings, it was probably this picture that he held in greatest esteem. It was the painting he used to show off his skills to customers. A customer three centuries after he died was none other than Adolf Hitler.


 
  This engaging series of art documentaries investigates the stories behind classic works by three masters of 17th-century painting: Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer of Holland and Diego Velázquez of Spain. A Dutch military company sets out in Rembrandt's The Night Watch, Vermeer celebrates his own medium in The Art of Painting, and the goddess of love regards herself in a mirror held by Cupid in Velázquez's The Rokeby Venus.

The Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Art of Painting
The Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Art of Painting