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Cornelis Le Mair
The Concert - 21st Century Classical Style Oil Painting (after Vermeer)

2020

$22,504.53

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The Eindhoven located Dutch artist Cornelis le Mair (birth 1944) is best known for his still-lifes and monumental paintings that look like "straight from the 17th century". For years, the artist has been busy making his paintings, sculptures, writing and making music on a daily basis. He also gives "Masterclasses" and regularly receives people. These last activities could partly not take place. That meant that there was more time to paint. One of the many plans that le Mair had for a long time was to copy some paintings by Johannes Vermeer. It would be a study of composition, use of color and of the great light in the work of the artist who lived in Delft from 1632 to 1675. He chose two special works that, for various reasons, can be seen in public almost or not at all. Both paintings with a story. In the first not-so-nice story, The Work "The Concert" was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and has been heard from since then. The other work "The Music Lesson" is also not on display in a public collection, it is in the possession of the Queen of England and was only seen in the Netherlands during an exhibition in "Het Mauritshuis". It was loaned for that period. The painting is called by some "the painting with a flaw". The lady taking music lessons would look at the teacher and look at her fingers in the mirror. Whether this is really the case or it just seems that way, that will remain the question. It is certain that Vermeer often changed his composition while he was painting in order to make the image "better". Copying these two works was a job for Cornelis le Mair that took more than six months of his time. He carefully studied various reproductions, images that he could obtain. He then went to work in the way Vermeer painted at the time. The result is astonishing. The painting is signed by Le Mair in the right corner below of the painting. Le Mair made the frames himself. The painting without frame is 73 x 66 cm.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.77 in. (101 cm)Width: 37.01 in. (94 cm)
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  • Framing
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Nuenen, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU109917326792

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