Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Astronomer

Room & Narrative

The Astronomer, (completed 1668)
Johannes Vermeer
Oil on Canvas 51cmx45cm
In the desert plains of the Acatama, a wistful scholar uncovers knowledge of the world beyond, terestrial activity: could they be a sign from god?... The curious astronomer pleads for divine inspiration. His enlightment nourishes as the more he discovers the more he is just dying to find out.