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The Astronomer or The Astrologer

A depiction of a scholar-philosopher at work, in the solitude of his study, this masterwork represents the style of Vermeer’s final maturity in its cold poetry and bravura rendering of objects and light.

THE ASTRONOMER: © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / René-Gabriel Ojeda
The Astronomer, Netherlands, 1668, Johannes Vermeer (Delft, 1632–1675), Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
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