The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Jan Vermeer
name | Jan Vermeer

lived | 1632-1675

period | Baroque

paintings | selected works

Art of Painting
The Concert
Girl Interrupted at her Music
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Lacemaker
The Love Letter
The Milkmaid
Mistress and Maid
Officer and a Laughing Girl
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

The serene, enchanting beauty and grace of a Vermeer painting is unmistakable, as is Vermeer's trademark obsession with depicting light. The Art of Painting, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, and Girl with a Pearl Earring are among the artist's most memorable works. Select one of the links above to begin your exploration of the paintings of Baroque artist Jan Vermeer.

Baroque and Rococo

Germain Bazin has written a delightful introduction to the art and artists of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Chapters explore the development of these important art movements in various countries, from Italy, to France, to Spain. And plenty of pictures accompany the text.